The UK pay-per-view (PPV) price for Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte has been confirmed just under three weeks ahead of the big showdown.
More than 90,000 tickets have been sold – 85,000 on day one of sales alone – and experts are predicting a massive PPV audience too come fight night on Saturday April 23. Some believe that as many as 1.5million buys are possible – which would challenge the records set by Anthony Joshua on Sky Sports.
The bout will air live on BT Sport Box Office, and the official price has been confirmed as £24.95 in the UK and €29.99 in the Republic of Ireland.
Fury vs Whyte promotion
The promotion so far has been full of controversy and arguments, seemingly from the moment Frank Warren won the purse bid to stage the bout with a record-busting offer of more than $41million.
Fury is on the books for a guaranteed purse of more than $29million while Whyte is set to earn more than $7.4million. More than $4million meanwhile will go to the winner of the bout.
As well as the financial payday for both men, a win would put either of them potentially just one fight away from being the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis back in 1999.
One step from undisputed?
The winner of Fury vs Whyte would own the WBC, Ring and lineal titles – and potentially be in line for a unification showdown with the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2. That bout is now expected to take place in June after Usyk returned from his war-torn Ukraine homeland to begin training for the rematch.
Usyk of course won the IBF, WBA and WBO world titles by outpointing Joshua in brilliant style in their first meeting at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September.