It was when he faced Alexander Povetkin in 2020 that his value really started to rocket. His purse share from that bout was worth £4m, which remains his biggest purse prize money to date. In all of those fight, he will also have earned extra cash depending on PPV sales and how much he was due from that revenue stream.
How much will Dillian Whyte earn against Tyson Fury?
Even if he does not get his wish of a larger percentage of the purse, Whyte’s 20% portion will be worth £6m. Meanwhile his opponent Fury will take home the lions share of the cash, and stands to earn £22m from the bout regarless of the result.
If Whyte manages the become the first man to beat the Gypsy King in a professional fight, he also stands to earn another £3m from a win bonus. Most lucrative of all, though, is expected to be the PPV money with the all-British bout expected to attract a lot of interest on Saturday night.