Tyson Fury's next opponent should be Dillian Whyte, claims Bob Arum

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Tyson Fury’s co-promoter hopes the WBC champion will fight three times in 2022, with Dillian Whyte, the ‘logical’ opponent for the next event.

The governing body is not yet presenting Whyte as the current champion’s mandatory opponent as the challenger is in an arbitration dispute over his status. That has led to a delay in any fight, and there is also disagreement between Fury’s camp and promoter Eddie Hearn over the proposed purse split.

With Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk yet to resolve their rematch, there is time for Whyte and Fury to reach an agreement, despite recent suggestions that Fury would retire after his defense against Deontay Wilder, the champ looks set to build on his momentum over next year.

“I think Dillian Whyte should be the next fight for Tyson Fury,” Arum told talkSPORT. "We’ve got to push ahead and get a date and an opponent for Fury. 

"And it seems to me that it is logical that it should be Dillian Whyte.”

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