The heavyweight bout will take place between undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte.
First reported on Friday afternoon Mauricio Suleiman on Twitter. The date in memory for this event is 23 April in the United Kingdom. Frank Warren won the rights to the fight after placing the winning bid of $41 million.
This price will allow Fury to receive $ 29.5 million for this fight, and White – $ 7.4 million. Fury wins in a row over Deontay Wilder, both by knockout. The “Gypsy King” is currently undefeated in his 32 fights and is one of the most popular boxers in the world.
Fury recently called for a fight with UFC champion Francis Ngannou, but without the permission of the UFC, this fight did not take place. The amount of money that Tyson will receive for this fight is exactly the reason why Ngannou wanted the fight to take place.
Ngannou has been outspoken about wanting more money, and as more and more former UFC fighters move into boxing, more and more of the pay discrepancy becomes known.
White will enter this fight with a vengeful victory over Alexander Povetkin, who knocked him out in the previous meeting. With this victory, he took home the interim WBC heavyweight title and secured his place opposite Fury in the square circle.
The fight will be shown on ESPN+ PPV in America and BT Sport PPV in the UK.
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