Warren rules out Fury-Whyte clash

Promoter Frank Warren has said that Dillian Whyte is not under consideration to face WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on December 5.

Whyte was due to rematch Alexander Povetkin on November 21 before the Russian tested positive for Covid-19, leaving the Brixton man’s next bout in limbo. 

Eddie Hearn had publicly suggested matching Whyte with fellow Brit Fury, who is yet to officially announce an opponent for his December ring return in London. 

Warren, however, has dismissed any suggestion of an all-Brit showdown happening, with Germany’s Agit Kabayel a firm favourite to challenge the WBC heavyweight champion. 

“I don’t get it. Didn’t Dillian Whyte get absolutely poleaxed in his last fight?” Warren told TalkSport. “He was the mandatory challenger and kept banging on about it. Stupidly, they put him in with Povetkin who poleaxed him.

“He’s lost his chance. We’re working on Kabayel. That’s what we want for Tyson Fury. It certainly won’t be Dillian Whyte. There’s no gain in it. What’s in it for us?”