Tyson Fury is ready to hand over his long-awaited crackdown on the WBC heavyweight title after humping Dillon White with Deontay Wilder.
Fury, 33, pulled himself off the canvas twice before securing a thrilling knockout win over old rival Wilder in his trilogy on Saturday night.
And the winner is now mandated to pick the winner of White’s clash with Otto Wallin.
The fight, however, is contingent upon Fury being unable to strike a deal to face Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed title within 30 days.
But with Anthony Joshua officially exercising his rematch clause with the Ukrainian, the winner of White vs. Wallin is guaranteed the next shot on the now undisputed WBC strap.
On Saturday night, AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn told DAZN’s Maya Jama: “Today we officially begin the rematch for the Oleksandr Usyak fight, which we will see early next spring.
“Back in the sport and we are looking for him to become a three-time world champion.
“A few niggles in the camp for AJ, Usyak had a bad cut, it’s officially started, we’ll sit down with the K2 hype and I think March is when you see that fight.
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“It was a disappointing loss pound-for-pound.
“We don’t need to be back in the game with 10-rounders, he needs to rip those belts off Usyak.”
Fury co-promoter Bob Arum revealed this week that he is interested in the Battle of Britain between Fury and White.
He told IFL TV: “It could be a big, big fight for Tyson, especially if we hold it in the UK.
“It’s not out of the question, Dillian White is a capable heavyweight and fights against Tyson Fury or Wilder [or] Whoever wins it will be a very interesting contest.”
But 89-year-old White is not expected to overtake Swedish slugger Wallin.
Today we officially started the rematch for the Oleksandr Usyk fight, which we will see early next spring
Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Eddie Hearn
He said: “Last time he [Whyte] Inevitably, he fought Povetkin and hit his ass.
“I look for Wallin to clearly beat White, so I’m not even taking that into account.”
Despite being within walking distance of the long-awaited showdown with Fury, White is refusing to live up to his expectations.
The 33-year-old said: “Tyson Fury hasn’t spoken to anyone on my team about any fights.
“If he was serious, he would send an email or a phone call and we would be talking.
“If he was serious, I might have waited for him and didn’t fight till December.
“But these fights are big fights, big fights don’t happen in a month or two.
‘There are a lot of things that need to happen.
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