Eddie Hearn slams ‘outrageous’ purse demands from Tyson Fury camp for Dillian Whyte fight


Dillian Whyte

Whyte made to wait for his title shot (Picture: Getty)

Eddie Hearn has slammed Tyson Fury and his team after demanding an 80 per cent split of the purse for a fight against Dillian Whyte.

The WBC were this week expected to officially name Whyte the mandatory challenger for Fury’s world title.

That ruling is currently on hold however until a legal arbitration between Whyte and the governing body is resolved.

Hearn has suggested however huge demands from the Fury camp pose a problem even without the fight officially ordered.

The Matchroom chief does expect the WBC to rule in favour of the Londoner, however.

Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora Press Conference

Hearn confident Whyte will get his shot (Picture: Getty)

‘The purses are almost secondary to the fight being ordered,’ Hearn told IFL TV.

‘The interim champion can receive up to 45 percent of a purse split.

‘And I believe that the purse should be at those kinds of levels. We have seen Top Rank talking about 20 percent to Whyte which is outrageous.

‘But I think something that should be left to the WBC, the problem is time we need to move forward but we are confident that it will be a ruling that is fair to Whyte.

‘I think it is closing in and we would like to make that fight in the early part of next year.’

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