Dillian Whyte Signs Contract For Tyson Fury Matchup In April

Undefeated WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte are officially set for a matchup on April 23 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Multiple outlets reported that Whyte has finally signed his contract for the bout against Fury on April 23. However, World Boxing News' Dan Rafael additionally added that there still remains an issue in the contract regarding UK tax withholding that the WBC still needs to make a ruling on. The expected 80-20 split of promoter Frank Warren's record $41 million purse bid, which won him the rights to the Fury-Whyte matchup back on January 28, will net Fury $29,538,000 because he is the defending champion, and Whyte will be guaranteed $7,384,500 from what’s left of the winning bid as the WBC’s mandatory challenger. An additional $4,102,500 will be awarded to whoever wins the fight.

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Fury is 31-0-1 as a pro and is coming off of an eleventh-round KO victory over former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, in their trilogy bout back in October 2021. Whyte meanwhile is 28-2 as a pro respectively and is 12-1 in his last 13 fights, most recently defeating Alexander Povetkin to become the interim WBC heavyweight champion, via a fourth-round TKO in their rematch back in March of last year.

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