Whyte in line for Lonsdale shot as BBBofC call Fury purse bids
Hard-hitting Brixton heavyweight Dillian Whyte is on the verge of fighting for the British title following the British Boxing Board of Control’s decision to announce purse bids for a clash with Tyson Fury.
The Board expect offers to be submitted for the contest by June 10th and for the bout to take place by the end of September, although with title holder Fury in talks to fight Wladimir Klitschko for the world title, Whyte is almost certain to meet the next in line for the vacant belt.
Fury has already vacated the European championship he won against Dereck Chisora last November and may well do similar with his British version in the coming weeks. That should free Whyte up to fight a host of top contenders like Anthony Joshua, Ian Lewison, Gary Cornish or even Hughie Fury for the UK crown.
Whyte, 27, has won all 14 of his pro bouts either side of a two-year ban for failing a drugs test – something ‘The Villain’ has always rigorously denied after unknowingly putting a black-listed substance in his system.
Since returning with two fights in a week last November, Whyte has knocked out all five of his opponents and nobody has managed to last more than four rounds with the big puncher since he entered the paid ranks back in May 2011.
A long-running verbal barrage by Whyte towards Olympic champion and fellow-unbeaten contender Joshua would make a high-profile domestic dust-up between the pair the number one choice for late 2015.