WBC Announces 80/20 Purse Split for Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte

Published 12/31/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder (red/black trunks) is knocked out by Tyson Fury (black/gold trunks) during their WBC/Lineal heavyweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


Over the past few days, there are umpteen dark clouds on the potent Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte matchup. ‘The Body Snatcher’s holds the WBC interim heavyweight title, and for all the reasons, he was considered as the next vital opponent for Fury. However, both the teams couldn’t reach a concrete negotiation as of now.

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On top of this, the WBC recently announced a shocking 80-20 percent purse split for the Fury vs Whyte matchup, with 80% going in ‘The Gypsy King’s favor.

Whyte earlier demanded a whopping 45% cut for this fight. But now, he and his entire team will be shocked to see the decision coming from WBC’s side. Also, both the teams have been given a January 11 deadline to reach a conclusion. Post that, the fight will go to purse bids.

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Fury undoubtedly has raised his stakes in the big division after a couple of terrifying wins over Deontay Wilder. He sits in the most decorated spot right now, waiting to fight by March 2022. After his fight with ‘The Bronze Bomber’, Fury hinted at retirement many times.

However, he is eager to have a couple or more fights before he finally signs off from the heavyweight roster. That said, Whyte stood tall as his next prime opponent since he has the interim belt.

But the purse splits drawn by WBC might just put an end to the potent matchup between both the British boxing stars.

If not Dillian Whyte, who will Tyson Fury face next?

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The Dillian Whyte fight seems to go out of the picture. However, until January 11, nothing can be predicted. Despite that, Fury‘s US promoter, Bob Arum, has a couple of opponents in mind already for ‘The Gypsy King’.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury celebrates with the belts after winning the fight against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Earlier this week, Arum opened up about lining Fury up with either Andy Ruiz Jr. or Robert Helenius.

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The coming few weeks ahead will be extremely vital, as it’ll determine Fury’s fight plan in 2022. What do you make of WBC’s purse split? Do you think a 20% cut is fair for Whyte?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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