Boxing News: “If the parties cannot reach an agreement, a purse bid will be held on Tuesday, January 18 at noon in WBC headquarters in Mexico City,” according to a WBC statement.
Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte have been given an extra week to settle on a bout before their talks for a rematch move to the next step.
After being instructed by the governing body to enter discussions, Fury has been in talks to defend his WBC title against Whyte, but they have yet to reach an agreement.
Their original deadline was Tuesday, but they now have more time.
The WBC has extended the free negotiating period for champion Tyson Fury’s obligatory heavyweight title battle against interim champion Dillian Whyte, according to a statement.
“If the parties cannot reach an agreement, a purse bid will be held on Tuesday, January 18 at noon at the WBC offices in Mexico City.”
Whyte was deemed the mandatory challenger by the WBC, although Fury was awarded 80% of the total pay for the bout.
Eddie Hearn, Whyte’s promoter, told talkSPORT that they would dispute the WBC’s decision to only award them 20%.
If Fury and Whyte are unable to reach a deal within the next week, their possible bout will be decided by ‘purse bids’ on Tuesday, January 18.
This means that any promoter can enter the fight’s financing and staging negotiations.
Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter in the United Kingdom, wants him back in the ring on March 26.
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