British boxer Dillian Whyte has identified Manuel Charr and Tyson Fury as two potential targets for his next fight. Whyte claimed an emphatic victory over former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker last week, and is now ready to take the necessary steps to earning a shot against Anthony Joshua.
Since his defeat to Anthony Joshua in December 2015, Dillian Whyte has made every effort to push his way back into the spotlight, and more importantly, put himself in contention for a title shot. The 30-year-old has since fought eight fights, defeating the likes of Dereck Chisora, Lucas Browne, and most recently Joseph Parker. In his clash with Parker, Whyte gave one of the performances of his career, twice downing the fierce New Zealander before eventually winning by unanimous decision.
The logical next step for Whyte is to target either Anthony Joshua, who currently holds the IBF, WBA (Super), and WBO titles, or Deontay Wilder, who holds the WBC belt; however, with Joshua and Wilder seeking a unification clash, Whyte is forced to look elsewhere.
“I want either Fury or Charr next,” Whyte told Sky Sports.”Charr has the WBA belt so why not, it’s a good fight, he’s a great fighter and will come to fight. Whether he wants it is a different story, I know I do and it can be made.
“It’s time I got a shot.
“Then there’s Fury. The guy’s a joker and a mess, mentally and physically, he’s irrelevant right now.
“He’s saying he wants to fight Wilder, but he’s talking rubbish, that won’t happen and it makes no sense right now.
“Fury-Whyte is a great fight, let’s get it done. It’s more realistic him fighting me. If he wants a real fight, we can get it on in December, it’ll have the money and hype, and it’ll be massive.” “It’s a proper British dust-up and will be a better fight than him against Wilder.”
Whyte recently revealed that he and Fury were once sparring partners, and suggested that ‘The Gypsy King’ struggled to keep up. With Fury seeking his own title shot against either Wilder or AJ, a Whyte v Fury match up would once and for all settle the debate over the No. 1 contender spot.