Updated:Dec 23, 2021
Frank Warren On Tyson Fury
“He won’t be defending his WBC title, there’s a problem there, not of our making or his making I should say, WBC and Dillian Whyte are in arbitration, that hearing is not set to be heard until March.
“We can’t negotiate it’s all very well Eddie Hearn with his nonsense about negotiating, how can you negotiate when the WBC hasn’t said what the splits are, so in his mind he thinks he’s getting 45, in our mind it’s 20”
Whyte’s arbitration is due to take place in March and it could take several months before a decision is made. This is a legal dispute between The Body Snatcher and the WBC which Fury and Warren are not involved in.Embed from Getty Images
In the meantime, Warren explains that The Gypsy King does not want to wait around and is keen to face a different opponent.
“Tyson will fight but not for the WBC title, he will fight sometime in March.
“The ideal thing would be for Tyson to fight in the UK and I’d like to see him have a homecoming, he’s not fought here for nearly two and a half years and he’s never defended his title here, it’d be great for the fans to see him”.
Even if the WBC title is not on the line, Fury’s opponent would have the opportunity to win the Ring magazine belt and dent The Gypsy King’s unbeaten record.
Not to mention, the lucrative payday from stepping into the ring with who many believe is the best heavyweight on the planet.
Time will tell who Fury fights next, Bob Arum has recently mentioned that Andy Ruiz or Joseph Parker could prove viable opponents.
If The Gypsy King wins his next bout he will undoubtedly be looking to fight the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.Embed from Getty Images
However, Whyte could win his arbitration with the WBC and force a fight with Fury later on in the year.
Will 2022 be the year where Fury becomes the undisputed heavyweight champion? Or will all the politics and legal matters in boxing cause further delays?
Besides, the growing issues with COVID-19 around the world could lead to many fight cancellations.
The Gypsy King is planning to fight three times in the new year and all his bouts may need to take place in the states if the UK enforces stricter restrictions.