Tyson Fury has said he is prepared to face Dillian Whyte and will “knock him out in six rounds” but only on one condition after accepting the bout on social media on Tuesday.
The former unified heavyweight champion will only agree to the deal if the pair fight for the diamond belt instead of the interim title.
Whyte declared exclusively to talkSPORT that he is ready to fight Fury for the right to become Deontay Wilder’s next mandatory challenger.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman revealed his organisation has mapped out a plan to order Whyte vs Fury as a final eliminator.
However, Fury, 30, feels he should already be WBC champion after drawing with Wilder back in December.
Many believe he should have been given the victory.
“I just want to send a special message to the WBC who have supported me in my comeback and have been very fair with me,” Fury said.
“I recently saw your quote about fighting for the interim title against Dillian Whyte, and I thank you for your interest.
“But because I beat Deontay Wilder, though I did’t get the decision I still won and the world knows.
“I propose that we make me and Dillian Whyte for the WBC diamond belt, not the interim belt.
“I will take care of Dillian Whyte and I will knock him out within six rounds.”
Whyte has since responded to Fury’s message on his own social media channels.