Dillian Whyte ready to face Tyson Fury in next fight, as Eddie Hearn reveals Dereck Chisora offer and makes Andy Ruiz plea
Just three weeks before Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte were set to get it on for a second time in three months, the fight has been called off.
The Russian has tested positive for COVID-19 and the fight has been delayed until January 30.
Britain’s ‘Body Snatcher’ has now been forced to wait to get his revenge on Povetkin, but will he get in the ring before then?
Promoter Eddie Hearn used an Instagram Live chat to reveal Whyte is willing to face Tyson Fury in December. Frank Warren has suggested that German Agit Kabayel was on the verge of being announced as Fury’s opponent, but a bout with Whyte could be a big box office attraction.
“We would accept that fight. We would have to talk about numbers but Dillian Whyte would love to fight Tyson Fury on December 5. We would love to do that,” Hearn said.
Another wildcard entry appears to be Derek Chisora who gatecrashed Hearn’s video.
Chisora just lost to Oleksandr Usyk this past weekend via unanimous decision and has lost to Whyte twice before in a pair of wars.
However, now Chisora is in the shape of his life, he wants the chance to complete a trilogy with Whyte on November 21 and he invaded Hearn’s live chat to make his case.
“David Haye has just called as well and said Dereck Chisora wants to jump in and fight him again on November 21.
“If we can find a massive fight for Dillian Whyte, we are ready to go again. Andy Ruiz, if you’re listening, let’s go. Dillian Whyte vs Andy Ruiz is a quality fight.”
One interesting note Hearn made to Chisora is the fact that ‘Del Boy’ appearing twice on pay-per-view in the space of three weeks would be the quickest PPV turnaround in history.
Ruiz is another intriguing option. Whyte has had a war of words with the former world champion in the past and much has been made of Ruiz’s plight since failing to defend his titles in his rematch with Anthony Joshua last December – he hasn’t been in the ring since and split with his head trainer.
Could a bout with Whyte tempt him back into the ring? Will the Chisora trilogy happen? Could Whyte face Fury? Or does he wait to face Povetkin in January?