Fury is coming off an emphatic 11th-round knockout victory over Deontay Wilder last month to retain his WBC heavyweight title and end their trilogy.
He has since invoked his rematch clause with the sequel expected to take place sometime early next year.
That means it is more than likely Fury will end up facing Whyte next — especially given the deadline for a heavyweight title unification bout.
Whyte — who remains the WBC interim champion — was set to face Otto Wallin on October 30 only to pull out due to injury a few weeks ago.
“The WBC order was very clear, that the winner of Fury vs Wilder has one month to try to secure the ultimate unification against Usyk, who defeated Joshua,” WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman told talkSPORT. “If they’re not capable of doing such, then the WBC would go with a mandatory, which is the interim champion.
“We have received from the British Boxing Board of Control the medical certification that Whyte could not fight Wallin because of the injury. So we are going to do what we promised, which is that way we are moving forward.”
If that’s what pans out, it’s certainly not the worst fight to watch in the meantime.
Both fighters have wanted to face each other for a while and it would certainly be a big matchup in the United Kingdom.
Would you like to see Fury vs. Whyte next? Who wins?