After Alexander Povetkin contracting COVID-19 and having to pull out of the Dillian Whyte rematch, Whyte has been suggested as a replacement fighter for the December 5th homecoming bout for Tyson Fury.
Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions had plenty to say about the suggestion.
“Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Dillian Whyte get absolutely poleaxed in his last fight? At that time, he was the mandatory challenger to Tyson, he kept banging on about it, they were going to sue everybody. Then stupidly, they put him in with Povetkin and he poleaxed him,” Warren told Talk Sport.
“That’s it, he’s lost his chance. We don’t need him. For Tyson, we’re working on Kabayel, if not we’ll be looking to do something else but it definitely won’t be against Dillian Whyte. There’s no gain in it. What is in it for us?
“They’ve got a fighter there – I can’t remember his name now – they have this European fighter who’s gonna be ‘the next best thing since sliced bread.’ They kept trying to steer him towards Daniel Dubois. Put him in with Dillian Whyte, they’ve got them in the same camp, they can make that fight. They were saying he’s the next big thing, let’s see if he is, put him in with Dillian Whyte.”
The opponent for Fury is yet to be confirmed 100%
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