Dubois vs Whyte Unlikely To Materialise For Nov 26 Due To Whyte’s Financial Demands
The rumoured fan-friendly domestic heavyweight clash between Daniel Dubois and Dillian Whyte is unlikely to occur next. Dubois and Whyte were in negotiations for a November clash on BT Sport Box Office but NoSmokeBoxing understands that the parties are unable to agree on financial terms.
Sources tell NSB that Whyte requested a package of £3 million for the bout, an offer that Queensberry Promotions/Frank Warren has refused to accommodate. Queensberry’s offer to Whyte for Dubois is understood to be significantly less.
NSB has learnt that the most likely option for Whyte now is to sign a multi-fight deal with Ben Shalom’s BOXXER to be an ‘a-side fighter’ on Sky Sports Box Office moving forward, although this has not been finalised.
Dubois is still expected to headline on November 26 at The O2 but it is likely to be a regular BT Sport offering and of the Pay-Per-View platform a Whyte fight would’ve been on.
Martin Bakole is one of the heavyweights offered for Dubois’ next contest. Swedish Southpaw Otto Wallin was also rumoured to be a potential opponent due to Dan Rafael’s report that Jarrell Miller could box on the card. Both fighters are with Dmitry Salita.