Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that Dillian Whyte and his team will appeal against the 80/20 purse split which the World Boxing Council approved for a bout with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

A clash between Fury and Whyte is set to go to purse bids on January 11 if a prior deal is not agreed, but Hearn admits Whyte will not settle for the WBC’s current ruling.

Fury was last in action with an epic 11th round KO of Deontay Wilder in their trilogy bout back in October – a war which saw five collective knockdowns in Las Vegas.

Interim champion Whyte was last in action in March, stopping Alexander Povetkin four rounds into their Gibraltar rematch.

“There’s a lot going on with the arbitration,” Hearn told TalkSPORT. “Dillian Whyte wants his shot, deserves his shot and he should be getting a fight with Tyson Fury next.

“We’ll see how that unfolds, it’s a great fight. We’ll see what ensues in the next couple of days. There was a ruling from the WBC on an 80/20 split. We don’t agree with that. 

“We don’t feel like we should accept that. That will be appealed against via the WBC and via a legal process. Until that ruling is made, we’ll see where we’re at.

“If that is the final ruling, we will bid what we believe the value of that fight is. Clearly, we have a different assessment of that value to other people.”