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Tyson Fury earned 67 TIMES more than Dillian Whyte did in their last fights, claims promoter Frank Warren

TYSON FURY earned 67 TIMES more than Dillian Whyte in their last fights, promoter Frank Warren said.

The 33-year-old pair are currently in negotiations to meet after the WBC ordered Fury to face mandatory challenger Whyte.

Tyson Fury pictured with promoter Frank Warren
Dillian Whyte is Tyson Fury’s WBC mandatory challenger

But the governing body have announced the split of the purse will be 80 per cent in favour of the champion.

Whyte has been left furious and will contest the decision with an appeal, as the purse bids were moved back a week to January 17 or 18.

Warren said on talkSPORT: “First of all, the purse bid’s been pushed back by a week now.

“That was done [Saturday], so they purse bid will be seven days after so I think it’s next Monday or Tuesday,”

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“As regarding the split, of course they’re entitled to an appeal.

“I don’t think they’ll get anywhere because purse bids are based upon boxers previous earnings.

“Tyson’s last purse that were lodged with the WBC was £20million and Dillian Whyte’s purse was £300,000, that’s why it’s at the split it’s at.

“A situation in the last year I can think of is when Canelo fought against his mandatory at the time, Billy Joe Saunders but Billy had just done a deal.

“There was no way he was gonna get any 45 percent of a purse because the guy who generates the most money out the two of them is Canelo.”

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed the splits were determined following a review of Fury and Whyte’s recent paydays.

Sulaiman told BoxingScene: “The consideration for the 80/20 split comes from the purses the fighters have earned in their recent fights.”

Despite Warren’s claim, reports at the time suggested Whyte in fact earned close to £4m in his last fight, a rematch win over Alexander Povetkin, 42.

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But Fury is one of the highest-paid fighters in the world and in 2020, according to Forbes, he earned £42m from fighting, endorsements and his WWE debut.

Whyte had hoped for a 45 per cent split due to his status as WBC ‘interim’ champ.

But Fury’s superior profile has seen the WBC award him the lions share of the potential fight purse.

Warren said: “Certainly when you’ve got a heavyweight generating the money that Tyson’s generating, there’s never gonna be that kind of split.

“That is not something that’s new, this has been this way for over 25 years at least. Most of the organisations operate this way and that’s what it is.

“They can make their appeal, nobody would in any way from our perspective say you can’t do that, but fact of the matter is I don’t think it will make a difference.”

Tyson Fury pictured with Dillian Whyte

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