After protracted negotiations, Fury’s promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum gained the purse bid at WBC headquarters in Mexico City, lodging a bid of round £30.5 million which bettered rival Eddie Hearn’s provide of £24 million.
The bout is being aired on BT Sport Box Office with ESPN broadcasting the struggle within the United States. Fury will earn £25m, with Whyte being paid £6 million, as dictated by the 80/20 purse cut up ordered by the WBC.
The undercard for the WBC title struggle has additionally now been revealed, with heavyweight champion Fury’s half-brother Tommy set to struggle.
Unbeaten Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KOs) will proceed his light-heavyweight journey over six rounds with a step-up struggle in opposition to Polish veteran Daniel Bocianski (10-1, 2 KOs).
“I am delighted that Tommy Fury will get to share some of the spotlight with his big brother after missing out on his big fight last year through illness,” mentioned promoter Warren. “If Tommy keeps on winning and continues to shine, his big opportunities will soon follow.”