Whyte signs contract to fight Tyson Fury April 23

Dillian Whyte yesterday signed his contract to fight for Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight title, according to multiple reports.

The massive all-British clash is expected to take place in front of a crowd of around 90,000 at Wembley Stadium on April 23. However, there is still one issue to be resolved.

Whyte has been in pursuit of a world title opportunity since late 2017 and now finally gets his shot.

He first became mandatory with a win over Oscar Rivas back in 2019, though lost this position when he suffered a defeat to Alexander Povetkin the following year. After beating Povetkin in their rematch, he was later reinstated as mandatory.

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Whyte did not agree a direct deal with the champion when the fight was ordered and so it went to purse bids.

Fury’s UK co-promoter Frank Warren won with a record bid of $41million (£30.6million) – confirmed to be the biggest purse bid in boxing history – while Eddie Hearn bid $32million (£23.9million).

Since then, Whyte has been completely silent on the situation and Fury’s US co-promoter Bob Arum claimed that he was asking for more money in order to speak out and actively promote their upcoming fight.

However, Arum said they will not be paying the challenger anything additional and have sent him the basic fight contract to sign before the WBC deadline of Monday, February 21.

Whyte left it late to sign the contract for the fight, beating the deadline by a matter of hours, according to multiple reports. –

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