Tyson Furys trainer drops Dillian Whyte hint amid retirement links

Tyson Fury's trainer Sugar Hill Steward is open to 'Gypsy King' facing Dillian Whyte next in an all-British heavyweight showdown.

Fury is currently taking a break from heavyweight action after ending his trilogy against Deontay Wilder with an emphatic victory in Las Vegas.

And Whyte is waiting in the wings for a shot at the lineal champion, with the WBC set to rule on the mandatory challenge at their next convention.

But Steward has insisted that Whyte deserves a shot at Fury and is open to the possibility of the pair meeting next.

Steward told World Boxing News : "Let's have it! Dillian Whyte, he’s a veteran. He’s been out there. He’s been working hard for a lot of years.

"For him to be at this spot is great. I’m sure he wished his (situation) moved forward faster, but he’s at the spot where he is right now, and he’s holding it down tight. I think he’s one of the top guys and should be next in line.

“It’s whatever they (the WBC) decide, It doesn’t matter to me, and it doesn’t matter to Tyson. It’s who we have to fight, and if that’s who the next opponent is, that is fine with us.

"There’s not one particular fight where we’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, we want him, we want him!’ It’s whoever is the best. You got a few guys who are at the top.”

Fury has reigned as WBC champion since his historic rematch victory over bitter rival Wilder in 2020.

And he backed up his championship credentials last month with another glorious success against the 'Bronze Bomber' in a modern-era classic.

The 'Gypsy King' was hoping to face rival Anthony Joshua in an undisputed showdown after his final tilt with Wilder.

But 'AJ' will now be forced to seek redemption after losing his unified belts in devastating fashion after being outpointed by Oleksandr Usyk.

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So this leaves the WBC champion with the likely option of taking his mandatory defence against Whyte next.

Whyte has admitted he is fearful of losing his shot at Fury with the 33-year-old hinting at hanging up his gloves.

But Steward has continued his praise of the 'Body Snatcher' and has admitted a meeting with Fury would be "exciting" for the sport.

“I haven’t seen too much of him, but I did see his two fights with Povetkin that he had,” Steward continued. “He showed a lot.

"He got careless and got knocked out, but he came back and took care of that business. He’s a man who takes care of business. He’s man who wants to fight, loves to fight.

"An exciting fighter. He’s knocking someone out, or he’s getting knocked out, one way or the other. That’s excitement. And that’s exciting for boxing.

“That’s the same style we have. We knock somebody out. So that’s great – two men who can knock each other out.”

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