Tyson Fury’s heavyweight title defense against Dillian Whyte finally continues, with Friday’s stock market offers ending a long saga of negotiations.
Those offers had been rebuffed on no less than four occasions, amid continued speculation that Anthony Joshua would withdraw from his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.
However, this proposal quickly fell apart, and a record scholarship offer from Frank Warren ended negotiations.
The fight between Fury and Whyte is set to take place towards the end of April, with the Principality Stadium of Cardiff being the favourites.
This will be the final hurdle for Fury before a heavyweight unification bout against the winner of Joshua’s rematch with Usyk, which would undoubtedly be the biggest fight of his career.
However, it’s not just the WBC heavyweight belt that’s up for grabs, as Fury is also defending his undefeated record.
The 33-year-old has won 31 of his career fights, with just one draw against Deontay Wilder – which was the first of their trilogy fight.
Fury, of course, picked up back-to-back wins over Wilder in the second and third encounters with the Bronze Bomber – becoming the only man to inflict a defeat on the American.
The Gypsy King was also victorious against Wladimir Klitschko, Dereck Chisora (twice) and Otto Wallin.
Fury also saw numerous wins ending an opponent’s undefeated record, going up against seven different undefeated fighters.