The WBC has appointed Whyte as a mandatory challenger to Fury
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Dillian Whyte could soon have his wish fulfilled, that is, the realization of what he deserved more than two years ago with his results. The match against Tyson Fury for the WBC heavyweight title was officially ordered by the aforementioned boxing organization.
The popular “green belt” that Fury took away from Deontay Wilder in February last year and then defended in their match this year so the “Gipsy King” will still have to defend against a boxer who wasn’t in his plans.
The WBC has given the promoters, Bob Arum and Frank Warren on Fury and Eddie Hearn on Whyte, a 30-day deadline to agree, but it is likely to be extended due to the holidays ahead. If no agreement is reached, there will be a "purse bid", ie a fee auction, where anyone will be able to take over the organization of the match.
That is, it will go to whoever offers the highest fees to the boxers. How they will be divided is still unknown. Otherwise, real and interim champion matches should bring a 55:45 split, but it looks like Fury will require 70:30.
It is to be assumed that he will find himself somewhere in the middle. A few days ago, Fury offered Anthony Joshua a certain amount of money to deviate from the return match against Oleksandr Usyk, which would open the opportunity to organize a match for the absolute champion, but Joshua is obviously not interested in something like that.
So Fury now has two options to choose from. The first is the match against Whyte, for which he said he said it was not something he was interested in. The second is to give up that match, but that would mean leaving the belt, which would then go to interim champion Whyte without a fight.
He would then probably get a mandatory challenger against whom he should defend that title. As Boxing Scene finds out, Arum and Warren are already planning a match against Whyte. They would like to organize the same in April, and the household would be done by Cardiff or Fury's hometown Manchester.
Something like that wouldn’t make Fury happy but he would have to do it because of the belt Fury has too much desire to face Joshua and to show once again that he is the best of all time. It won't be easy at all, because Joshua is always ready and has great statistics behind him. It would be one of the biggest matches, it's just a question of when and if it will happen