WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman recently confirmed that Whyte, who is set to face Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom’s Fight Camp on August 22, will be next in line for a shot at their champion if he comes out on top against the Russian.
And should fury topple Wilder once more, his immediate attention will turn to an undisputed showdown with unified chief Anthony Joshua – having already reached an initial agreement for two Fights with his domestic rival in 2021.
“Tyson fury is not beholden to him. Tyson fury is probably the biggest star in boxing at the moment in my opinion. He’s undefeated, he’s been named as the No.1 heavyweight in the world by Ring Magazine. He will make his choices.
“Him against Joshua is the Fight everyone wants to see. I’m a fan and I want to see it. In my lifetime I’ve seen all these heavyweights and now we’re blessed with this.
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“I want to see these two guys Fight each other and no-one should stand in their way and it’s really important that it happens now when these two guys are at their best.”
British boxing fans have long craved a meeting between fury and Joshua, who currently hold every recognised world title in the heavyweight division.
AJ also has to get past IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in his next bout, which is likely to go ahead towards the end of the year.
Yet if both men remain unscathed as expected, Warren believes a historic British event will be on the cards.
“It’s the best heavyweight Fight out there and it would be the biggest sporting event in this country since England won the World Cup. It would transcend sport,” he said.
“It’s not going to happen before the end of the year, but it has to happen next year.
“And that Fight should happen in the UK. We should move heaven and earth to make it happen here.”
“I don’t want him Fighting behind closed doors, for me he’s the biggest box office [star] out there.”
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