Frank Warren Said Dillian Whyte Made ‘Ridiculous Demands’ Prior To No-Showing Tyson Fury Press Conference
Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren isn’t happy with Dillian Whyte’s stunt on Tuesday.
Warren had an idea that Whyte wasn’t going to show up to his and Fury’s kick-off press conference Tuesday afternoon in London because he asked for “some ridiculous demands.”
“At one stage a couple of days ago [it was] that we can’t even use his image on a poster. I mean, what is that all about?” Warren told talkSPORT.
“We’re paying him $8million, plus he’s got a $4million upside if he wins, it’s outrageous. But it is what it is and we get on with it.”
Whyte’s money is guaranteed, reportedly meaning he will not get any bonuses dependent on how well the pay-per-view event sells.
Warren’s Queensberry Promotions won the promotional rights to the April 23 title fight with a record $41 million bid. Fury is set to get an 80% cut of the fight purse while Whyte will receive the remaining, which he is not satisfied with.
Whyte reportedly held out in the waning hours of the WBC deadline to sign the contract for the fight.
Fury’s U.S. co-promoter, Bob Arum, claimed that Whyte asked for additional funds to actively promote the fight.
“As long as he’s there on the night, that’s all that matters,” Warren added.
“One thing I won’t take away from him is his boxing ability, he will come to fight, he’s a warrior.