WBC sets 80-20 split for Fury

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Yesterday the World Boxing Council decided on the stock exchange in the fight for the WBC World Championship between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte.

Defending champion Fury gets a bear share of the stock market

After Dillian Whyte had secured his right to the mandatory challenger position at the WBC, the next step was the stock market allocation as Damocles sword over the potential heavyweight fight.

Whyte, who would theoretically be entitled to up to 45% as an interim champ, demanded $ 10 million from Team Fury. However, Top Rank / Bob Arum refused and bid 5 million in turn, which Whyte refused. Ultimately, Top Rank offered a 75/25 split in favor of Fury’s, to no avail.

Now the WBC intervened, which now set an 80/20 stock exchange division (as also initially requested by Top Rank and Fury) for their heavyweight champion. The basis for this division are the last 3 fights of the two protagonists, in which Fury got into the ring twice against Deontay Wilder and against Otto Wallin. Whyte, on the other hand, could not even come close to generating these exchanges in his last 3 fights against Wach and 2x Povetkin.

If no agreement can be reached between the two parties by January 11th, a purse bid will be made, to which every registered promoter has the right to bid.

Should Fury lose his WBC title, however, nothing would stand in the way of a fight against Andy Ruiz that has already been discussed. Talks between Arum and Ruiz’s management are said to have already started, as this fight would be better marketed in the US than a fight against the less well-known Dillian Whyte. Whyte, on the other hand, would then be made a full title holder and could then defend his title against # 1 ranked Deontay Wilder.

In the best case, however, both parties come to an agreement in which the winner then meets the winner between Oleksandr Usyk – Anthony Joshua to then fight for the undisputed world champion status in the heavyweight division.

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