Bob Arum tells Dillian Whyte to ‘stop messing around’ in Tyson Fury negotiations and ‘come to the table’ as he seeks big payday to face the Gypsy King
- Bob Arum has urged Dillian Whyte to make deal to fight Tyson Fury
- Fury must defend his heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Whyte
- The WBC has ruled that Fury will take 80% of the wallet as defending champion
- “He can get a good payday and prove he’s world-class,” said Arum
Bob Arum has urged Dillian Whyte to make a deal to fight Tyson Fury.
After his thrilling win over Deontay Wilder in October, Fury must now defend his WBC heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Whyte.
The WBC has ruled that Fury takes 80% of the total purse from a fight.
Dillian Whyte has been told by promoter Bob Arum to negotiate a deal to fight Tyson Fury
Arum (R) said Whyte could both earn a big reward and ‘prove his caliber’ by fighting Fury (C)
Fury and Whyte have until January 18 to negotiate a private deal before ordering any stock bids.
Confirming his intention to fund and promote the fight, Arum beckoned Whyte to the negotiating table alongside him and Fury’s British promoter Frank Warren.
“If he wants the fight and stops messing around, he can get a good payday and prove he’s world class by beating Fury,” he told Sky Sports.
“We want to fight that fight. It’s a good fight for the UK. I don’t know Dillian, but I would think he wants the fight. I don’t know his psyche.
Whyte needs to sit down with myself and Frank Warren and cut a deal on a guarantee, and we’ll get this show on the road. Come to the table and let’s see if we can make a real deal. Let’s stop messing around.’
Fury has been tasked with defending his title after last year’s stunning win over Deontay Wilder