Tyson Fury is Favored to Face Dillian Whyte in His Next Bout

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  • Dillian Whyte is favored to be Tyson Fury’s next opponent at +110 via MyBookie.ag
  • Whyte is expected to be named a the WBC’s mandatory challenger if he defeats Otto Wallin in their October 30th bout.
  • Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is next at +150.

Tyson Fury is sitting on top of the world right now after defeating Deontay Wilder in their trilogy bout last weekend. With the Gypsy King finally putting the Bronze Bomber out of the title picture, the question now is who does he fight next?

According to the online sportsbook MyBookie.ag, Fury’s next opponent will likely be interim WBC heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte who is listed at +110. Newly-crowned unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is second at +150, while Anthony Joshua is third at +200, and former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz is next at +300. Former opponent Otto Wallin completes the Top 5 at +400.

Whyte Could Become WBC Mandatory Challenger

Dillian Whyte at +110 makes a lot of sense for Tyson Fury’s next opponent. The Body Snatcher is the current interim WBC heavyweight champion and will become the WBC’s mandatory heavyweight challenger if he defeats Otto Wallin in their October 30th bout. With Whyte currently a -250 betting favorite to win that bout at the best boxing sportsbooks, there is a good chance that Whyte will be Tyson Fury’s next opponent.

Whyte has been calling for a title shot against Fury for years. He became the mandatory challenger when he won the interim green belt against Oscar Rivas in 2019. But he lost that right when he was upset by Alexander Povetkin during their first bout in August 2020. Whyte would exact revenge against Povetkin in a rematch but while he took back the belt, he didn’t regain mandatory challenger status and will have to earn it again in his next bout.

Fury has opened as the massive -650 betting favorite to beat Whyte in a possible bout. That’s the Gyspy King’s shortest odds against the next possible opponent with Fury currently listed as a -350 to beat Anthony Joshua and a -310 to beat Oleksandr Usyk. Meanwhile, Whyte would be facing the longest odds of his pro boxing career at +430 if he fights Fury next.

Joshua Invokes Rematch Clause

Newly-crowned unified boxing heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is next in the MyBookie.ag oddsboard at +150. However, Usyk still has to take care of Anthony Joshua after AJ recently activated his rematch clause for a second fight with the Ukrainian. That fight is expected to happen early next year and if Usyk wins again, there’s a good chance that he will face Fury next for the undisputed heavyweight championship.

Joshua is next in the MyBookie.ag oddsboard at +200 but AJ’s main concern right now is regaining the belts he lost to Usyk. Interestingly, Joshua has opened as the betting underdog in the Usyk rematch at +172. That’s the first time in his pro-boxing carer where AJ has seen the plus money sign next to his name.

Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz is next at +300. Ruiz is coming off a hard-earned win over the aging Chris Arreola in his most recent bout. The Destroyer is looking to fight again before the year is over. According to reports, Ruiz is eyeing either Cuban contender Luis Ortiz or former IBF heavyweight champion but with nothing set in stone yet, Ruiz is essentially available. Wallin at +400 would mean a rematch of their closely fought first bout.

Shane Acedera

Shane has been writing sports stories since 2015 and has published hundreds of online sports articles. A retired banker, he juggles his day as his wife Rocelle's driver, a furdad to three Golden Retrievers named Horry, Fisher, and Ranger, and a content writer here at GamblingSites.ORG. ...

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