Tyson Fury news: Bob Arum wants to make a new offer to Dillian Whyte

Whyte has been made mandatory to Tyson Fury's WBC title but they are no closer to staging the fight...

Promoter Bob Arum is hopeful of holding talks with Dillian Whyte about facing Tyson Fury next.

The pair currently have until January 18 to negotiate a deal before it goes to purse bids.

As it stands, a split of 80/20 in favour of Fury is the sticking point with Whyte believing he should earn more after becoming a pay-per-view star on Sky Sports in recent years.

Whyte has standout wins over Joseph Parker, Derek Chisora and most recently avenged his defeat against Alexander Povetkin in March, 2020.

"If he wants the fight and stops messing around, he can get a good payday and prove that he is of a world-class calibre by taking on Fury," said Arum when speaking to Sky Sports.

"We'd like to do that fight. It's a good fight for the UK."

"Whyte should sit down with myself and Frank Warren and work out a deal for a guarantee, and we'll get this show on the road.

"Come to the table and let's see if we can carve out a real deal. I don't know Dillian, but I would think he wants the fight. Let's let Oleksandr Usyk fight Anthony Joshua, which is contracted, and let's get Fury to fight Whyte."

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