Dillian Whyte Breaks Silence On Tyson Fury Fight: “I’m Ready”

Dillian Whyte Focused on April 23 Fight Date with Fury

Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte take poses
Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte take poses

Dillian Whyte Breaks his Silence; Says He’s Ready for Tyson Fury Fight

It has been a well-documented journey to the championship for WBC heavyweight mandatory challenger Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (28-2, 19KOs). The forever challenger was frustrated with the purse split for fighting WBC champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (31-0-1, 22KOs). Moreover, he skipped out on attending the press conference and went virtually radio silent for months. Whyte has broken that silence with a message for the entire boxing community on social media.

Whyte’s struggle with the WBC goes back to when the strap was around the waist of former WBC champion Deontay Wilder. Nonetheless, Whyte was the benefactor of Oleksandr Usyk defeating Anthony Joshua for the unified title. While the boxing community awaits the rematch, the WBC ordered Team Fury and Team Whyte to start negotiations.


Whyte, upset with the offered purse split of 80/20, dragged the process longer than necessary. To make it even worse, the WBC agreed with the proposed split. In the end, Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, outbid promoter Eddie Hearn.

Despite this being the largest purse bid in history at $41,052,000 and the split for Whyte being $8.2 million, The Body Snatcher was still unhappy. Furthermore, he waited until the last possible minute to sign the contract as an extension of frustration over what he feels is a disrespectful purse split.

The mandatory challenger, after finally signing the contract, went complete, blackout radio silence. He even skipped out on going to the press conference to help promote the fight. Make no mistake, Whyte understands this is the biggest fight of his career. He took to social media with a message for those that wonder if he has been training for war.

Dillian Whyte breaks his silence on fight with Tyson Fury

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."