Dillian Whyte has no-showed almost all of the media interaction in the lead-up to his championship bout against Tyson Fury, set to go down this weekend inside Wembley stadium in London. It became quite evident after a point that Whyte was not too pleased with how the purse bids of the bout panned out and expressed his disappointment on the same by deciding to not promote the fight in the manner that was expected of him.
Whyte has remained absolute mum on social media, deciding to not respond to any of Tyson Fury’s trash-talk and media interviews. Whyte even no-showed open workout. However, he was present during the official press conference and reflected on his absence and his complaints with both Tyson Fury and promoter Frank Warren.
“There’s two sides to the story. You hear one side of the story because one side says a lot of things.” Whyte continues, “Stuff need to get done. Obviously, the fight was signed.” Whyte further expressed his frustration with Frank Warren, after Fury demanded an answer about his absence from media interactions.
“Don’t be stupid. You have been in the game, you understand how these things work. There are two sides, and everybody needs to come to an agreement. You understand.” Whyte fired back and insisted there was no reason for him to fly from Portugal to attend the press conference when he felt like his demands were not met.
Why did Dillian Whyte miss the press conference?
Earlier, Tyson Fury had shared his opinion on Dillian Whyte’s absence from the press conference which took place back in March. In a record purse bid, Whyte was awarded a 20% share compared to a staggering 80% share that went to Tyson Fury. While multiple attempts were made from Whyte’s side, it was to no avail.
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“He will not come to the press conference. We won the purse bid, which was way higher than the next biggest bid. And he’s not coming to the press conference because we wouldn’t give him a percentage of the upside [from pay-per-view sales], which you don’t get in a purse bid.” Fury had said.
Do you think Whyte’s reasons are justified in missing out on the promotion of one of the biggest heavyweight bouts in the history of boxing?