“Very frustrating process of purse split between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte”- WBC President opens up about the arbitration between them

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's purse split was one of the most frustrating and cumbersome processes, says WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman. The WBC and Fury's co-promotion, Top Rank reached an agreement for the settlement

Mauricio Suleiman and Tyson Fury
Mauricio Suleiman on the Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder purse split

Tyson Fury and his pit crew were given the purse split required for a potential mandatory title defense, by the World Boxing Council (WBC). The WBC confirmed with the boxing news site, Boxingscene that they have agreed to the request put forth by Top Rank, which is the partner promoter of Tyson Fury.

The desired split put forth by Top Rank is 80-20 and both the parties seem to have agreed to the purse split. The purse is for the fight between the current WBC titleholder and the interim champion, Dillian Whyte.

Tyson Fury of Manchester has an amazing record of (31-0-1) and recently beat Deontay Wilder (42-2-1) with a knockout at the T-Mobile arena in Carl Moretti, vice president of operations for Top Rank petitioned for an 80/20 split to be given to the fight, in line with the drastic payments earned by the two boxers over their many last fights. The request is starkly in opposition to the orthodox 55/45 split between a reigning WBC champion and interim contender.

“The purse split was a very arduous process,” comments the President of WBC on the Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder purse split one of the most cumbersome ones says WBC chief, Mauricio Sulaiman

We cannot discuss any further details whatsoever due to the proceedings,” said Sulaiman. “The arbitration is still going on. Unfortunately, we’re in the process. We simply made the ruling [today], and that’s where we are right now. That’s why we can’t make any further comments whatsoever.”

This has been a very frustrating process. But I am happy and hopeful that it will get done, ” said the President.

We cannot discuss any further details whatsoever due to the proceedings,” said Mauricio Sulaiman, the President of WBC. “The consideration for the 80/20 split comes from the purses the fighters have earned in their recent fight,” he added.

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