Frank Warren has advised talkSPORT that Dillian Whyte won’t be getting the Tyson Fury battle in December, and mentioned he ought to tackle Filip Hrgovic subsequent as a substitute.
Whyte was initially as a result of rematch Alexander Povetkin on November 21 after being knocked out by him in August, however the Russian has examined optimistic for coronavirus and so can’t compete.
Promoter Eddie Hearn first mentioned it was doubtless that Povetkin vs Whyte could be rescheduled for January, nonetheless he additionally left the door open for the Brit to face a distinct opponent in November or December.
Earlier this week, Warren advised talkSPORT they’re finalising Fury’s subsequent battle in opposition to Agit Kabayel on December 5.
Hearn noticed this as a possibility.
He threw Whyte’s identify into the hat to face Fury on December 5 as a substitute of Kabayel, however Warren shot this down immediately.
Fury’s UK co-promoter advised Jim White on talkSPORT: “Right me if I’m incorrect, however didn’t Dillian Whyte get completely poleaxed in his final battle?
“At the moment, he was the obligatory challenger to Tyson, he stored banging on about it, they have been going to sue everyone. Then stupidly, they put him in with Povetkin and he poleaxed him.
“That’s it, he’s misplaced his probability. We don’t want him. For Tyson, we’re engaged on Kabayel, if not we’ll be trying to do one thing else but it surely undoubtedly received’t be in opposition to Dillian Whyte.
“There’s no acquire in it. What’s in it for us?”
In latest months, Warren had steered his high younger heavyweight Daniel Dubois as a possible opponent for Whyte.
Hearn replied by calling for Dubois to face the highly-rated Hrgovic, who he co-promotes.
Consequently, Warren has now mentioned that, fairly than Fury, Whyte ought to battle Hrgovic subsequent.
He continued: “They’ve bought a fighter there – I can’t keep in mind his identify now – they’ve this European fighter who’s gonna be ‘the following neatest thing since sliced bread.’
“They stored making an attempt to steer him in the direction of Daniel Dubois.
“Put him in with Dillian Whyte, they’ve bought them in the identical camp, they will make that battle.
“They have been saying he’s the following massive factor, let’s see if he’s, put him in with Dillian Whyte.”
As issues stand, Hrgovic is because of return to motion in opposition to Rydell Booker in America on Saturday evening.