Bob Arum wants to watch Fury vs. Whyte is a volunteer to defend Boxing News 24
Via Charles Brun: Promoter Bob Arum says he wants to negotiate a fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte as a voluntary defense for ‘The Gypsy King’. Arum wanted to negotiate the war without the WBC giving orders.
Arum told iFL TV that he wanted to do a deal for the Fury-Whyte fight as a voluntary one because Whyte is still refereeing with the WBC and they won’t order the fight while it’s still ongoing. out.
We do not know how long the arbitration cause may last. If they still haven’t worked it out by early 2022, it makes perfect sense for Whyte to negotiate a fight with Fury.
If Whyte wants a fight with Fury to happen soon, he needs to agree to Arum’s offer to negotiate the fight without the WBC ordering it.
Fury versus Whyte is a voluntary defense
“It was the right decision. How can you order something when you are being sued and the matter is being adjudicated? Bob Arum told iFL TV on WBC that it made the right decision not to order the Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte fight to take place this week at their conference due to Dillian’s lawsuit.
“WBC has carefully laid it out. Listen, I spoke to Tyson this morning and we clearly discussed it,” Arum continued. “If Joshua steps aside, Tyson would be happy to fight Usyk.
“If Joshua doesn’t step aside, and completely depend on Joshua, which is his contract, then Tyson says, ‘Why not, Dillian Whyte?’ Then we’ll go ahead and proceed and make a fight between Fury and Whyte. It is not a requirement.
“It is not necessary for anyone to order. It’s been a good fight for Tyson Fury, and we’ll be talking to the Dillian Whyte folks. They must realize that most of the time it is better to do things voluntarily than to force a particular war.
If Whyte and his promoter Eddie Hearn believe that by waiting for the case to be resolved it will read them to receive a larger sum, they will likely decline Arum’s offer of employment. then fight together without the WBC’s mandatory orders.
Joe Joyce can back up Fury
“That’s how the rules are,” Arum said, saying that Whyte promoter Eddie Hearn was annoyed and said that the Top Rated wanted to split Dillian’s wallet into 80-20 to benefit Fury.
“You take the wallets that Fury has received in his last three fights, and you take the wallets that Dillian Whyte has received and you compare them. If you were to follow the percentage, it might have to be 90-10, but you shouldn’t be lower than 80-20.
“If Eddie doesn’t like the rules, he should stay [WBC] debating conventions for new rules. But don’t after the truth begins to talk about what is outrageous, what is not outrageous. The rules are the rules.
“Yes, Joe Joyce fights under the umbrella of Frank Warren who is my co-promoter of Tyson Fury and that would make for a very, very good fight,” Arum said when asked if Joe Joyce was was an option for Fury if the Whyte fight hadn’t happened.
“But I think the preference would be to fight Dillian Whyte, and hopefully we can come to an agreement if Joshua thing doesn’t change,” Arum said.
If Arum fails to negotiate a fight with Whyte, then a great option for Fury is to face the undefeated Joe Joyce. Fury vs. Joyce will be as big as Fury-Whyte, and it will be a voluntary defense on his part.
It looks like Top Rank will try to get Whyte to agree to an 80-20 or 75-25 wallet split instead of the standard 55-45 wallet split.
Eddie Hearn put in a lot of effort when he heard that Top Rank wanted to split Whyte’s purse into 80-20 and he said something close to a 55-45 split that sounded reasonable to him.
Arum wants Joshua to step aside
“Listen, it doesn’t make any sense to discuss it with Eddie Hearn,” Arum said when asked if he’d talk to Hearn to have Joshua step aside so Fury could face Usyk and then that AJ will fight the winner..
“Joshua has grown up, and he seems like a very smart young man and he will make his own decision whether he wants to step aside or go straight into a fight with Usyk.
“I would think if I advised Joshua that he’d better step aside and then the fight [Fury vs. Usyk] winner, but I’m not Joshua and I’ve never talked to Joshua in my life. So it’s up to him.
“But again, it’s not up to Eddie Hearn. It is up to Joshua. Of course, if Joshua doesn’t step aside, we’ll try to do a Fury-Whyte fight. If the numbers are okay, we’ll go ahead and make the fight.
“Frank for Queensbury and we give Top Rating and look forward to doing [Fury vs. Whyte] fighting in Great Britain. I think all the success that Tyson Fury has in the United States, he owes it to the British public for fighting in England.
“And the truth is, combat fans in the United States don’t even know Dillian Whyte. I mean, let’s be honest about it. They don’t know who he is,” Arum said.
The way Joshua spoke in a recent interview about wanting revenge for his loss to Oleksandr Usyk, it seems unrealistic that he would step aside for an undisputed Fury-Usyk clash .
At this point, Joshua has the ability to reason and is led by emotions when he wants to score points by defeating Usyk in the rematch.
It would make sense for Joshua to have an immediate rematch with 2012 Olympic gold medalist Usyk if he has a good shot at winning.
We all remember how Lennox Lewis avenged his knock-out defeats to Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman. Lewis is a much better boxer than Joshua, and his beaters are nothing special.
It was a different story for Joshua. He wasn’t as good as Lewis, and the boxer who beat him, Usyk, was much better than McCall and Rahman.
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