Tyson Fury Announces UK Homecoming After Promoter Frank Warren Wins $41 Million Purse Bid

Published 01/29/2022, 4:19 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury enters the ring prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

After months of uncertainty, the undefeated lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is all set for an epic showdown in the United Kingdom. He will defend his WBC heavyweight title against the mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The probability of Anthony Joshua stepping aside to allow Fury and Oleksandr Usyk’s battle ended with the purse bid. After the bid, ‘The Gypsy King’ took to Twitter to confirm the news about his next in-ring outing. He wrote, “Big GK is coming home! UK baby!”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The fight between Fury and Whyte was delayed due to a negotiation breakdown earlier. This was because the bidders decided on an 80/20 purse split in the champion’s favor, which Dillian Whyte’s company was not in favor of. Therefore, a purse bid was announced.

READ: Mike Tyson Fails to Make It to Frank Warren’s Top Ten List

Finally, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren, who runs Queensberry Promotions, won the purse bid of $41 million along with Top Rank’s Bob Arum.

What does Tyson Fury think about the upcoming fights?

‘The Gypsy King’ is sweating hard and posting his training videos on social media platforms. Although Tyson Fury was keen to fight Oleksandr Usyk, he will have to win one more fight and hope that ‘The Cat’ can beat ‘AJ’ again. However, he will have absolutely no issue if he has to battle Joshua for the belts.

After confirmation of the fight, Fury mocked ‘The Body Snatcher’. ‘The Gypsy King’ said, “I can’t wait to punch Dillian Whyte’s face right in…Dillian Whyte, train hard sucka, cause you’re getting annihilated, bum.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

Fury’s fight with ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte has confirmed that Anthony Joshua is going to face Oleksandr Usyk in the rematch. Hence, whoever emerges superior in these two fights will battle for the undisputed heavyweight title.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story – How Much Did Muhammad Ali Earn? Net Worth, Biggest Fight Purse, and More

What do you make of the purse bid that has cleared up the confusion around boxing’s heavyweight division? Are you excited to see Tyson Fury return to the ring against his compatriot in April? Let us know in the comment section.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Abhishek Singh

579 articles

Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT