Tyson Fury will return to the ring against Dillian Whyte or Joe Joyce if he has to fight in the UK next year according to promoter Bob Arum.
Fury demolished Deontay Wilder in the third fight of their trilogy to end their classic rivalry and emerge as the unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion and the consensus No 1 in the division.
Naturally, fans of the sport would expect him to fight Oleksandr Usyk, who took the IBF, WBA and WBO titles from Anthony Joshua. They are set for a rematch in early 2022, meaning Fury must look elsewhere for his next opponent.
“Who Fury fights next will be determined by Fury,” Top Rank’s Arum, who promotes the WBC champion in the US, told Sky Sports. “If the fight is in the UK, I would think Whyte would be a good possibility, as well as Joyce.”
Whyte withdrew from a fight planned for Saturday against Otto Wallin with a shoulder injury, but he still holds the WBC interim heavyweight title and is hoping to finally receive his first world title opportunity against Fury.
The WBC said, before Whyte’s withdrawal from fighting Wallin, that Fury would have to take on the interim champion if he was unable to agree a fight for the undisputed title with Usyk.