Tyson Fury plans to fight three times next year and wants to kick off 2022 with a mandatory defence against. Dillian Whyte.

The 'Gypsy King' is currently awaiting news on his next opponent after stopping Deontay Wilder in their trilogy meeting in October.

Several options are being presented to Fury including WBC interim champion Whyte, who is awaiting an official ruling on his mandatory challenge while an arbitration between himself and the organisation is resolved.

Fury is keen to make next year one of his most active in recent times, and he is ready to touch gloves with anyone who challenges him in the coming months.

"That is what I would like to see and what he would like to see," promoter Bob Arum told talkSPORT when asked about Fury returning in February or March next year.

Tyson Fury is ready to fight three times next year (


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"And he wants to do at least three fights in 2022, hopefully that is how it will roll out and Fury is ready to fight anybody. I really believe that Fury is the pre-eminent heavyweight in the world and there is nobody out there that he would be reluctant to fight.

"I think Dillian Whyte should be the next fight for Tyson Fury but there is talk about Usyk who beat Joshua, but Joshua is not going to step aside until he is guaranteed the winner of Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk.

"And how can anybody assure him of that with Whyte in the mandatory position. The way I think it will fall out is Fury against Whyte which I believe Top Rank will co-promote with Frank Warren and can be held in the UK."

Whyte has been waiting for a shot at the illustrious green WBC belt since 2017, regaining his position with his rematch victory over Alexander Povetkin.

Fury's other promoter Warren has suggested that Whyte's negotiations demands were unrealistic with Fury himself

But Arum maintains that from his standpoint, a deal can easily be wrapped up with Whyte providing the ruling is made in good time.

"No from my understanding from the purses they have gotten in prior fight, I believe that the purse would be favourable for Tyson Fury," Arum continued.

"If it was full steam ahead with the WBC ruling the fight, I believe we could probably wrap it up very easily."

Fury himself has expressed his desire to instead face Usyk next year but Joshua has already activated his rematch clause to trigger a second meeting against the Ukrainian.

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