Boxing: Tyson Fury’s camp in talks with Dillian Whyte as he continues his legal challenge
Tyson Fury’s camp ARE in talks with Dillian Whyte as he continues his legal battle to face him… but the Gypsy King is only willing to offer his rival 20% of the prize pool as he says ‘We will see how much he wants a world title shot’
- Tyson Fury’s team has started talking to Dillian Whyte about a mandatory fight
- Whyte has taken on a legal challenge to ensure he wins a world title
- Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said Whyte would get a 20 percent split
Tyson Fury will be in his younger brother Tommy’s corner on December 18 for his megabucks showbiz fight against YouTube phenom Jake Paul in Florida.
When the Gypsy King returns to his day job in early spring, he’ll be interested in discovering whether a shot at the heavyweight world title really is more important than money for Dillian Whyte.
If Whyte extends his endless wait in the title wings while his legal action against the WBC goes to arbitration, he may be able to squeeze a few extra percentage points out of his wallet as a mandatory challenger. If Fury gives him a voluntary defense, he can expect to get his feet in the financial fire.
Dillian Whyte (L) hopes to face Tyson Fury (R) next year after launching legal challenge
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren (R) confirmed they were in talks with Whyte’s team but insisted he would only get around £300,000.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren says, “We’re talking to the people at Dillian, but he starts at ten percent. At best, he can expect an 80-20 percent split in Tyson’s favor as he only got £300,000 for his last fight and the WBC judges by selling power.”
Fury himself even curbs that: ‘Three hundred thousand? That bum isn’t worth three hundred pounds. We’ll see if he wants a title fight?’
“We can’t wait forever,” Warren says. Tyson should fight in February or early March. Joe Joyce is one of many deputies.”
Whyte’s desire for a title shot will be pushed to the limit as he awaits the arbitration decision
They’re talking millions. Love Island favorite Tommy, in just his eighth fight, is remarkably enough at over a million to join Paul on the Tampa celebrity stage.
Tyson says, “My brother could be taking his first step towards becoming a world champion in this, but if he can’t beat Jake, he might as well quit boxing.”
Tyson, Tommy and their father John then collided with Paul in an obscene, foul-mouthed tirade that was broadcast live on both sides of the Atlantic. There is no business like show business.
Tommy Fury v Jake Paul will be broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday night, December 18.