Why is Whyte pricing himself out of another whirl Title fight?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Who_Necks, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    Why doesn’t he? He’ll have beaten everyone who there was to beat from his era.
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  2. Hattonmad

    Hattonmad Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    I'd love to see Fury fight Whyte because it'll be an easy KO for him in front of a huge British audience against a 'name'.

    Although I've noticed Whyte doesn't seem too keen to fight Fury. Usually he's shouting obscenities from the rafters. He's been quite subtle in his comments about Fury, only really replying to stuff Fury has said.
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  3. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Needs to fight wallin anyway imo. Fair enough he says hes injured and understand there was a proposed fury fight on the horizon. But terrible way to treat anyone. weeks before the fight. Find it embarrssing him and the team are now complaining about stuff...lost the moral high ground after the wallin call off.
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  4. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be banned Full Member

    Jul 31, 2018
    Why is Fury running away from Whyte, for the 1000th time?

    I mean if Sefer seferi, Tom Schwarz, Pianeta, Wallin the Wally can get the Tyson Fury treatment with 600 people in attendance (combined)... why not the WBC #1 Contender who sells out 20,000 tickets every time? (Covid not permitting)

    I mean Fury turned down an order from the WBC to face Whyte for a diamond belt. Quoted as saying "Diamond belts don't interest me, I'm more interested in Matalan belts"
  5. exocet76

    exocet76 Active Member Full Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    If Whyte believed he could win then surely it's a no brainer and take slightly less than 45%
    I don't think he fancies it and wants to make it worth taking a beating.
    If you loses he's not going to get a shot again that soon I'm thinking he wants to cash out.
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  6. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Chris Eubank Sr got 40K for the Benn fight in 1990.

    He was happy. He knew he’d win and the money would come.

    Whyte is a fraud and a fake.
  7. Hankey89

    Hankey89 Member Full Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    80/20 which is the figure being quoted is substantially less than 45 percent though.
  8. Oneirokritis

    Oneirokritis The Scourge of Stupid Idiots. Full Member

    Dec 18, 2015
    I agree completely. Whyte can't have it both ways.
  9. Oneirokritis

    Oneirokritis The Scourge of Stupid Idiots. Full Member

    Dec 18, 2015
    As has already been said here, Whyte doesn't seem confident enough to back himself against Fury.

    Deep down, Whyte knows he'll get an absolute doing from Fury, and is angling for the full 45% to make it worth his while.
  10. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Active Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    I would love to pick your brain on this. I clocked you taking a lot of flak, on this forum for fighting your man's corner.

    I'm more than willing to give you a chance to convince me on why on earth Fury would run away from Whyte.
  11. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Haha. Whyte's last fight in front of a crowd in the UK (Rivas) had a half empty O2. Did about 11k tickets.
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  12. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    well yes but 80 - 20 has been mentioned which isnt close to 45%

    The WBC should just call the fight and then let it play out as normal. if no deal is agreed they go to purse bids and the split becomes whatever the rules say.
  13. exocet76

    exocet76 Active Member Full Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    That's my point if Whyte really wanted it he would fight for peanuts. get the belt and then he can make the cash.
    If he's trying to get 45% then he's pricing himself out. 20-80 split is low but he should take it if he's confident.
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  14. Willis Brown

    Willis Brown Member Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    I can see Whyte ending up with egg on his face , his previous dealings with WBC should have taught him he isn’t the flavour of the month. I realise that everyone wants as much cash as possible and the difference between 80/20 as opposed to 55/45 is massive but what happens if he doesn’t get the declared mandatory shot ? He is getting a bit old to be hanging around he blew his shot against AJ and was lucky to get opportunity to overcome the Povetkin loss ! 20% of a decent purse is still good money and if he could get an upset then he would be in the driving seat . There has been countless boxers better than Whyte who didn’t earn a fraction of what he has done .
  15. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    In his 8th professional fight at age 21, by a more experienced professional.
    Lewis was beaten twice in his prime, while holding world titles.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2021
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