Dillian Whyte wants to bypass any rearranged fight with Otto Wallin in order to fight Tyson Fury.
Whyte was due to fight the Swedish heavyweight in defense of his WBC interim belt, but a shoulder injury means that fight has been called off with no certainty over when or if the bout will take place at a later date.
Given Fury has been ordered by the WBC to fight the interim champion - currently, Whyte - next, unless he can set up an undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk in the next 30 days, the Briton looks to be the likeliest opponent.
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Usyk is currently set for a rematch with Anthony Joshua in early 2022, so a fight with Whyte is the logical step for both boxers.
“Fury's got the world title, and that's what I've been waiting for, that's what I've worked for. I don't even know how much sanctioning fees I've paid. I could've easily abandoned this route and gone down another route years ago, but I've waited, and I've waited, and I've waited.
“So what am I gonna do? Fight Otto Wallin or fight Tyson Fury. What are you gonna do? It's common sense. That's for me and his team to sort out at the end of the day. We don't know what Tyson Fury is going to do. He might just tomorrow say, 'Yeah, that's it. I'm done’.
“He might go missing. He might disappear.”
“We were ready before this fight. He's pulled out of two fights with me before.
“Like I said, I'm not scared of no-one. I wanted to fight.
“I think they're gonna mandate me versus Tyson Fury, they've basically said it already.
“It's already been mandated really, so we don't need to wait… I want it to be in the UK man, that's a UK fight.
“Vegas is great, I'd love to go to Vegas and fight, but that's a British fight.
“That's the biggest all-British heavyweight title fight since Lennox Lewis vs Frank Bruno.”