The WBC have reportedly FINALLY ordered Tyson Fury to defend his heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.
Whyte has had to wait patiently for a shot at a world title, having suffered multiple setbacks along the way – many of which were not his doing.
His eyes will have lit up after Fury retained his WBC title in the trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder, with Whyte at the front of the queue for an opportunity to fight the Gypsy King.
Still, we are into December and there has been no suggestion of the WBC ordering Fury into a fight with his compatriot – until now.
According to the Daily Mail, Fury has finally been instructed to organise a bout with Whyte. Fight talks are understood to be set to get underway.
The report notes that the window for Anthony Joshua to stand aside from his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk has now passed, with Team Fury moving on.
The initial suggestion is that Fury and Whyte could be meeting in the ring come February or March.
With Fury not having fought on U.K soil since August 2018, a tussle with Whyte seems like the perfect homecoming for the WBC heavyweight champion.
Whyte will be hoping to cause what would be one of the biggest upsets in British boxing history by dethroning Fury in only his second-ever title defence.
If he is unable to achieve that, you imagine Fury will be facing the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk II later in the year.
That would see the heavyweight division crown an undisputed champion for the first time in this era.