Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: When is fight, where will it take place and what TV channel is it on

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  • Dillian Whyte
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    Tyson Fury
    British boxer
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: When is fight, where will it take place and what TV channel is it on - REUTERS
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: When is fight, where will it take place and what TV channel is it on - REUTERS

Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte have been granted an extra week to agree to an all-British fight for the world heavyweight championship following a row over how much the fighters will receive from the bout.

The pair have been mandated to fight for Fury's WBC title but have yet to come to an agreement over the purse split which has been ruled 80/20 in the champion's favour.

The deadline was Tuesday but has now been put back a week to allow further talks between both sides to continue. If no agreement is reached, it means any promoters can enter the negotiations to finance and stage the fight.

Whyte's promoter Eddie Hearn has described the difference as "outrageous", suggesting his fighter is entitled to as much as 45 per cent of the split.

But Fury's UK promoter Frank Warren previously told Telegraph Sport that Whyte should accept his 20 per cent split, saying: "I don't know who Whyte thinks he is, but he should take his opportunity now he has it."

Warren has also tipped Fury to remain in boxing as a trainer after the heavyweight champion retires from the ring.

Fury, as well as training his brother Tommy Fury and heavyweight Joseph Parker recently, hails from a family steeped in boxing. His father John Fury fought as a heavyweight from 1987 to 1995, while his uncles Peter and late uncle Hughie trained boxers.

Warren said in an interview with BBC Sport that Fury would never fight Parker. "I've spoken with Tyson about Joseph and he'll never fight him," Warren said. "Tyson did well with him [for the Chisora fight]. Eventually I wouldn't be surprised if Tyson becomes a coach. Boxing ends for everyone eventually and Tyson needs some interest in his life. I think he would be an excellent trainer or manager."

For now, though, Fury is determined to defend his WBC crown and then challenge to become an undisputed heavyweight champion later his year - aiming to face the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, who are due to fight for the IBF, WBA and WBO belts in a rematch in mid to late April.

What is it?

A world heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte for the WBC belt.

When is it?

The fight is expected to take place in March.

Where is it?

Should the fight go ahead, there are currently three potential locations for the fight - Cardiff, Manchester, or Las Vegas, Nevada

Warren told Telegraph Sport: "We'll look at all the options, but Cardiff and Manchester are at play in the UK, or if not, we'll go to Las Vegas again. But we are in talks already. We want to get this over the line so that Tyson has his objectives and can get into camp."

How to watch Fury-Whyte on TV

Fury's recent fights have been broadcast on BT Sport pay-per-view while Whyte's bouts has been on Sky Sports box office.

It means a deal will likely need to be stuck over who holds the main rights.

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