by Scott Gilfoyd: Dillian White could lose if he fails to act fast to start a fight with WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury on March 26. If Whyte loses his chance, well, that would be just another example of him snooping at an opportunity.
At 33, Whyte is getting older and won’t continue to have these opportunities to flush the toilet with his decisions.
Whyte’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, appeared defiant, insisting he keep pushing for a bigger 80/20 split that was recently set by the WBC.
Hearn is believed to be looking for a split in the 60-40 or 75/35 region, which would be a huge payday for Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs).
White destroys his chance
However, if you go into the bags that Whyte and Fury made in their last fights, it should be a split 85/15 It would be more accurate instead of 80/20.
Whyte bag for the rematch with Alexander Povetkin after COVID-19 last March: $300,000. Last October, he was the rage purse for his three-way match against Deontay Wilder 20 million dollars.
With such a huge disparity in bags, the WBC is doing Whyte a huge favor by giving him an 80/20 split.
If Hearn gets his way with the umpires agreeing to raise Whyte’s purse to 60/40 or even 55/45, it’s clear that Fury will relinquish his WBC title in the second after that ruling.
It’s disappointing that after years of Whyte grumbling about not getting a title chance, he’s about to get one, but he’s going to miss out on his one.
We really don’t know what angle Hearn and Whyte are as they push hard for the 55/45 split.
Do they think they’ll get it, or is this a ploy to force Fury to void the WBC title shot that Dillian can elevate to full championship status without risking another loss?
I wish another reality
Now that the WBC has determined that a split over Fury-Whyte will be, Dillian needs to really move on and begin negotiating with Fury management.
WBC has already spoken out and decided the split would be 80/20 in Fury’s favour.
next generation…………. Let the games begin pic.twitter.com/PCv9zrDCiD
– Tyson Fury (@Tyson_Fury) January 13, 2022
As for Whyte and Hearn to keep pushing for a bigger split, he points out They did not accept reality. If they don’t like the split, they can do one of two things.
Things could have been a lot different for White had he not been knocked out in the fourth round by 40-year-old Povetkin in 2020. And White’s mistakes cost him in that fight.
What about errors in judgment made by Whyte when he failed to battle Luis Ortiz for the title elimination in 2018 when ordered by WBC?
Had Whyte agreed to clinch the title with Ortiz at the time, he would have already secured a world title by 2019 at the latest, and would complain 24/7 as he does.
Whyte had opportunities to revoke the title, and he didn’t take advantage of them when he first offered them. Furthermore, Whyte had the opportunity to fight former Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua, and he didn’t take it.
If you wanted a different reality, Whyte and Hearn would have made the right decisions in 2018 and 2020.
If Delian does everything perfectly, he could be the champ of the day, heading into an undisputed showdown with IBF/WBA/WBO Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Instead, Delian is stubbornly fighting a battle, trying to get a bigger wallet out of WBC, even though the organization has already made its verdict.
Go ahead or agree to it and try to beat Fury so they can have a bigger split in the rematch.
There will be a rematch if Whyte is due to Fury because there is no way on earth that Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will walk away from Whyte without insisting on a rematch if he gets hit.
Arum wants to get over it
“He can get good pay And prove he’s world class by taking on Fury,” Arum told Sky Sports of Whyte.
“We would like to fight that fight. It is a good fight for the United Kingdom,”
Arum can’t drag Whyte to the right with Fury kicking and screaming if he’s bent on screwing things up royally. All he can do is let Whyte and Hearn decide for themselves if they want to fight.
If they intend to feel the opportunityFury will switch to his Plan-B option to fight Andy Ruiz Jr. or Robert Helenius.
In the end, it could cost Fury his WBC title if he chooses to go ahead rather than give Whyte the 55/45 split he wants, but that’s a small cost to his peace of mind. In the end, Fury won’t be held over a barrel by Whyte in this.
The split is already set, and if the WBC changes it, the result will inevitably see Fury evict and move on to bigger and better things against Ruiz or Helenius.
Not having the WBC title in his possession wouldn’t stop Fury from getting his first dips in a rematch showdown between Anthony Joshua versus Olexander 2.
The only way Whyte can take that fight away from Fury is by agreeing to an 80/20 split, negotiating a fight with Arum, then beating him on March 26 for his WBC title.
“White should sit with myself And [Fury’s UK promoter] “Frank Warren made a deal to get a guarantee, and we’re going to get that show down the road,” Arum said.
“Come to the table and let’s see if we can strike a real deal,” Arum said at his inception like a parent.
“That’s up to Tyson,” Arum said of Fury potentially fighting Robert Helenius or Andy Ruiz Jr. If they can’t start a fight with Whyte. “We discussed other opponents.”
“If the fight is in a week or two later? It’s not the end of the world,” Arum of Fury said, and the fight was a little behind his preferred date of March 26.
It will be interesting to see if Whyte will shoot himself in the foot, losing his huge feud with Fury with his rough style of combat.
If Whyte loses, it’s likely Andy Ruiz Jr. He’s the one taking advantage of this, as he expects to be a backup for Fury’s Plan-B.