Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte are officially set to fight in a WBC heavyweight title bout after Fury’s UK-based promoter won a purse bid this evening.
Promoter Frank Warren won the highest successful purse bid in boxing history on Friday evening, beating out Matchroom Boxing’s £32,2222,222 with his £41,025,000.
The fight will mark Dillian Whyte’s first attempt at a world title in his career. Fury is coming off the back of his trilogy series with Deontay Wilder, in which he secured two wins.
The bout is due to take place at a date before April 29.
Announcing the news on Twitter, fury wrote: “BIG GK IS COMING HOME!”.
It’s now expected for Anthony Joshua to fight Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch for the IBF, WBA and WBO belts.
[Images by V-LEIBIUK via Shutterstock / Dillian Whyte via Instagram]