TYSON FURY is eager to get back into the boxing ring but his next opponent WILL NOT be Oleksandr Usyk, Frank Warren confirmed.
The Gyspsy King, 33, has been ordered by the WBC to fight his mandatory Dillian Whyte.
Tyson Fury is preparing for his next fight after defeating Deontay Wilder last yearCredit: AP
Dillian Whyte has been ordered as Fury’s next opponent by the WBCCredit: Getty
The Gypsy King is frustrated he will not get to fight Oleksandr Usyk nextCredit: Alamy
And Fury is preparing for his next bout already even though a fight is yet to be agreed.
His promoter Warren told talkSPORT: “Tyson wants to fight in the first quarter and we’re working very hard to make that happen.
“He’s in strict training at the moment, he just wants to get out there.
“We’re all frustrated – the big frustration is that we’ve not managed to get the fight between him and Usyk for the four belts – that’s the fight we all want to see.
“In the mean time the WBC have ordered Tyson his mandatory against Whyte so that’s been a bit of a diversion.
“What’s his mindset? He just wants to get in the ring he doesn’t care who he fights he just wants to get in there. He’s had one fight in two years now it’s a long time.”
Last week Warren confirmed Fury’s next fight will take place on March 26 – but the venue for the contest and the opponent are yet to be decided.
There has been talk of Fury fighting Whyte at Old Trafford or in Cardiff but there have been problems in the two parties reaching a deal.
The WBC ruled that Fury and Whyte would receive 80 and 20 per cent splits of the fight purse – a decision which has angered the latter.
Negotiations have since taken place which have delayed the purse bids but Whyte is unlikely to bump up his percentage as it is based on previous earnings.
Fury earned 67 times more than Whyte in their last fights, according to Warren.