Tyson Fury and father John enjoy lunch at an Italian restaurant in Knightsbridge after jetting back from his Dubai training camp… as the Gypsy King meets his promoters ahead of Dillian Whyte clash in April
- Tyson Fury was pictured out for lunch with Bob Arum and Frank Warren
- Both men co-promote the heavyweight star and he is set to defend title in April
- Fury and Co were seen dining at Scalini’s in Knightsbridge on Friday afternoon
Tyson Fury and his co-promoters, Bob Arum and Frank Warren, were pictured out of lunch in Knightsbridge on Friday afternoon.
The heavyweight superstar was dressed sharply and dined at Scalini, a high-end traditional Italian restaurant with his promoters and father, John.
Fury donned a Blackwatch tartan blazer and carried a Louis Vuitton suitcase for the meeting, happily posing for a picture with a fan who recognised him.
Tyson Fury looked in high spirits as he went for lunch with his promoters in London
Fury (left) and his father John (right) dined at Scalini’s in Knightsbridge on Friday
Frank Warren (left) and Bob Arum (right) share promotional duties of Fury
Arum, 90, is head of Top Rank and is in charge of Fury over in the US while Warren, 69, runs Queensbury Promotions.
In all likelihood, the primary topic of conversation over lunch would have been Fury’s upcoming clash with Dillian Whyte on April 23.
He has recently returned from a training camp in Dubai and will start to ramp up his preparations in the coming weeks.
The bout has been agreed, although Whyte is still arguing with the purse split, which is currently 80-20 in the ‘Gypsy King’s’ favour.
Whyte wants that to be altered to 70-30, as is custom for a mantatory WBC challenger. There is a deadline of February 21 for the contracts to be sent off so the clock is ticking.
Frank Warren (left) is ironing out the final details of Fury’s clash with Dillian Whyte
Fury remains undefeated and is heavy favourite to beat Whyte when they face off
Warren recently spoke to the Mirror on the subject, saying: ‘That’s all we want to do, get on with it.
‘He’s been bleating and moaning that it’s been 1,000 days – I think it’s more like 1,200 days – that he’s been waiting.
‘Well he’s got his shot now and he’s getting a record purse for it, plus that carrot of £4m if he wins, so go for it.
‘All the nonsense that’s gone down from Eddie Hearn about the deposit, the deposit has been paid.
‘The contract has been approved by the WBC and has been sent to them, so it’s up to Whyte’s people to send it back now. The ball’s in their court, absolutely.’
Fury and his father are incredibly close and the Gypsy King is at the peak of his powers
Fury carried a Louis Vuitton suitcase to the business meeting on Friday afternoon
Whyte has been waiting more than 1000 days as the mandatory challenger for the WBC belt
Fury and Whyte have long been going back-and-forth on social media and the undefeated champion, fresh from his trilogy win over Deontay Wilder, is heavy favourite for the fight.
It had been thought that Anthony Joshua and Whyte would accept step-aside money to allow Fury to fight Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed championship of the world.
But a deal could not be agreed, leading to purse bids, which Warren won to set up the Whyte fight.
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