Last night, it was confirmed that Frank Warren had won the purse bids for Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte.
Warren’s bid of $41 million and Hearn’s offer of $32 million is the biggest purse bids in boxing history. With Warren coming out in top in the bidding war, it’s been reported that Fury will receive $32.8million and Whyte will receive $8.2million for the WBC heavyweight title fight.
With a set venue yet to be decided, Warren confirmed that the event will take place in the UK. Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is the front runner to host Fury vs Whyte.
Following the announcement, Fury said: “I’m coming home! Cannot wait. Me and Dillian are gonna put it on the line.”
Regardless of whether the event will take place in London or in Wales, the key factor to take away from the news is Tyson Fury returning to the UK.
Why Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte Is the Perfect Homecoming for the ‘Gypsy King:’
The last time the boxing faithful saw Fury on UK soil was when he defeated Francesco Pianeta on points. The event that took place in Belfast back in 2018.
Fury would spend the next three years fighting Deontay Wilder, Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin in the US. The last four of his bouts have been located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In his last outing, Fury showed great adversity, after getting knocked down twice in the fourth round. Eventually flipping the switch and knocking out Wilder in the eleventh round.
Tyson’s most recent win over Wilder meant that the ‘Gypsy King’ secured a 2-0 win over Deontay in the trilogy series.
Now that the crazy politics with the ‘Bronze Bomber’ is over, Fury can look ahead to the future, and it all starts with Dillian Whyte in April.
For the UK faithful, it’s a breath of fresh air that Fury is defending his belt on home turf. When you look at all the champions that came out of England, they’d never turn down the opportunity to fight in their own backyard.
The scheduled date in April is now Fury’s chance to defend the belt in the UK. The showdown with Whyte is the perfect homecoming for the ‘Gypsy King’, as two of Britain’s greatest heavyweights go at it for “the biggest purse bid in the history of boxing”.
There’s no doubt that he will be looking to put on an impressive display and successfully defend his WBC heavyweight title in front of a sell-out crowd.