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Tyson Fury will only have to fork out 20 per cent of fight purse to Brit rival Dillian Whyte in world title showdown

, Tyson Fury will only have to fork out 20 per cent of fight purse to Brit rival Dillian Whyte in world title showdown

TYSON FURY will only have to give Dillian Whyte 20 per cent of the purse of their potential showdown.

The WBC made Whyte the mandatory challenger for the green and gold belt in October but a deal has been delayed over rows over money.

Tyson Fury will get a huge majority of the cash split if he meets Dillian Whyte
Challenger Dillian Whyte could expect to only get half of what he hoped for

Whyte, the WBCs No1 contender since 2017, has been pushing for a 40 per cent split based on his interim-champion status.

But Team Fury – headed up by UK promoter Frank Warren and his US peer Bob Arum – have insisted Whyte’s worth is only 20. 

Whyte took the WBC to an arbitration case in a bid to get his potential pay packet increased.

But SunSport understands the Mexico-based sanctioning body has now ruled that Whyte, 33, will only be due a fifth of their potential windfall.

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Fury, also 33, wants to fight as early as March and Whyte will have the option to accept the terms for a UK showdown this Spring.

Or Fury already has two potential opponents lined up on both sides of the Pond.

Finnish giant Robert Helenius is already in place to fight Fury in a UK homecoming bout, subject to coronavirus restrictions allowing a full house.

And if any attendance restrictions look like harming Fury’s earning potential on home soil he can return to Las Vegas where he likes the idea of facing Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Purse bids for the bout will take place at the WBC headquarters in Mexico City on January 11.

But, with travel restrictions a constant constraint, interested parties can partake via Zoom.

Warren and Arum’s Top Rank brand will bid to host the clash on BT Sport.

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While Eddie Hearn – who is a long-time Whyte associate but has no contract with the free agent – will try to land it for streaming app DAZN.

Sky Sports will also be interested as Whyte has been a big hit on their pay-per-view platform since his 2015 thriller with Anthony Joshua.

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