Tyson Fury tells Dillian Whyte 'you are getting annihilated' in biggest hint yet that fight will be agreed

Final deadline for Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte to privately agree a fight is on Friday January 28 before purse bids are made; Fury's call-out of Whyte is the strongest indication yet that a title defence will happen

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Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury have already traded punches as exclusive footage offers a glimpse into their fiery sparring sessions

Tyson Fury has lashed out at Dillian Whyte in the most significant suggestion yet that their fight will be agreed.

Fury has been in talks to defend his WBC heavyweight championship against mandatory challenger Whyte.

Fury said on Thursday: "Who else can't wait for the fight? The best of Britain.

"I can't wait to punch Whyte's face in!

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Image: Fury has dropped a major hint that he will fight Whyte

"I'll give him the best hiding he's ever had.

"Whyte, train hard! Because you are getting annihilated."

Fury's UK-based promoter Frank Warren said: "The heavyweight king has spoken."

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It briefly appeared that Oleksandr Usyk was an option to fight Fury to decide the division's undisputed champion - although Anthony Joshua denied reports that he had agreed to step aside from his contracted rematch with the Ukrainian who beat him last year.

Fury had previously hinted that Joshua had chosen to go ahead with a second fight against IBF, WBA and WBO champion Usyk, instead of opting to step aside and fight the winner of Fury vs Usyk.

"Joshua and [his promoter] Eddie Hearn are the worst businessmen in history - today they lost $90m," Fury claimed.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksander Usyk, IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Title, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London..25 September 2021.Picture By Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing..
Image: Anthony Joshua is set to fight Oleksandr Usyk again

The WBC confirmed on Wednesday that the free negotiation period between Fury and Whyte would be extended for the final time until Friday January 28.

If a deal has not been privately struck, purse bids will then be made - enabling any promoter to enter the negotiations and finance the fight.

The WBC previously ruled that Fury should keep 80 per cent of the total earnings from a fight with Whyte.

Whyte remains in arbitration with the WBC.

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