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Fury tells Whyte to "step up and take beating" as fight talks go on

The World Boxing Council has given Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte's camps a further two days, until Friday, to agree terms over a fight.

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Fury tells Whyte to "step up and take beating" as fight talks go on
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Tyson Fury has taken to social media to tell Dillian Whyte to "step up and take your beating" after the two boxers' camps were given more time to negotiate the terms of a fight.

Fury, Whyte camps now have until Friday to agree fight deal

Fury and Whyte were permitted an additional 48 hours by the World Boxing Council (WBC) to negotiate their fight before purse bids are made.

The deadline had been 6pm on Wednesday but has now been pushed back two days, though the WBC confirmed that it would be the final extension.

A statement posted on the WBC's website said: "The World Boxing Council has received once again requests from the teams of Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte, to extend the period of free negotiations.

"The WBC has granted this final extension and if there is no agreement, a purse bid will be held this coming Friday, January 28."

Whyte is the mandatory challenger for Fury's WBC heavyweight title but is currently in arbitration with the governing body.

Fury makes impatience known on social media

After the announcement of the extension, Fury wrote on Twitter: "Time to step up and take your beating."

Fury's camp had previously made it known they wanted Anthony Joshua to step aside from his planned rematch with Oleksandr Usyk after the latter's triumph in September, which would allow the WBC champion to go up against the Ukrainian in a unification bout.

The Telegraph reported that Joshua had agreed to forego the rematch for a fee of £15 million, though the former world champion denied claims a deal had been struck.

In a video posted to his official social media channels on Tuesday, Fury made it clear that he had had enough of waiting, saying: "Tick tick tock. The time has run out of the bottle. You're all getting a good hiding – cowards."

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