GET your popcorn ready boxing fans because we are less than TWO WEEKS away from Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte – arguably the biggest sporting event of the calendar year so far.
Fury, 33, is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion after back-to-back victories over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
- What do we know so far about Fury vs Whyte? All the date, venue and TV info as it is revealed
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 a rematch has been delayed by Usyk’s decision to fight for Ukraine against Russia.
Fury’s attention has therefore turned to mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte, also 33, as he puts his belt on the line once again.
Whyte has got his wish at a world title shot
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 just in time for the deadline.
WBC mandatory challenger 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?
- Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte will take place on Saturday, April 23.
- The start time has been CONFIRMED as 10pm UK time – 5pm ET.
- 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 will 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 will be a 90,000-capacity sell-out event.
Which TV channel and live stream will it be on?
BT Sport Box Office has been CONFIRMED as broadcaster 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 on the channel.
Who is fighting on the undercard?
- Anthony Cacace vs Jonathan Romero
- Isaac Lowe vs Nick Ball
- David Adeleye vs Chris Healey
- Tommy Fury vs Daniel Bocianski
- Karol Itauma vs Michal Ciach
- Royston Barney-Smith vs Michael Walton
- Kurt Walker vs TBA
What they said
Tyson Fury has suggested he will retire after his fight with Dillian Whyte, rather than facing the likes of Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usky.
The Gypsy King said: “The only thing I can gain is money. So after this fight I’ll have earned over £100million.
“If I can spend that, I don’t deserve any more, do I?
“I know Mike Tyson spent half a billion and Evander Holyfield 400million and all the rest, but I don’t live their big flash lifestyles.
“I live in Morecambe, in Lancashire. It’s cheap there. I don’t have any big habits like I’m gambling tons of money away.
“I don’t do anything. I can never spend the money I’ve got.”
Whyte – who did not appear at the press conference – had previously said about a Fury fight: “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.”