Whyte ready to 'bash' up champion Fury

23 May 2020 22:43:18 GMTPlus10

British heavyweight Dillian Whyte says he is more than ready to do battle with Tyson Fury.

Whyte is currently in training to face Russian Alexander Povetkin but has already secured his position as the mandatory challenger for Fury's WBC heavyweight belt.

The WBC have said that Whyte will receive his shot at the title by the agreed date of February 2021 but much will depend on when Fury's contracted third fight with Deontay Wilder takes place.

Whyte's only defeat in his 28-fight career came against British world champion Anthony Joshua in December 2015.

He has worked his way through the heavyweight ranks since that reverse at London's O2 Arena, however, with 11 victories in succession.

The 32-year-old earned his shot at the WBC belt courtesy of July's victory over Colombian Oscar Rivas and has challenged title holder Fury to "have it out" with him in the ring.

The British pair have sparred with each other before and Whyte has fanned the flames by claiming he had dropped Fury "on multiple occasions" in training.

Speaking to the Boxing Show on Sky Sports News, Whyte said: "He just needs to stop talking rubbish and let's have a go. It will be a major fight. Let's have it out.

"I don't like telling sparring stories, but people in the game know. They know about me.

"Me and Tyson Fury sparred and I bashed him about and dropped him on multiple occasions.

"If I was such an easy fight, why is he not in any rush to fight me?"

WBC champion Fury is 1.28 to beat Wilder in the third bout of their long-running rivalry and 1.50 to beat fellow world champion Joshua in any potential heavyweight unification bout.

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