Tyson Fury offers instant reaction to £25million purse for Dillian Whyte fight


Fury will face Whyte in April, with Cardiff as the likely host. The world champion has promised a fight of the ages.

Tyson Fury promises the biggest British boxing match since Lennox Lewis defeated Frank Bruno in 1993, after his bout against Dillian Whyte was confirmed.

Fury will be taking on a domestic challenger, with the Principality Stadium at Cardiff being the frontrunner to host this bout.

In the same city, Lewis clashed with Bruno to win the WBC heavyweight title. Fury now holds it.

It was Fury’s promoter Frank Warren who won Friday’s purse bid, offering £31million, of which Fury will earn £25m.

Whyte will pocket the remaining £6m after his representative Eddie Hearn failed with a £24m bid

Fury added: “I’m coming home baby. Get ready for the biggest British dust-up since Lennox Lewis vs Frank Bruno. History in the making.”

Fury will defend his title, which he won from Deontay Wester in their 2020 match.

Wilder, who was then titled “Gypsy King”, won the belt fight against him.

He had hoped to face Anthony Joshua, a fellow Brit, in an undisputed bout. However, that dream was crushed when Joshua lost to Oleksandr Uzyk two weeks prior.

Alexander Povetkin, however, knocked Whyte out of the belt two years back after Whyte has waited several years.

However, Whyte was able to avenge his second career loss before turning his attention to Fury.

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This week, however, he looked set to accept £5m to step aside from the fight and allow Fury to meet Usyk.

Joshua was also willing to do the same, for a price of £15m and a guaranteed shot at the winner of the undisputed fight.

However, talks ended before the purse bid, that had been delayed three times, was finally held at Mexico City on Friday.