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Frank Warren suggests Dillian Whyte struggle harmful unbeaten Croatian heavyweight, relatively than Tyson Fury like Eddie Hearn needs


Nov 4, 2020
Frank Warren suggests Dillian Whyte fight dangerous unbeaten Croatian heavyweight, rather than Tyson Fury like Eddie Hearn wants

Frank Warren has informed talkSPORT that Dillian Whyte is not going to be getting the Tyson Fury struggle in December, and stated he ought to tackle Filip Hrgovic subsequent as an alternative.

Whyte was initially resulting from rematch Alexander Povetkin on November 21 after being knocked out by him in August, however the Russian has examined constructive for coronavirus and so can not compete.

Warren now co-promotes Tyson Fury with Bob Arum and has masterminded his comeback
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Promoter Eddie Hearn first stated it was probably that Povetkin vs Whyte can 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 informed talkSPORT they’re finalising Fury’s subsequent struggle towards Agit Kabayel on December 5.

Hearn noticed this as a possibility.

He threw Whyte’s title into the hat to face Fury on December 5 as an alternative of Kabayel, however Warren shot this down immediately.

Whyte and Povetkin’s rematch has been postponed
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Fury’s UK co-promoter informed Jim White on talkSPORT: “Appropriate me if I’m fallacious, however didn’t Dillian Whyte get completely poleaxed in his final struggle?

“At the moment, he was the necessary challenger to Tyson, he saved banging on about it, they had been going to sue all people. 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 seeking to do one thing else however it undoubtedly gained’t be towards Dillian Whyte.

“There’s no achieve in it. What’s in it for us?”

Hrgovic is an 11-Zero heavyweight who gained Olympic bronze in 2016 and is rated as one of many high contenders
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In current months, Warren had prompt 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.

In consequence, Warren has now stated that, relatively than Fury, Whyte ought to struggle Hrgovic subsequent.

He continued: “They’ve received a fighter there – I can’t bear in mind his title now – they’ve this European fighter who’s gonna be ‘the following neatest thing since sliced bread.’

Hrgovic is now co-promoted by Eddie Hearn, alongside the Sauerlands
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“They saved attempting to steer him in the direction of Daniel Dubois.

“Put him in with Dillian Whyte, they’ve received them in the identical camp, they will make that struggle.

“They had been saying he’s the following huge factor, let’s see if he’s, put him in with Dillian Whyte.”

As issues stand, Hrgovic is because of return to motion towards Rydell Booker in America on Saturday night time.