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Tyson Fury To WBC: I'll Fight Whyte - But Only For Diamond Title!

Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte insist they are willing to fight later this year.

Last week, Fury shot down a potential eliminator against Whyte, but now he's changed his mind.

The World Boxing Council last week ordered they fight in a final eliminator to challenge WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who Fury controversially drew with in December.

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Fury will fight for the first time in Las Vegas against Tom Schwarz on June 1, a month before Whyte fights Oscar Rivas in London, on July 20. And Wilder is back on Saturday, when he faces mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Speaking in a video on social media, the 30-year-old Fury said: "I accept the challenge. I'll fight Dillian Whyte every day of the week."

Whyte responded by writing: "Let's do it then. I'd fight you anytime, anywhere."

The 31-year-old Whyte also remains in contention for a rematch with Anthony Joshua, his long-term rival.

However, Fury said he was only willing to face Whyte if the WBC sanctioned the bout for their "Diamond title."

"I recently saw your quote about fighting for the interim title against Dillian Whyte and I’m very thankful for the opportunity," Fury said on Instagram.

"But what I suggest is, because I beat Deontay Wilder and we all know what happened, I didn’t get the decision, but I still won and the world knows. I propose that we make me and Dillian Whyte for the WBC 'diamond' belt and not the interim belt.

"I’ll take care of Dillian Whyte and I’ll knock him out within six rounds. I accept the challenge, thank you very much. I’ll fight Dillian Whyte every day of the week and twice on a Sunday, WBC. Make it for the diamond belt and not the interim version and you’ve got a deal. Let's get it on!"

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Comment by _Rexy_ on 05-15-2019

I'm confused...Isn't the point of the Diamond title that you can demand a title shot at any time? Fury literally walked away from that title shot. Why would he give himself an obstacle to get it?

Comment by champion4ever on 05-15-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19744066]WOW!!! That's amazing! We can't even go to the movies for $9 per ticket![/QUOTE] Yeah, that's very true! :lol1:

Comment by James Hunt on 05-15-2019

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;19742361]no, he cant get it any time he wants. fight was ordered at 50/50 due to the controversial ending. fury turned it down, this forfeiting his rights. he wants the diamond belt to get his 50/50 rights back.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by denium on 05-15-2019

[QUOTE=Bobby Deez;19743837]Green k for the sig. :lol1:[/QUOTE] Cheers bro, tried to green you back but i have to spread more around! :/

Comment by Bronx2245 on 05-15-2019

[QUOTE=daggum;19743799]11 million is what joshua-klitschko did and 10 million for joshua-parker. [B]canelo-jacobs just did 8.7[/B] and canelo is boxings biggest star and fights in its biggest market so not so bad for small market joshua. wilder-fury only did 3.5 and…

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