Dillian Whyte makes demand as he responds to Tyson Fury’s KO win over Deontay Wilder

Dillian Whyte has responded to Tyson Fury’s victory over Deontay Wilder by demanding the WBC enforce his title shot.

The ‘Gypsy King’ retained his belts in devastating fashion, dismissing the American with a huge right hand in the eleventh round.

But the counter in Las Vegas will go down as a modern-era classic, with Fury forced to climb to his feet from the canvas twice.

And his next potential opponent Whyte has now called for the WBC to enforce his world-title challenge after a long wait.

Fury has the belt. Wilder had the chance to fight me for three years but didn’t,” Whyte told Sky Sports News.

Tyson Fury was worked hard by Deontay Wilder in second victory
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“Hopefully now the WBC forces my position and Fury has no choice. It’s a massive British fight, a major fight for Britain.

“Fury is an unpredictable man who might say: ‘I am done!’ “I hope we can make a fight when I get past Wallin. But Fury is a difficult guy to plan. I haven’t heard a word from him about making a fight.”

Whyte has been awaiting a shot at the WBC heavyweight title for several fights, including throughout his two-fight series with Alexander Povetkin.

But in order to do so he must progress past one on Fury’s former opponents in Otto Wallin at the end of the month.

He is confident of doing so however, and has admitted it is difficult not to pin his hopes on a British showdown with the ‘Gypsy King’.

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“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking at them,” Whyte continued. “I am definitely looking at fighting Tyson Fury.

“Wallin is a dangerous operator – he pushed Fury all the way. I am looking to fight Fury next if everything goes according to plan.

“I’m always up against it, I’m always in hard fights. I’m used to it. I could pull out of the Wallin fight just to fight Fury but that isn’t my mindset. I can’t wait around for what Fury is doing.

“My mindset is that I’ve got nothing to lose. I’m not scared to take risks. They see danger in fighting me. I will risk it all, if need be.”

Fury proceeded to end the trilogy at the weekend in dominant fashion, leading to many labelling him the best heavyweight in the modern era.

He was initially linked with an undisputed clash against Anthony Joshua, which fell through in the summer when he was forced to take the trilogy.

And now Joshua has taken a step further away from a unification, as he seeks redemption to recover his belts from Oleksandr Usyk.

But ‘AJ’ faces a tough verdict from Frank Warren, who rated his chances against Wilder after Fury’s historic win.

“Look at the comparison between Tyson’s and AJ’s performances,” Warren said. “If Joshua has just watched that it will have frightened the life out of him.

“I would love a homecoming more than anything, for the British fans and everything,” the promoter added.

“Fury is the best heavyweight of his generation and he is up there with all of them.”

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