Frank Warren sings happy birthday to Dillian Whyte in hilarious video

Dillian Whyte will challenge Tyson Fury for the WBC heavyweight title in front of 94,000 at Wembley Stadium on April 23.

Dillian Whyte's unwillingness to promote his upcoming fight against Tyson Fury hasn't stopped Frank Warren from wishing him a happy birthday.

The Brixton heavyweight did not turn up to the opening press conference last month and has stayed silent since signing the contract to face the 'Gypsy King'.

Warren won the purse bids and Whyte will earn a minimum of around £6million while Fury is set to pick up four times the amount.

Whyte was unhappy about getting just 20% of the purse, despite receiving the highest payday of his career. If the 'Body Snatcher' - who has not fought since beating Alexander Povetkin in March 2021 - wins the fight, he will get an additional £3.1m.

In a tongue in cheek video, Warren and his Queensberry Promotions team wished Whyte a happy 34th birthday on Monday, April 11.

And the promoter then sent a message to Whyte.

"Dillian, I hope training's going well down in Vilamoura [Portugal], he's waiting for you," Warren said as he pointed to a poster behind him with Fury's face on it.

"The man's waiting for you, so you better be in tip-top condition. See you next week," he added.

Warren has been left furious at Whyte's attitude throughout the build-up of the fight and was involved in a war-of-words with his lawyer Jeffrey Benz on talkSPORT.

Benz said on air: " Frank Warren won a purse bid and won the right for Dillian Whyte to fight Tyson Fury, he didn't win the right to control Dillian Whyte, he doesn't own Dillian Whyte.

"Dillian Whyte will come forward trained, focused and ready to beat Tyson Fury on fight day. My job is to make sure he gets that opportunity and it happens and the risk to Dillian is minimised, but we have some serious concerns about that."

Warren has since revealed that there is a replacement opponent ready to step in for Whyte should he pull out of the contest.

"The truth of the matter is that we cover all bases."

"Would you not think, for an event of this magnitude, of what we've sold, that we would not be covering that scenario?

"Of course we cover that scenario."

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Warren added: "The bottom line of all of it is he signed a contract.

"That contract is full of what his obligations are - and by the way what our obligations are. We've fulfilled every one of our obligations. All he keeps doing is going off centre, off course, coming up with other stuff that's not in the contract.

"All I want [from] Dillian Whyte is what is in the contract. Nothing more, nothing less."

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