Fury vs Whyte: Frank Warren confirms standby opponent in case Whyte pulls out
Frank Warren reveals he has a replacement opponent ready in case Dillian Whyte pulls out of his Wembley blockbuster against Tyson Fury…as he SLAMT ‘The Body Snatcher’ for breaching his contractually agreed promotional obligations
- Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte compete at Wembley Stadium on April 23
- But Frank Warren has now revealed that he has a replacement opponent ready
- Promoter is outraged by Whyte’s refusal to participate in the promotion
- Whyte, 33, chose not to show up for the announcement press in March
Frank Warren has revealed he has lined up a replacement opponent amid fears Dillian Whyte could withdraw from his Wembley Stadium sale against Tyson Fury on April 23.
The lead-up to the all-British clash for Fury’s WBC title – which will be attended by a record 94,000 fans later this month – has been marred by ongoing disputes between the two sides.
Whyte, who will not receive a share of the pay-per-view sales, has so far opted out of participating in any of the pre-fight promotions, despite Warren insisting the Brixton fighter is contractually obligated to do so. to do.
Frank Warren (right) has revealed a replacement will be lined up as Dillian Whyte withdraws from his April 23 match against Tyson Fury
Whyte has yet to take part in the build-up to the all-British clash set to take place at Wembley
Warren was asked about rumors of a possible backup opponent with just over two weeks left until Fury officially makes his homecoming to the UK after four years of fighting in the States.
“The truth is we cover all bases,” Warren said Seconds Off†
“Wouldn’t you think that, for an event of this magnitude, from what we’ve sold, we wouldn’t cover that scenario?” he added, when questioned further. “Of course we cover that scenario.”
Tensions have been high between the two camps since Whyte left it until the last hour to sign his contract and confirm the title fight, with ‘The Body Snatcher’ not happy with his split of 20 per cent of the purse.
Preparing for the fight in Portugal, Whyte subsequently failed to show up at the announcement press conference in March and has remained largely silent on his social media platforms since.
Whyte chose not to show up for the press conference announcing the fight in March
The mandatory challenger, 33, broke his silence on Wednesday to comment on the undercard, announced earlier this week, and wondered why his protégé Alen Babic isn’t on the bill.
Warren and Whyte’s attorney Jeffrey Benz were also involved in a heated clash live on talkSPORT in late March, with both insisting agreements had been violated.
Warren has now again criticized Whyte for his lack of participation in the promotion, saying: ‘The bottom of all this is he [Whyte] signed a contract.
“That contract is full of what his obligations are – and for that matter what our obligations are. We have fulfilled all our obligations.
“The only thing he keeps doing is of course going off center and thinking about other things that are not in the contract.
“All I want from Dillian Whyte is what’s in the contract. Nothing more nothing less. And so far he hasn’t. He is in violation. He didn’t.’
He continued: “We pay him $7.5 million and he has a benefit of $4 million. Of course I’m upset. What then have we to say? We pay fighters to do nothing?
‘Where does he think the money comes from? It is generated from the promotion. It’s not like, “Oh, here’s an offer on the stock, here’s your money, get out and show up at night.”
‘Did he do that for an argument he had with Matchroom? Didn’t he show up for a single press conference announcing a show for Matchroom? New. So why is he doing this?’
Fury broke his silence on social media on Wednesday to insist that he see Whyte . would knock out
Fury has also been largely silent during the build, after handing over his social media accounts to members of his team. However, the Gypsy King gave an update to his fans on Tuesday.
“Hello guys – Tyson Fury here,” he said in a short clip on Twitter. ‘Just a quick update to let you know that camp is going very well, less than three weeks. Can’t wait to see you all in the big smoke at Wembley Stadium.
‘Dillian Whyte is going to screw up man! I can’t wait, see you all there – all my loyal fans. God bless you all.’