Following his decision to pull out of this weekend’s clash with Otto Wallin, many speculated that Dillian Whyte had put himself on a collision course with the man widely regarded best heavyweight on the planet, Tyson Fury. 

Although many were disappointed at the cancellation of Whyte’s clash with Wallin, excitement quickly became exalted at the seemingly inevitable prospect of an all-British heavyweight battle between the Bodysnatcher and Fury. 

Speaking on William Hill’s The Final Round, Gareth A Davies revealed his belief that Whyte vs Fury is very much next on the agenda. 

He emphasised: “I think we will get it mandated by the World Boxing Council and Mauricio Sulaiman – I think we will have that fight around March or April next year and it would not surprise me as it is a really big fight.

“I think Whyte will bring everything he has got to the table, it would be a fantastic fight.” 

Whyte has been a longstanding contender with the WBC, having captured the interim title and surged forward as the mandatory contender with a plethora of high-level wins against the likes of Joseph Parker, Oscar Rivas and Dereck Chisora. 

At the current time, with Fury having dispatched Deontay Wilder in their third fight and Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk tied up in a rematch next year, the path has opened for Whyte and Fury to do battle, in what would be a historic affair. 

Davies and David Alorka also lauded the credentials of Shakur Stevenson, who became a two-weight world champion last weekend and cemented himself as a potential pound-for-pound contender. 

“He’s already a two-weight champion and I think he can go up a third weight to lightweight. He put on an absolute clinic on Saturday night to take Herring’s belt. It was a phenomenal performance and he dominated virtually every round.”

William Hill’s The Final Round: Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury are on a collision course