Who is Tyson Fury fighting next after Dillian Whyte title bout?


While Fury has suggested that he will retire after fighting Whyte, most fans and pundits are sceptical.

Should Fury lose to Whyte (28-2, 19 knockouts), a result that most would deem a major upset, the Britons would almost certainly face off for a second time.

However, if Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) wins, the likelihood is that the 33-year-old will be set for a unification bout.

Anthony Joshua (left) and Oleksandr Usyk are set for a heavyweight title rematch (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Oleksandr Usyk is the reigning WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion, having taken the titles from Anthony Joshua in September.

The undefeated Ukrainian outpointed the Briton with relative ease at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, leading “AJ” to quickly trigger a rematch clause.

A step-aside deal, which would have seen Usyk face Fury this spring, fell through – reportedly due to Joshua’s monetary demands – before the Ukrainian returned to his home country in March to aid its defence against the Russian invasion.

Usyk announced later that month, however, that he would be leaving Ukraine to begin preparing for his rematch with Joshua, which is now expected to take place in June or July – likely in Saudi Arabia.

Should Joshua win that contest, a trilogy bout with Usyk is possible, but it seems more probable that the 32-year-old would go on to finally face Fury in the biggest British fight in decades.

Last year it seemed that Fury and Joshua were set to contest two fights in 2022, but Wilder’s contractually-owed trilogy bout with Fury scuppered that prospect, as did “AJ”’s loss to Usyk.

Still, it remains on the cards if both men can win their upcoming fights against Whyte and Usyk respectively.

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Fury previously held the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts, dethroning Wladimir Klitschko with a decision win in 2015. The Briton would relinquish the WBA, WBO and IBO titles, however, amid an anti-doping investigation that followed positive tests for cocaine and the prohibited substance nandrolone. Fury was later stripped of the IBF belt.

He subsequently took a hiatus from boxing before returning in 2018.

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