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Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: Date, UK start time, live stream info, TV channel for WBC heavyweight title bout

, Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: Date, UK start time, live stream info, TV channel for WBC heavyweight title bout

AFTER months of back and forth negotiations, Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte has now been CONFIRMED – but there have been plenty of details to iron out.

Fury is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion after back-to-back victories over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.

Fury beat Wilder to retain his WBC belt – but has now been ordered to defend it again

The Gypsy King retained his crown by emphatic knockout back in October last year, with unification against then-champ Anthony Joshua eyed up.

AJ was to ultimately lose his own title defence to Oleksandr Usyk and now the pair are poised to rematch, so Fury’s attention has turned to mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte as he puts his belt on the line once again.

Whyte has got his wish at a world title shot

The 6ft 9in undefeated ace wanted Whyte to accept around £5m to step aside and let him fight Usyk.

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But Whyte’s team have dug in with their man wanting the chance to take Fury’s belts – and have finally got their wish.

Fury said as the fight was announced: “I’m coming home baby. Get ready for the biggest British dust-up since Lennox Lewis vs Frank Bruno. History in the making.”

And it was confirmed that Whyte had signed his side of the deal in the early hours of this morning.

Whyte will earn around £6million for his participation, with Fury set to bank a much meatier £23.5m.

When is Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte?

  • A date has yet to be announced be formally announced but April 23 is the fight’s likely landing spot.
  • Fury hasn’t fought in the UK since 2018 when he faced Sefer Seferi in Manchester and then Francesco Pianeta in Belfast.

What is the fight venue?

  • Fury vs Whyte is set to take place at Wembley Stadium in London.
  • Fury hasn’t fought in London since a win over Christian Hammer in 2015.
  • Whyte has never fought at Wembley Stadium before, but is used to competing in London.
  • The fight is expected to be a 90,000-capacity sell-out event.

, Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: Date, UK start time, live stream info, TV channel for WBC heavyweight title bout

Which TV channel and live stream will it be on?

BT Sport Box Office has been CONFIRMED as broadcasters for the fight.

BT wrote in a tweet to confirm the news: “The time for talking is over! After years of back and forth, the heavyweight showdown is on!

The event is likely to cost £24.95, which was the price of Fury’s last two clashes with Deontay Wilder.

What they said

Fury has said: “They’re all only workouts to me, I’ll destroy every man that comes in front of me.

“I’m due an easy fight anyway, [Dillian Whyte] is ideal really.

“Heavy bag on legs is what I’m after to be honest. [He’s] the ideal candidate.

Whyte has previously said: “Wherever they want the fight, whenever they want the fight, I don’t care.

“I’ve been trying to fight him for a long time. I’ve been ready to fight him for a long time.

“I just want to fight him for the world title now.”

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