If Hearn had won the bid, he intended on placing the Fury vs. Whyte fight in late April.
With the 80/20 split, the guaranteed nurses for the Fury-Whyte fight will be as follows:
- Fury – $32.8 million
- Whyte – $8.2 million
Fury vs. Whyte will play up big in the UK, but in the U.S, this will be like another Sefer Seferi or Tom Schwarz type of fight.
Fury (31-0-1, 22 knockouts) will receive 80 percent of the purse, which means he will haul in a career-high $32,820,000, while Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) will get 20 percent, which translates to a career-high $8,205,000.
Fury, 33, had been pushing to become the undisputed champion in a title clash with IBF/WBA/WBO titleholder Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs). Usyk, however, is stuck with a rematch clause against former titlist Anthony Joshua, who Usyk upset last September. Usyk was looking for Joshua to accept step-aside for an undisputed clash with Fury.
Whyte, 34, fell into this position by winning the “interim” WBC title in blasting out Alexander Povetkin in four rounds during their September 2020 rematch. Whyte had previously been stopped by Povetkin in five, in August 2020.