Frank Warren On Fury vs Whyte: “No Rematch Clause Needed”

Frank Warren confident Fury does not need a rematch clause against Whyte

Dillian Whyte eyes Tyson Fury and his heavyweight title
Tyson Fury (left), Dillian Whyte

Frank Warren confident Fury does not need a rematch clause against Whyte

The road to an undisputed heavyweight champion has been a drama show for the longest time. Whenever it feels like crowning an undisputed champion is close, the boxing gods throw a monkey wrench into the mix. Queensberry Promotion’s Frank Warren, promoter for WBC champion Tyson Fury, wanting to forego a rematch clause for the Dillian Whyte fight is good for the sport.

It has been an eventful journey for the undisputed showdown and Whyte getting a title shot. Although the latter is finally about to take place, fans are still waiting for a true heavyweight king to emerge. In 2020, Fury defeated then WBC champion Deontay Wilder. Then, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the clock ran out on Wilder’s rematch clause.

It was all hands on deck as the powers that be were in full swing in making the undisputed fight between Fury and unified champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua. Then the boxing community was hit in the gut after a third-party arbitrator ruled that Fury must grant Wilder a rematch. Thus, the trilogy fight took place, and the Gypsy King prevailed.

The boxing community was hit with a hiccup before the trilogy fight, as AJ took another bad defeat, this time at the hands of former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, on September 25. The former unified champion would invoke the rematch clause. Moreover, he hinted at entertaining the possibility of a taking step-aside.

“If the money is right we have to look at it.”

Anthony Joshua


Nonetheless, it seems there will be no step-aside. Fury will now move towards defending the title against Whyte. Co-promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank made it known to the public that Whyte is next in line, and the reason why.

“I think Dillian Whyte should be the next fight for Tyson Fury…Joshua is not going to step aside unless he’s guaranteed the winner of Fury and Usyk. How can anyone assure him that when Dillian Whyte is in the mandatory position?”

Bob Arum, Top Rank CEO

The boxing community is awaiting the rematch to take place between the unified champion and Joshua. This would allow the former champion to regain the title. However, fans have been waiting longer than expected for the crowing of a true king.

During an interview with TalkSport, Warren’s answer about a rematch clause for the Whyte bout shows his supreme confidence in his fighter.

“No. No, let’s get it on. I don’t think we need a rematch.”

Frank Warren, Queensberry Promotions CEO

So going into 2022, regardless of who wins Fury or Whyte, Joshua, or Usyk, the fight for undisputed will be a top priority as all roadblocks hopefully end.

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."