Dillian Whyte’s promoter reckons it is impossible to make an offer to stage his shot at WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury until the governing body reveal the purse split.
Brixton’s Whyte was recently named as Fury’s mandatory challenger and the two parties have 30 days to agree a deal before it goes to a bidding stage.
Cardiff and Manchester have been mooted as potential venues with the bout set to take place in February or March.
Whyte pulled out of facing Otto Wallin at Greenwich’s 02 Arena in October, citing a shoulder injury.
Matchroom Boxing supremo Eddie Hearn, who has promoted all of Whyte’s fights since 2015, told iFL TV: “There’s still the situation of the split to resolve.
“I said to Mauricio [Sulaiman, WBC boss] that it’s very difficult to negotiate a fight when you don’t know what the purse split is.
“I don’t see a deal being agreed until we know that. That needs to be determined before we can consider deals. We’re more than happy to do a deal if it is the right terms for Dillian Whyte.
“We’ll see how that develops in the arbitration and discussions with the WBC.
“We’d love to promote that fight.”
PICTURE: MARK ROBINSON/MATCHROOM BOXING
Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ
Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.
So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.