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Tyson Fury defends his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte in an all-British blockbuster clash at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

After protracted negotiations, Fury’s promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum won the purse bid at WBC headquarters in Mexico City, lodging a bid of around .5 30.5 million which bettered rival Eddie Hearn’s offer of £ 24 million.

The bout is being aired on BT Sport Box Office with ESPN broadcasting the fight in the United States. Fury will earn £ 25m, with Whyte being paid £ 6 million, as dictated by the 80/20 purse split ordered by the WBC.

The undercard for the WBC title fight has also now been revealed, with heavyweight champion Fury’s half-brother Tommy set to fight.

Unbeaten Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KOs) will continue his light-heavyweight journey over six rounds with a step-up fight against Polish veteran Daniel Bocianski (10-1, 2 KOs).

“I am delighted that Tommy Fury will get to share some of the spotlight with his big brother after missing out on his big fight last year through illness,” said promoter Warren. “If Tommy keeps on winning and continues to shine, his big opportunities will soon follow.”

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