Dillian Whyte reveals he turned down £50k Lucas Browne fight clause

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In a recent one on one training session with former two-weight champion Nigel Benn, Dillian Whyte has revealed some behind-the-scenes details from the Lucas Browne fight.

The retired boxer went to visit current heavyweight contender at his Brixton gym to have a session on the pads, and afterwards the two fighters got chatting Whyte's recent victory over Browne.

Whyte fought the Australian back in March and dominated the encounter by flooring his bloodied opponent in the sixth round.

Both men have served bans from the sport for drug-related charges, although Whyte's came in much more unfortunate circumstances than the controversial Browne.

And Whyte revealed that as part of the fight negotiations a clause was inserted to ensure they both took a post-bout drugs test.

Failure to do so would have meant a £50k payment to the other fighter.

However, given the brutal nature of the knockout suffered by Browne, he was obviously unable to provide a sample immediately after the fight.

But it turns out that although Whyte should have technically taken home an extra £50,000 that night, he graciously waived the clause.

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"In the contract, Lucas Browne asked for a clause: anyone who leaves the venue without getting drug-tested pays 50 grand," Whyte said. "He got knocked out and he couldn't take the drug test.

"My lawyers wanted to get the 50 grand but I said no. Give the 50 grand to Lucas. He deserved it, he came to the venue, he fought and did well.

"I could have got 50 grand off him but I said no. The man's a warrior. I've got nothing but respect for him but when I'm fighting you I ain't got no respect for you."

Certainly a nice touch from Whyte. Although you could easily argue that demanding Browne pay him for not conducting a drugs test in those circumstances would have been a bit like kicking a man when he is already down.

For now, Whyte's priority is securing his next outing in the ring, with Kubrat Pulev and Luis Ortiz looking like his most likely opponents.

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