Dillian White has admitted that he is ready to postpone his fight against Otto Wallin to pursue a WBC title clash with Tyson Fury.
White was forced to ax his ‘interim’ bout with Wallin on 30 October after suffering a shoulder injury.
A new date for the heavyweight grudge match is yet to be announced.
And meanwhile, Fury remains without an opponent after integrating a potential split against Oleksandr Usik.
The Ukrainian will fight Anthony Joshua instead, triggering a rematch clause of defeated Britain.
And Fury has been ordered by the WBC to defend his crown against the now ‘interim’ champion, currently White.
And when Ace insists that he didn’t pull the plug on his Wallin fight to intensify a showdown against Fury, White admits he won’t hesitate to go after the Gypsy King, offering himself the first chance. needed.
White told talkSPORT: “I was training, I was ready, I was ready, spent a fortune on training camp. I saw Wallin complain that he spent $20,000 or something, I was like , ‘Well, try to spend six times as much.’
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“People are saying I pulled out for whatever reason – if that was the case, why would I have four companions here?
“I was three weeks ago or whenever [WBC] was ruling. I have people here, my whole team is here. We got hurt, I wanted to fight.
“You have professionals on your team, people who use their brains. I use my balls and my muscles.
“These people are like-minded people – surgeons and doctors – and they told me, ‘If you fight, you’re going to risk your career.
“Yes of course [I’d fight Fury first]. Fury got the world title and I have worked for what I was waiting for.
“I do not even know how much clearance fee I have paid. I could have easily skipped this route and gone the other route years ago, but I have waited and I have waited and I have waited.
“So what am I supposed to do? Fight Otto Wallin or fight Tyson Fury, what are you gonna do? It’s common sense. Like I said, I’m not afraid of anyone. I wanted to fight.”
“I think they’re about to mandate me versus Tyson Fury, they’ve basically said it already. It’s actually already mandated, so we don’t have to wait.
“I want it to be in the UK man, it’s a UK fight. Vegas is great, I’d love to go to Vegas and fight, but it’s a British fight. It’s the biggest all-around since Lennox Lewis vs. Frank Bruno.” -British heavyweight title fight.