Tyson Fury’s Promoter Says Dillian Whyte ‘Not In Driver’s Seat’ For Financial Demands
Dillian Whyte has been calling out WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury for a long time, but the Gypsy King’s co-promoter, Frank Warren, feels that Whyte should lower his monetary demands for a potential fight.
Whyte vs Fury was expected to be confirmed by WBC in its 59th convention held in Mexico last week, but the sanctioning body never announced it. WBC cited the legal dispute with Whyte for not booking the title fight for 2022.
“I think Whyte’s fighting over the purse split [with the WBC] and I don’t think he’s got anywhere to go with it. Facts are facts and he lodged his last purse as being £300,000 [for the March rematch with Alexander Povetkin],” Warren said.
The interim champion wants to bag at least 45% of the total purse bid, but Tyson Fury’s camp doesn’t think he has made a strong case for such a demand.
“Tyson is in the driving seat. He’s the champion, he’s fought hard to get there, he’s not had any easy fights,” Warren continued.
“Of course the fighter wants to get paid, I get that, but if you’re as good as you think you are, go and win it! Then you’re in the driving seat. He could’ve done that against Anthony Joshua, but he turned down four or five million dollars to fight Joshua. I look at that and say, ‘Where’s your ambition? Why are you in this?'”