Tyson Fury‘s next fight is all but confirmed, and he’s officially declared himself “out of bounds” from everyone who has his contact details as he enters training camp.
Sky Sports reports that Fury will face fellow Brit Dillian Whyte after he became the mandatory WBC heavyweight title challenger by knocking out Alexander Povetkin in March to win the WBC interim belt.
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Fury retained his WBC championship with an 11th-round knockout over Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight.
With the all-British blockbuster bout set to be locked in, it only makes sense that the scrap will take place in the 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium on April 23, according to Sky Sports.
And much like his preparation for the third Wilder fight, Fury is once again switching off from the outside world and promises to give Whyte “all the respect he deserves”.
“I’m about to go completely off social media for the next eight-and-a-half weeks,” Fury said in an Instagram video.
“I’m gonna go into training camp to give Dillian Whyte all the respect in the world that he needs.
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“I’ll train for him like he’s Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee for this camp.
“I’ve never underestimated anybody in my life and I’ll give this man all the respect he deserves coming as the No.1-ranked WBC heavyweight title challenger in the world today.”
The 33-year-old then implored everyone who has his details to leave him alone and let him train in peace ahead of what will be his second title defence.
“Please don’t phone me, call me, e-mail me, text me or try to contact me in any single way,” Fury said.
“Because I’m out of bounds until May.
“So have a fantastic time, I will see you all at the press conference and I’ll be training away.
“Please respect my privacy and space.
“Until the press conference guys, I shall see you all soon.