Tyson Fury defends his WBC heavyweight title in opposition to Dillian Whyte in an all-British blockbuster conflict at Wembley Stadium subsequent week.
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 supply of £24 million.
The bout is being aired on BT Sport Box Office with ESPN broadcasting the battle within the United States. Fury will earn £25m, with Whyte being paid £6 million, as dictated by the 80/20 purse break up ordered by the WBC.
The undercard for the WBC title battle has additionally now been revealed, with heavyweight champion Fury’s half-brother Tommy set to battle.
Unbeaten Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KOs) will proceed his light-heavyweight journey over six rounds with a step-up battle 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,” stated promoter Warren. “If Tommy keeps on winning and continues to shine, his big opportunities will soon follow.”