Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who co-promotes WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, would like to see the boxer fight at least three times in 2022.

Fury has only fought twice in the last two years - mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He saw action in February 2020, when he stopped Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch.

And then he returned in October of this year, to pick up an eleventh round knockout of Wilder in their trilogy fight.

Fury's first fight of the new year is being targeted for the first quarter, with dates in February and March being explored.

“What I would like to see, and this is what he would like to see, getting in the ring at the end of February or March and doing at least three fights in 2022. Hopefully that is how it will all roll out, Fury is ready to fight anybody. I really believe that he is the pre-eminent heavyweight in the world, there is nobody out there that he would be reluctant to fight," Arum told Talk Sport.

The frontrunner to face Fury is WBC interim-champion Dillian Whyte.

Last month, the World Boxing Council refused to solidify Whyte as the mandatory challenger in the weight class - because the British boxer is currently engaged in a legal battle with the sanctioning body.

Having said that, Fury is still capable of facing Whyte in a voluntary defense - if the two sides are able to reach a financial agreement. 

Arum likes the idea of staging that fight next. 

“I think Dillian Whyte should be the next fight for Tyson Fury. We’ve got to push ahead and get a date and an opponent for Fury. And it seems to me that it is logical that it should be Dillian Whyte," Arum said.