Eddie trying to keep relevant

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Punchdrunk1, Nov 2, 2021.

  1. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    With the talk about Whyte vs Fury you would think Eddie is calling all the shots.

    Even though Whyte is mandatory there is nothing to stop Fury vacating or going down the franchise route. Fury will choose what he wants to do, not be dictated to by the promoter of a mandatory challenger.

    Fury might well decide to fight Whyte but it will be on his terms and Eddie and Matchroom for once will have take a back seat.

    Eddie seems to think he holds all the cards and is the A side. Unfortunately for him his grasp on being the main man in the heavyweight division has evaporated after Usyk schooled his golden goose
  2. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    You're right there is nothing stopping Fury from vacating the title to fight lesser opposition or retiring to duck the Whyte mandatory when it is called.

    Unfortunately it's more likely that Fury will do this than fight Whyte looking at his MO since coming out of retirement.
  3. BrainyBoxer

    BrainyBoxer Active Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    I think he will end up fighting Whyte. I can't see him vacating.
  4. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020

    Yeah I'm sure Fury needs DAZN after fighting on ESPN for the last 3 years.
  5. velagod

    velagod Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    i think Eddie means leverage on fact whyte can use dazn to get more money in negotiation with top rank with the threat of it going to purse to purse bids if they don’t offer him right money and then espn and top rank missing out.
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  6. Trafford

    Trafford Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    Exactly this. If anyone can show me a Promoter that says on behalf of his client we will take anything you offer then great.

    All Hearn is doing is driving the price up to ensure Whyte gets a fair deal. Dillian is on a 55/45 split which is a very fair deal. All Hearn is saying is that by being involved DAZN will likely match any offer coming from Top Rank as the fight doesn’t sell in the US. You only have to look at the Teo and Conlan purse bids to see Hearn has a solid budget to work from

    Hearn knows if it goes to purse bids DAZN, Sky Sports and BT Sports will all be involved. The fight is worth a minimum of £25m and on a purse bid Whyte gets £11m of that. He’s essentially saying they won’t be short changed on the deal.

    By consistently talking about the fight it puts pressure on fury to not vacate. As what does it say about him if he swerves the Whyte fight for an easier tickover. Fury doesn’t earn the same unless it’s AJ or Usyk.

    Hearn is simply doing his job for Whyte by trying to force the fight.
  7. themaster999

    themaster999 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 7, 2015
    Fury should drag the Pudding Whyte to Maddison Square Gardens for this fight.

    That would soon put the shits up Eddie.
  8. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Out of loyalty? I thought Whyte had more sense than that, being self-managed and not being tied into Matchroom contracts.

    It turns out he's another pleb.

    @Aydamn aka @Vegan Beast

    What do you reckon?
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  9. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Don't mention Garden to Eddie. Joshua got battered by a fatty at Madison Square Garden then Whyte was poleaxed at Matchroom Square Garden.
  10. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Is it really 55/45 % ? If so thats terrible, Fury should get loads more.
  11. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    55 45 a very fair deal? haha! :risas3:
  12. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    He has always loved that Matchroom loot. Remember when he tried pimping himself out in America just to realise he wouldnt be getting that PPV loot level money and came running back.
  13. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    That's true. I think he quickly realised that it was Matchroom or (near enough) bust.
  14. unfriendlyorchid

    unfriendlyorchid Probably moaning about Sky Sports Full Member

    Jul 20, 2021
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    1. Division of Proceeds in a Purse Offer. The net purse offer (after deduction of the WBC certification fees) shall be divided as follows:
      1. a) 70% for the champion and 30% for the challenger.
      2. b) 50% to each contender in the case of vacant titles or elimination bouts.
      3. c) 55% to the champion and 45% to the interim champion, in the event of such a bout.
      4. d) Notwithstanding the terms of subparagraphs a), b) and c) above, the Board of Governors may, in its discretion and by a majority vote, modify the division of purse offer proceeds between boxers in a purse offer in unusual or special cases, like the consideration of the outstanding marketing value of one of the boxers. The modification of the split will be limited to three categories: 70-30%; 60-40%; and 55-45% for the Champion and challenger, respectively, except in the most exceptional circumstances, in which the split may be modified to 50-50%.
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  15. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Active Member Full Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    If Fury gives up his belt rather than face Whyte it would be ****ing embarrassing.
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