Frank Warren Wins Purse Bids For Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte

The Gypsy King's WBC heavyweight title defence could arrive on April 23rd
19:40, 28 Jan 2022

Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte is finally set to go ahead after Frank Warren's Queensbury Promotions won the purse bids to stage a WBC world title fight between the two heavyweights. 

At the purse bid, held in Mexico City, Warren's offer of £31m was enough to trump Matchroom's £24m. it gives Team Fury control over the bout which must happen by 29 April, with Cardiff's Principality Stadium reportedly the venue frontrunner. The two bids are the biggest in boxing history, breaking a previous record held by the Mirage to win rights to the Evander Holyfield vs Buster Douglas showdown in 1990. 

The WBC's ruling of an 80/20 split means Fury will receive £24.5m, while Whyte will receive £6.1m for the contest. 

A statement from Warren said: "Queensberry and Top Rank are delighted that WBC and lineal world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will defend his titles against Dillian Whyte following today's purse bids.

"A venue and date for the fight will be announced in due course."

A fight between the Gypsy King and the Bodysnatcher has been in the works for some time now. The purse bids had been postponed three times before today, with Fury having negotiated with Anthony Joshua to step aside from his rematch Oleksandr Usyk. With those talks having fallen through, Fury turned his attention back to Whyte. 

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