Dillian Whyte is said to have signed on to face Tyson Fury after waiting until the end of the stretch amid claims he is beating the reigning WBC world heavyweight champion
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Dillian Whyte is said to have signed him to take over Tyson Fury for the WBC world heavyweight belt after waiting until the final hours.
Whyte had until 6am on Tuesday (February 22) to put pen to paper on his major clash with Fury under WBC rules after being named his mandatory challenger.
But on Monday night, it was still reported that Whyte had not yet signed, with Fury taking to social media to urge him to have his contract removed.
There are concerns that Whyte may not put pen to paper due to a dispute over an 80-20 wallet split in Fury’s favor.
However, Sports sky reports that Fury and Whyte have both signed contracts to ensure their all-England clash comes ahead of the match scheduled for Wembley on April 23.
Whyte holds the interim WBC title after defeating Alexander Povetkin in a rematch and will eventually claim Fury’s full world championship title.
The Londoner will earn £6m from the fight after signing the dotted line – plus a £3m bonus if he dethrone the undefeated Fury.
Fury’s co-promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum won the bid with a record £31m offer, of which Whyte got 20%.
Warren and Arum then paid 10% of the WBC deposit and put out a contract that Whyte had to sign until 6 a.m.
Whyte himself has remained silent since the bid while Fury accused him of skipping the fight over the weekend.
Fury said: “I just heard that small sausages Dillian Whyte want to pay to attend a press conference. Silly greasy hot dog, you’re getting it [a fist]coward.
“Hi guys, a little quick. I’m setting up a Just Giving page for Dillian Whyte so he can show up for the press conference and I’ll donate first. My donation time is 47p, ready to go. useless.”
While the date and location are yet to be officially confirmed, Whyte previously told Sky Sports he is not concerned with those factors.
Whyte said: “Wherever they want the fight, whenever they want the fight, I don’t care.
“I tried to fight him for a long time. I was ready to fight him for a long time.
“I just want to fight him for the world title now.”
Eddie Hearn, who advised Whyte during the negotiations, recently denied a report claiming he had offered the fighter an alternative deal to stay on his DAZN platform.
While, Anthony Joshua is set to rematch Oleksandr Usyk in an attempt to regain his WBA, IBF and WBO world titles.
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