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Huge Pay-Per-View Fee Set For Tyson Fury Vs Dillian Whyte WBC World Heavyweight Title Fight

Fight fans in America will have to fork out $69.99 to watch Tyson Fury defend his WBC world heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte.

Fury and Whyte meet at a sold-out Wembley Stadium for a blockbuster clash inside the squared circle on 23 April.

Fellow Brit Whyte is the Gypsy King’s mandatory challenger and finally gets his shot at the strap after what feels like an eternity.

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It will be Fury’s fight on UK soil since his Deontay Wilder tune-up fights at the Manchester Arena and Windsor Park following his comeback in 2018.

His last five bouts have been in the United States and Fury has become a huge star across the pond thanks in part to co-promoter and Top Rank head honcho Bob Arum.

But as per The Mirror, the fight with Whyte will be twice as expensive for fans in the States than those in the United Kingdom.

On these shores, the slugfest will be shown live exclusively on BT Sport Box Office and will cost £25 (around $33) to buy.

ESPN+ have the rights for Fury vs Whyte after successfully winning the purse bids.

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Image: PA

The first encounter between Fury and Wilder in the Staples Center in December 2018 was $75, whereas the Las Vegas bouts were both priced a $79.99.

It’s a massive fight for the United Kingdom, hence the 94,000 tickets going like goldust but there will likely not be as much interest from the US given Whyte has never fought there and doesn’t have the star power that someone like Wilder possesses.

Although Whyte has shunned all promotional aspects of the fight, Frank Warren of Queensbury promotions believes there will be more than 1 million buys in the UK.

As for America, Arum is predicting 500,000.

“We think it has a good chance to do maybe half-a-million buys,” Arum said in January, speaking to iFL TV.

“Because everybody will get behind it and that’s what our projections are to half-a-million. We’re a little bit bigger country than the UK.”

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