Heavyweight superstar Tyson Fury will defend his WBC title versus fellow Brit Dillian Whyte, following the major productive purse bid in boxing background.
Fury’s British promoter Frank Warren bid $41,025,000 USD ($58.6m AUD) for the suitable to host the struggle, beating Matchroom Boxing’s $32,222,222 USD ($46m AUD).
Fury is set to get paid 80 for each cent of the purse ($46m AUD) and Whyte 20 per cent ($11.7m AUD).
Undefeated Fury lately secured a second acquire towards Deontay Wilder to conclude a scintillating trilogy of bouts, and will now take on a initial-time world title challenger in Whyte. The fight is most likely to choose spot in the Uk.
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“I just cannot wait to punch Whyte’s confront in,” Fury has previously stated.
“I’ll give him the finest hiding he’s ever experienced.
“Whyte, teach tough! Mainly because you are obtaining annihilated.”
In the meantime, Anthony Joshua is expected to now secure a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk for the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.
If Joshua (also British) wins that and regains the trio of belts he lost past 12 months, it could established up a potential mega-struggle in opposition to Fury, ought to Fury manage to defend his title towards Whyte.
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Famous boxer Vitali Klitschko declared Fury-Joshua would be ‘the major fight of the past 10 years’.
He claimed, per Sky Athletics: “Everyone expects the rematch amongst Usyk and Joshua. Usyk is so robust or did Joshua make issues? Who is much better? That question pursuits every single boxing lover. Let’s receive an answer. Which is why this battle have to happen.
“Huge combat. Proper now, everybody doubts if Joshua is powerful adequate to struggle Fury. He can give the remedy in the Usyk struggle.
“If Joshua beats Usyk there will be massive desire [in Joshua vs Fury]. It will be the most important struggle of the previous 10 a long time.
“Joshua is a vintage boxer, Fury is unorthodox. Equally are punchers, both of those can make a decision the battle at any instant.
“Both are globe-class fighters and can knock each other out at any next.”