Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Whyte Rejects Idea of Step-Aside Deal To Allow Fury-Joshua

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte has rejected the idea of a taking a step-aside deal to allow a full division unification between world champion Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Whyte is the mandatory challenger to Fury's WBC heavyweight title.

Pursuant to a WBC order from 2019, Whyte has to receive his mandatory shot by February 2021.

dillian-whyte (2)_10

Whyte returns on August 22 in Brentwood, against former WBA champion Alexander Povetkin.

Fury has to take part in a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder on December 19, with Joshua defending his WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO world titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in the coming months.

The teams behind Fury and Joshua have had ongoing discussions to face each other in 2021, as part of a two-fight series. Some of the financial particulars have already been agreed upon.

But if the champions win their bouts and intend to move forward with a planned bout - Whyte will stand his ground in getting his WBC title shot beforehand, and he won't entertain any step-aside money, as he strongly feels that he's waited long enough to get his opportunity to fight for the full title.

"Nah, there's to be no step-aside. I’ve waited long enough," Whyte told The Telegraph.

"I’m not getting any younger, I’m getting older. I just want to be world champion and reign and unify.

"So the sooner I can get the world title the sooner I can go about that. So, no I’m not looking to step aside at all."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Cool Scant on 07-12-2020

[QUOTE=The plunger man;20648023]wilder is a bum and should let other well deserved fighters get there chance......bum squad should stick to twerking and let the fighters fight[/QUOTE] Whyte don’t deserve the fight he turned down too many opportunities. Also Whyte is…

Comment by Jkp on 07-08-2020

Whyte wants to be world champion, but refused to fight for 3 world champion belts last year.

Comment by alexjust on 07-08-2020

[QUOTE=Ant1979;20648160]You make some valid points and I'd be tempted to agree if he'd just taken the mando slot. But given the lengthy debacle, legals and his general levels of frustration I'd be surprised if he took the money to step…

Comment by Ant1979 on 07-08-2020

[QUOTE=alexjust;20648099]It can also be Whyte's negotiations tactics. Fighting Fury, AJ or Wilder requires very solid skills. Getting extra fights and training under the belt, given Whyte's almost non-existent amateur boxing experience, is a good idea. All the while for getting…

Comment by Silver Spear on 07-08-2020

[QUOTE=kafkod;20647955]He doesn't need to make a statement against Whyte, he already did that with Wilder.[/QUOTE] Maybe not in your eyes but there are some out there that think he still has not had a lot of good competition. Personally I…

Top Headlines
Sergio Martinez Does Not Rule Out Future Crack at Ryota Murata David Morrell, Lennox Allen - Set To Collide in LA Jamal James, Thomas Dulorme - Ready For Title Clash Kerman Lejarraga, Tyrone Nurse on Weight For Clash in Spain Jamal James-Thomas Dulorme Weigh-In Results From Los Angeles Linares Out, Fortuna In Search Of New Opponent Ryan Garcia-Luke Campbell - WBC Orders Fight To Purse Bid Terri Harper, Natasha Jonas Go To War, Fight Ends in Split Draw Terri Harper vs. Natasha Jonas - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Fowler Beats Down, Stops Adam Harper in Seventh Hopey Price Boxes Past Jonny Phillips For Decision Win Chris Billam-Smith Crushes Thorley To Retain Commonwealth Title Wilbert "Skeeter" McClure Dies At Age 81's Television Pick of The Week - August 7 Alantez Fox On Standby For Showtime's Benavidez-Angulo Main Event Tyson Fury Starts His Own Foundation in Morecambe Linares Tests Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Scheduled Aug. 28 Clash With Fortuna Carl Frampton Hopes Jamel Herring Fight Still Happens in 2020 James: Morrell Hits Like A Sledgehammer; Will Make Serious Noise In His Division Dulorme: I've Fought A Lot Better Fighters Than James; That'll Show In The Fight Terri Harper: Pressure is on Jonas, Last Opportunity To Prove Herself Natasha Jonas: I'm Physically, Mentally Better Than I Have Ever Been Chris Billam-Smith Says No Risk of Facing Stablemate Lawrence Okolie Tim Tszyu: Horn Didn't Win Two Seconds of Crawford Fight WBC Prez is Firm: Wilder-Fury Winner Must Face Whyte Next Stefy Bull on Terri Harper/Mikaela Mayer War of Words Interim Title Fights Saturday Night Egregious Examples Of WBA's Sanctioning Scam Roy Jones: Deal To Face Mike Tyson Was 'Too Incredible To Resist' WADA To Shorten Punishments For Recreational Drug Offenses Benavidez: Time Will Come Soon Enough To Fight At Home In Phoenix Horn-Tszyu On August 26, Dubois-Pfeifer On August 29 - Land On ESPN+ Minsk Cold Wars: Kossobutskiy, Iliev, Magomedov Shine Dulorme: James' Talent Isn't Going To Be Enough To Get Him Through 12 Rounds Pacquiao Rejects Talk of Golovkin, Not Looking To Fight Above 147 McCaskill: Beating Braekhus Opens Up Doors To More Mega-Fights Ramirez vs. Postol, Barboza vs. Luis Made Official For August 29, ESPN+ Loma's Manager: We Want Lopez, If Not Him - Then Maybe We'll Fight Verdejo Ewa Brodnicka-Mikaela Mayer Mandatory Title Fight Ordered By WBO Terri Harper, Natasha Jonas - Ready For Title Showdown Frampton Seeking New Opponent, Vardanyan Out Due To Visa Issue
Latest Forum Threads