Dillian Whyte offers to fight fellow heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury in a cage
Dillian Whyte has declared he would "bet his house" on Tyson Fury turning down the offer of a cage fight with him.
Whyte – the interim champion for Fury's WBC heavyweight belt – has a background in kickboxing and has recently talked up a return to mixed martial arts.
The Brit won 20 of his 21 professional kickboxing fights and held national titles, while he also won his sole MMA bout via knockout in 2008.
In contrast, Fury's only 'professional' fight outside the boxing ring came during an appearance on WWE in 2019, while he is currently preparing for a unification tilt with Anthony Joshua this summer.
Whyte could be due a shot at the Gypsy King's WBC championship if he is victorious over Joshua, although Fury may have to vacate his belt in order to take part in a second mega-fight with AJ later in the year.
But the 'Body Snatcher' is open to another form of contest with his heavyweight rival and said he would "twist him up" in a cage fight.
Whyte told Sporting Icons : "Tyson Fury would never fight me in a cage. I would bet my house on it, Tyson Fury would never fight me in a cage."
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He added: "I would twist off his little lanky knees. His knees are bendy already, I'll twist him up."
Whyte has also taken aim Francis Ngannou and recently declared he would fight the UFC heavyweight champion in the boxing ring or the Octagon.
"If Ngannou wants a fight tomorrow, I’ll fight him tomorrow," said the 33-year-old. "I want to make it fair. I know some other boxers want to fight an MMA guy.
"I believe I can beat him in both styles. I can beat him in MMA and in boxing. I don’t think he’s anything special, whichever they want.
"The guy is scared, so if doing MMA makes him feel better. If we have a fight in the cage first, he might take it, but if we offer him a boxing fight, then he might say, ‘No, no, no.’ If he wants it, he can get it."
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