Fury and Dillian Whyte fueled their rivalry with a violent exchange on social
media. It was learnt that WBC champion Fury angered Whyte when he said he could
slow down the Brixton man's mandatory WBC title in February 2021.
Fury is expected to face Deontay Wilder in a third bout before the end of the year, while Whyte will defend his WBC subtitle against Alexander Povetkin live at the Sky Sports Box Office on August 22, and the heavyweights have further escalated their feud on Twitter
Firstly Whyte wrote: "Gypsy @Tyson Fury coward always conning the public you forget I've put you down lots before & watched you pathetically sobbing on the canvas you ran away last year when @wbcboxing ordered you to fight me anytime anywhere anyhow.
Fury replied: " @DillianWhyte you're a mug, Come back when u achieve something dosser, A man who had famous for getting chinned by AJ...."
British duo continued to exchange insults, with Whyte referring to previous
combat sessions in which he suggested that Fury was overthrown by him.
Meanwhile, Promoter Eddie Hearn insisted that Whyte should still get his WBC title fight in early 2021, despite ongoing negotiations for Joshua to fight Fury in an undisputed world title fight next summer.
Speaking to Sky Sports as reported by Sports Central, Hearn said: "Whyte should take priority over Joshua to get the Fury fight. "Joshua will fight Pulev in November so won't fight until May, June or July of next year anyway. So there's no reason why Whyte shouldn't get that shot.