Whyte was expected to be called as Fury’s next opponent earlier this week, but the fight remains in question after the WBC announced their decision to delay the ruling.
Tyson Fury has no problem facing fellow Brit Dillian Whyte early next year, according to promoter Bob Arum.
Fury made the first defence of his heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder last month and was expected to be ordered to face interim champion Whyte this week.
“I talked to Tyson and we discussed it plainly,” Arum told iFL TV. “If Joshua steps aside, Tyson’s happy to fight Usyk. If Joshua doesn’t step aside – and it’s completely up to Joshua that’s his contract – than Tyson said why not Dillian Whyte.
“Then we would go ahead and proceed to make a fight between Fury and Whyte. Doesn’t have to be a mandatory, doesn’t have be anybody ordering it. It’s a good fight for Tyson Fury.
“We would be talking to the Dillian Whyte people and they have to realise, most the time it’s better to do things voluntarily than force a particular fight.”
Arum said Fury “owes” British fans a fight on home soil and thinks the American public don’t know who Whyte is.
Fury – who has one fight left on his deal with Top Rank – has not fought in the UK since 2018 with his last five fights taking place Stateside.
Top Rank has demanded an 80/20 split of the fight purse in favour of the champion.
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has since labelled the split as “outrageous”.
But Arum thinks if you compare Fury and Whyte’s last three fights that the split should favour Fury even more than 80/20.
He also criticised Hearn for not attending the WBC convention in Mexico earlier this week.
“That’s the way the rules are,” Arum continued.
“If you take the purses that Fury has gotten in his last three fights, you take the purses that Dillian Whyte has gotten and you compare them, if you did the percentages it should probably be 90/10.
“If Eddie doesn’t like the rules, then he should have been at the convention arguing for new rules.
“But don’t after the facts start talking about what’s outrageous, what’s not outrageous, the rules are the rules.”