WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has vowed to stay busy by taking another fight in December.
Fury is currently scheduled to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight on October 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Should Fury win, he wants to make a defense of his title against Dillian Whyte in December. Whyte holds the WBC's interim-title, which he captured after stopping Alexander Povetkin earlier this year.
Fury has been inactive since February of 2020, when he stopped Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC title.
Wilder exercised an immediate rematch clause, with their third fight being pushed back several times due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Fury aims to use Whyte as a stay-busy fight on pace to a unification showdown with Anthony Joshua in the first half of 2022.
"I have got my next four fights lined up. I’m gonna destroy Wilder and then I’m gonna take a fight in December because of all the inactivity. I don’t think the Joshua fight’s gonna happen in December. I’ll fight Dillian Whyte back in the UK for the first time in years at a stadium in December," Fury said to BT Sport.
“Let’s get a date in December, I’ll shut that bum right up, that’ll be an easy one. And then I’ll fight Joshua in March-time, maybe it’s in Saudi Arabia, let’s do it. Then we can have a rematch in the summer, back here at Wembley.
“And then I’ll go out with my fifth fight, I’ll fight Derek Chisora, then I’ll take two years out the ring, go absolutely nuts again. And I’ll come back at 37 and wipe the floor with whoever’s next, it’ll take two years to build someone up.”
But, Fury does caution that if Whyte starts demanding a tremendous amount of money, then the fight likely won't happen.
“Let’s hope he doesn’t start asking for stupid money that don’t exist, because if he asks for stupid money, then he don’t want the fight. So you heard it here, we’ll do Wilder on October 9, we’ll do Dillian Whyte sometime in December, that’s definitely gonna happen, I’m gonna splatter him for sure," Fury said.
BT Sport Box Office will show Fury v Wilder: The Trilogy exclusively live in the UK on Saturday 9th October. For more information visit www.bt.com/sportboxoffice