WBC confirm deadline for Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte to reach agreement

If there is no agreement between the parties a purse bid will be held on Tuesday January 18 at noon in Mexico City WBC headquarters...

Free negotiations between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte has been extended, the WBC confirmed.

Fury - the WBC heavyweight world champion - has been ordered to face mandatory challenger Whyte next but there is still no agreement by both teams.

If there is no agreement between the parties a purse bid will be held on Tuesday January 18 at noon in Mexico City WBC headquarters.

Promoter Frank Warren provided an update on the current situation and revealed the reason why the fight hasn't been made yet.

"First of all, the purse bid's been pushed back by a week now. That was done (Saturday), so they purse bid will be seven days after so I think it's next Monday or Tuesday,"

"As regarding the split, of course they're entitled to an appeal. I don't think they'll get anywhere because purse bids are based upon boxers previous earnings.

"Tyson's last purse that were lodged with the WBC was £20million and Dillian Whyte's purse was £300,000, that's why it's at the split it's at.

"A situation in the last year I can think of is when Canelo fought against his mandatory at the time, Billy Joe Saunders but Billy had just done a deal.

"There was no way he was gonna get any 45 percent of a purse because the guy who generates the most money out the two of them is Canelo."

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