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Whyte is demanding a guaranteed £10 million purse for his mandatory shot against Fury which is now set to be delayed as the arbitration continues.

Dillian Whyte is looking to cash in on his opportunity to face Tyson Fury next year(Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing)

 

Dillian Whyte is demanding a purse of £10 million for his mandatory shot against Tyson Fury – and now looks set to miss out on a title fight.

 

 

The ‘Body Snatcher’ has been ordered as the mandatory challenger to Fury’s WBC belt with the defence set to take place next year.

 

 

However the negotiations are being delayed as both fighters continue to make their own demands for the huge British heavyweight spectacle.

 

 

Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has revealed that Whyte is demanding a guaranteed £10m purse which he has ruled out.

 

 

“I believe from what I know about the case that he doesn’t have much of a case and he should come to the table and make a deal for the fight to happen,” Arum told iFL TV.

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“If he can think he can win and take the WBC title, stop cr****** around with the arbitration and looking to push for the biggest dollar. Tyson is the bigger attraction, no-one has heard of Dillian Whyte in the United States really.

 

 

“We have offered him a deal with 25 per cent and a guarantee and let him negotiate from that, but again he says he wants eight-figures over ten million which is out of the question. I don’t know what he is talking about.

 

“The WBC will be talking about 25 per cent and 75 per cent from the champion but he needs to come to the table with a normal type of negotiation.”

 

 

Fury has explained to his promotional team that he wants to fight three-times in 2022 and is eyeing a quick-fire return in the early stages of next year.

 

 

He initially expressed his desire to face Oleksandr Usyk who currently holds the other heavyweight belts, but this is unlikely with Anthony Joshua now focused on the rematch.

 

 

However he will be required to fulfil his defence against Whyte who has been waiting for his shot since avenging defeat to Alexander Povetkin in March.

 

 

For now it appears unlikely to be Fury’s first test next year with the arbitration between Whyte and the organisation ongoing.

 

 

Arum has continued by naming Andy Ruiz and Robert Helenius as two potential opponents for Fury’s March return without the title on the line.

 

 

“Frank Warren and I are looking for another opponent to do Fury’s fight in Manchester or Las Vegas, depending on who the opponent is,” he continued.

 

 

“So we’re looking at Andy Ruiz as a possibility, he’s available. This big Finnish kid, who looked very good on the Fury vs Wilder 3 card, Helenius. Those are the two principal guys. I guess if it’s Helenius we do it in the UK and if it was Ruiz, we do the fight in Las Vegas.

 

 

“Fury has endured himself so much to the American fanbase, this Christmas I was up in Aspen and everyone was talking about Tyson Fury and what a character is.”

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