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Man Utd’s Old Trafford and Cardiff’s Principality Stadium favourite venues to host Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte fight

TYSON FURY is set to fight in the United Kingdom for the first time since 2018 when he defends his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte.

The Gypsy King, 33, has been ordered to defend his strap against the Body Snatcher, with the fight expected to take place in either February or March.

Tyson Fury is set to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte in 2022
Former British champion Whyte has been keen to pit his wits against the Gypsy King

Former WBA, WBO and IBF champion Fury has competed in America for his last five outings.

But he is expected to have a homecoming bout next, with it believed that Manchester United’s Old Trafford and Cardiff’s Principality Stadium are the two options.

Fury told SunSport in October how he dreams of fighting at the home of his beloved Manchester United.

However he could have to wait for a dust-up at the Theatre of Dreams, with the Daily Mail claiming how a bout in Cardiff is more likely.

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They state that his fight to face Whyte is set to take place under the roof at the Pricipality Stadium.

With the ground boasting a capacity of 78,000 for boxing events, the Welsh Rugby Union would be keen to stage the global fight.

Though they will have to fit in the blockbuster showdown around their Six Nations schedule, as they host Scotland on February 12, France on March 11 and Italy a week after.

Commenting on the fight, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said: “There has been too much messing around with this.

“Tyson needs to box in the New Year and we have reached the point where we must get on with the Whyte fight.

“Whyte is a huge stadium event and it’s too cold that early in the new year to go to Old Trafford.”

Fury will go into the bout as the favourite following back-to-back knockout wins against Deontay Wilder.

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But Whyte’s trainer Xavier Miller has warned the unbeaten Mancunian that his fighter has more power than the Bronze Bomber and Wladimir Klitschko.

He told TalkSPORT: “I just think that Dillian is going to be a little bit too much for him.

“I think that Klitschko was right at the end of his career. Even though it was a fantastic win, it’s not a fight anyone is going to go on YouTube and watch again.

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“It was awful, let’s be honest. It wasn’t a good fight, but Tyson has actually become a fan-friendly fighter now.

“The Wilder fights were a couple of decent fights, so he has been in a couple of decent fights and I will watch them back. I think that is why this is the best time to have this kind of fight.

“Dillian likes to be in exciting fights, Tyson seems to be going that way now. I respect him, he’s skilled. He’s been boxing a hell of a long time so he knows exactly what he is doing.

“I think he found the right dance partner in Deontay Wilder, but Wilder is not Dillian.”

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