Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum, meanwhile, branded Whyte ‘greedy’ after demanding more than 20 per cent for the title bout.

Whyte has been waiting to battle it out for Fury’s WBC title since winning the interim title in 2017 against Alexander Povetkin.

“Certainly when you’ve got a heavyweight generating the money that Tyson’s generating, there’s never gonna be that kind of split,” Arum said.

“That is not something that’s new, this has been this way for over 25 years at least. Most of the organisations operate this way and that’s what it is.

“They can make their appeal, nobody would in any way from our perspective say you can’t do that, but fact of the matter is I don’t think it will make a difference.”

The complications regarding the potential fight has opened up several avenues for Fury, who does not want another extended period out of action – and Arum revealed Andy Ruiz and Robert Helenius could fill in as opponents for the Gypsy King in non-title bouts.