As early as the end of the first month, a fee auction was held for the match between Tyson Fury (31-0-1) and Dillian Whyte (28-2-0). It’s a fight for the WBC heavyweight world champion belt, and Frank Warren and his Queensberry eventually got the rights to host this match.
Fury and Whyte will share $ 41,025 million. The WBC originally determined that the fee split would go 80:20 in favor of Fury. Whyte and his team were dissatisfied with the proposal and the official signing of the contract was negotiated for a long time.
It is not known whether Whyte obtained a more favorable distribution of fees or stayed with what was originally offered. Although the date and venue (April 23, London) have been known for some time and Fury signed his contract, Dillian Whyte was awaited until the deadline for signing the contract.
Still, Whyte did what was expected and finally agreed. Even if he failed to agree on more than 20 percent of the fees, he will still get a record amount in his career so far ($ 7.38 million). 10 percent of the total fee will go to the winning fighter, so Whyte can further increase his payout by $ 4.1 million.
Anyway, everything is now ready for the big boxing event to be held at London’s Wembley. Tyson Fury has been unbeaten in 32 professional appearances and Deontay Wilder has been his preoccupation in the last two matches.
Fury vs Whyte
Both times Fury celebrated with a knockout, and now a solid Whyte awaits him. In his last appearance, Dillian defeated Alexander Povetkin by knockout in the fourth round. Whyte lost twice in his career. Povetkin in 2020 and Anthony Joshua in late 2015, were better than this very good British heavyweight.
Behind Whyte are victories over many top boxers such as Joseph Parker, Derek Chisora, Oscar Rivas, Mariusz Wach and the aforementioned Alexander Povetkin. However, there is no doubt that Tyson Fury will be the most difficult challenge in his career so far.
Dillian enters the fight as interim WBC heavyweight champion. He has won the title of interim champion on two occasions, and in April he will hope for an additional step forward. Tyson Fury will have a huge motive in this fight and it is clear that according to most he is the main favorite.
But Whyte has everything a boxer should have, so you shouldn’t write off Whyte before a fight. In any case, we can't wait for this match, which will be a real spectacle