Tyson Fury To Fight Dillian Whyte For WBC Diamond Belt

Earlier this month Tyson Fury accepted the WBC's order to fight Dillian Whyte and now a heavyweight slugfest between the two for the WBC 'Diamond' belt is on the agenda.

Fury stated he wanted the WBC 'diamond' belt to be on the line opposed to the interim-title and following that, Eddie Hearn has delivered the news that a verbal agreement is in place.

After speaking with the WBC, the pair will do battle in the squared circle if they both win their upcoming fights against Tom Schwartz and Oscar Rivas respectively.

"We wrote to the WBC and said. 'Great news, Tyson Fury will fight Dillian Whyte for the Diamond belt', so we're in for that fight," Hearn iFL TV, via The Mirror.

"After he beats Rivas, he will become the mandatory - that's what we've requested - but Deontay [Wilder] will be allowed another fight in October or whenever he's going to fight. We'll fight Fury next and then after Dillian beats Fury, he fights Wilder.

"That fight has got to happen next, unless Tyson pulls out. But he's not going to pull out, he's said that he'll fight him. That fight is on, it's been agreed by both sides, Fury has to beat Schwarz, Dillian has to beat Rivas, and it's on."

As far as Hearn is concerned, the only thing stopping this bout from taking place is a pull-out - which is unlikely given how much the two have expressed an interest in making it happen.

"The only way this fight doesn't happen is if one of them pulls out, and we've accepted the fight," Hearn added.

"He's already said it on interviews [that Fury will accept the fight]. They will write to him and say 'you are now in a negotiation period to fight Dillian Whyte for the Diamond title."

So, as it stands, it's looking pretty promising that Fury-Whyte will take place at some point in 2019.

In fact, Fury himself has already made his prediction that he'll knock Whyte out inside six rounds - while Whyte fired back by saying, "I look forward to putting you asleep!"

Of course champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder must be factored into the equation but Fury vs Whyte seems like the next logical step.

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Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

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