FRANK WARREN confirmed Tyson Fury is in talks for his ‘perfect homecoming’ fight against Dillian Whyte.
And the promoter warned mandatory challenger Whyte will ‘see what elite level’ is like when he shares the ring with unbeaten Fury.
Warren told the Daily Star: “Tyson Fury has been ordered to enter negotiations with Dillian Whyte for a defence of his WBC heavyweight title.
“And that’s exactly what we are doing now – discussing what could be the perfect homecoming for the Gypsy King.
“Tyson has no fear of taking on any challenger so once the decision was made by the WBC we were ready for it.
“He has already beaten the most dangerous puncher in the division twice – three times if you count the first fight he was robbed of a win in – so why would anyone pose a threat to him?
“Whyte will get his chance once we come to an agreement on a deal and he will get to see what elite level heavyweight boxing is.”
Fury, 33, having just knocked out Deontay Wilder, 36, in October, revealed he wanted to fight Oleksandr Usyk, 34, for the undisputed crown next.
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But with Anthony Joshua, 32, already contracted to a rematch with the Ukrainian after losing in September, he would have needed a fee to step aside.
Tentative talks to do so had started, until the WBC officially ordered Fury to defend his title against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte, 33.
And it gives the Gypsy King the perfect chance to fight in the UK for the first time since 2018, having boxed his last five fights Stateside.
Warren said: “And I would love to put it on in the UK in February or March.
“It will be nearly four years since Tyson has fought on these shores after he has gone over and conquered America.
“The decision on where it ends up will come down to a number of factors, though.
“So it now looks like it will be Whyte next for the Gypsy King and then we will move onto the undisputed showdown in the summer against Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua.
“These are exciting times for the heavyweight division.”