Arum: Now Fury meets Wilder, nobody knows Whyte in the USA
Eddie Hearn argues that if WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) does not have a rematch with Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) before the end of the year, the Briton will have to defend against Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KO). King of the Gypsies' promoter Bob Arum has his own opinion on this matter. The head of the Top Rank says bluntly - first the Fury-Wilder fight must take place, even if it has to be postponed for several months, and only then a fight against Whyte is possible.
“The WBC has approved the contract for the trilogy, and it takes all delays into account,” Arum explained in an interview to TalkSPORT. "If now it is not possible to carry out the fight without fans, the postponement will be justified. This is a fight of a completely different caliber. Fury vs Wilder is a big event in the USA, and nobody knows Whyte here."
“Eddie speaks differently. Obviously he needs to support his boxer Dillian Whyte. But I'm pretty sure Wilder will be next for Fury, and then we'll see. If Hearn demands a meeting against Whyte and deprives Joshua of a chance to meet Fury, it's Eddie's business,” added the promoter of the WBC champion.
According to the latest information, the planned confrontation of Fury and Wilder, scheduled for December 19, will probably be postponed to February 6, 2021.