Dillian Whyte’s net worth will be more than treble despite his disappointment at earning £6 million for his battle against Tyson Fury today.
Whyte sued the World Boxing Council, which ordered the match to be decided by purse bids, over the 80-20 split decision, claiming he deserved something closer to the 55-45 splits seen in some earlier fights. However, he will earn £6 million for the bout, which remains his career-high, as well as an additional £3.1 million if he wins.
Whyte’s net worth is presently projected to be at £5.1 million following his fights with Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, and Joseph Parker. And if he gets compensated for the Fury bout, his earnings will increase to £11.1 million, or £14.1 million if he wins.
While Fury’s camp claims Whyte received merely £500,000 for his March rematch with Alexander Povetkin, the figure is estimated to be closer to £4m. He was forced to accept a large pay cut the first time he faced the Russian, as Matchroom Boxing was forced to stage the bout behind closed doors owing to the coronavirus outbreak.
Although no purses were disclosed for the first fight, it was estimated to have generated somewhat more than 300,000 pay-per-view sales, of which Whyte would have gotten a percentage. What is known is that Katie Taylor’s co-main event with Delfine Persoon was meant to be Taylor vs Amanda Serrano.
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However, the Americans withdrew after being asked to accept enormous pay cuts to fight in Manchester with a full arena, with Whyte and Povetkin possibly facing a similar situation.
Whyte is claimed to have spent £500,000 on his camp in preparation for the rematch with Povetkin, which was rescheduled after the Russian became ill and withdrew. And, if he earned £4 million, Whyte’s take-home pay would have been less than £1.5 million after expenses and taxes.
He would also have earned substantial sums for his pay-per-view headliner bouts against Dereck Chisora, Anthony Joshua, and Povetkin. Salary information is not publicly available in England, as it is in certain American states such as California, hence it is generally left to promoters and fighters to disclose their earnings.
Whyte was born in Jamaica on April 11, 1988, to his parents. On the other side, his mother abandoned him and relocated to England. According to British Boxing News, Whyte was left with his father until he was 12 years old. He did, however, fly to England to see his mother when he was 13 years old.
Dillian Whyte was illiterate at the time. As a result of his lack of education, he slipped into criminality and street chaos. Whyte is claimed to have been stabbed numerous times throughout his adolescence during road fights. Additionally, he had an elder brother who died while he was a child.
From that point forward, his life took a different direction. When Whyte was in his late teens, he was detained, and his mother went to see him, crying and expressing her desire not to lose another child. When Whyte was released from prison, he never returned to his dark days and developed into a serious boxer.
Apart from the foregoing, the only information available about his family is that he is married and a father of three (two sons and one daughter).
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Dillian Whyte: Age
On April 11, 1988, Gillian Whyte was born. He is 32 years old.
Professional Career Highlights
Whyte made his professional debut in 2011 and won on points against Tayar Mehmed. The ‘Body Snatcher’ has not looked back since, gradually becoming one of the world’s top heavyweights.
He also held several regional titles, including the WBC Interim and British Heavyweight titles. He is, nevertheless, still after the enigmatic world title.
What Is the Boxing Record of Dillian Whyte?
According to Whyte’s BoxRec website, ‘The Body Snatcher’ boasts an incredible 28-2-0 professional boxing record. Nineteen bouts have been knockout victories, giving the Englishman a 68 percent knockout rate.
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Boxing Career Highlights
Whyte has been involved in several high-profile clashes over his career. He has defeated Dereck Chisora twice, Joseph Parker, Oscar Rivas, and Lucas Browne. His two losses came to Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin.
The year 2021 was pivotal for the Englishman, as it provided him with an opportunity to avenge his defeat to Alexander Povetkin. He accomplished precisely that. Whyte defeated Povetkin in the fourth round via TKO, reclaiming the WBC interim heavyweight title.
Now, Dillian Whyte will face Tyson Fury, the current WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion, in a title unification match. Fury vs. Whyte will take place on April 23, 2022, at London’s Wembley Stadium.
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Dillian Whyte: Foundation and Charity
‘The Body Snatcher’ is no stranger to charitable endeavors. In 2019, the dynamic heavyweight set aside his fiery persona to host an open training session in a Brixton boxing club for aspiring pros. The meeting lasted four hours.
The heavyweight previously competed in the NHS Charities together cup in 2020. The event was a celebrity-filled FIFA tournament to raise funds for the NHS during the pandemic. Thus, Whyte has demonstrated a strong desire to give back to the community.
Dillian Whyte: Endorsements 2022
For all of his battles, the heavyweight contender is endorsed by renowned glove company Fly. He has been photographed wearing their gloves for all of his recent fights and training sessions. Additionally, he is endorsed by the apparel label BoxRaw.
Dillian Whyte’s Net Worth Is Expected to Increase by 2022
Dillian Whyte has a reported net worth of $1 million as of March 2022, according to celebritynetworth.com. The heavyweight’s principal source of revenue is boxing. However, given his scheduled title unification showdown against Tyson Fury on April 23, 2022, his value is projected to increase.