Via Matt Lieberman: The World Boxing Council will present their new WBC belt to the winner of a bout between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
No word yet on whether there will be an additional sanction fee attached to the Fury-Whyte winner for holding. WBC Union Belt. If so, that’s a great deal for the WBC but not so much for the Fury vs. Whyte.
The undefeated Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will defend his second WBC title he won from Deontay Wilder in February 2020, and it could be one of the toughest fights Tyson’s toughest win since a narrow win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
Whyte brings a lot of talk about power, pressure, certainty and motivation to this fight. Unlike Fury’s last two fights against Wilder, Whyte will be tough to deal with as he’s pretty good at fighting the type of fight Tyson is currently using.
Fury’s American trainer Sugarhill Steward improved his game in his rematch with Wilder in 2020, changing him from a boxer to a pure slugger who isn’t afraid to bend the rules with rabbit-like punches.
After saying nothing through the entire ad, Whyte finally spoke for the first time on Wednesday, letting the boxing public know he’ll be there in a fight with Fury on April 23.
Earlier today, Whyte attended a press conference with Fury, letting fans know he would be ready to beat Tyson next week at Wembley Stadium.
Whyte will be cheering
Eddie Hearn said: “It wasn’t easy for him because Tyson Fury was locked up in the camp and Dillian Whyte didn’t say anything. Secondsout about promoter Frank Warren.
“It’s still a big fight. Obviously, it won’t hit the numbers it will with a massive eight-week accumulation, but it’s still a very good fight.
“I don’t envy Mr. Warren about this. I actually felt apologetic to him a couple of times because it’s not easy to deal with people who don’t want to be involved sometimes. I’m sure next week will be games & fun,” Hearn said of the Fury vs Whyte fight on April 23.
“I want to see Dillian Whyte winWhether it’s from the stands or my sofa, I’m sure I’ll be watching. Dillian always had a fight deal with us because we were always so loyal to each other.
“You can’t call him a Chamber fighter, but I call him a Chamber fighter because we’ve both been part of each other’s journeys,” Hearn said.
A win for Whyte could potentially set up a major fight against Anthony Joshua later this year if AJ defeats unified heavyweight champion Oleksander Usyk in July.