GET your popcorn boxing fans ready as we are exactly EIGHT days away from Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte – the biggest sporting event of the calendar year so far.
Fury, 33, is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion after back-to-back wins over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
The Gypsy King retained his crown emphatic knockout in October last year, with unification against then-champ Anthony Joshua looked up.
AJ would ultimately lose his own title defense to Oleksandr Usyk and a rematch was postponed Usyk’s decision to fight for Ukraine against Russia.
Fury’s attention has therefore turned to the mandatory challenger Dillian Whytealso 33 when he jeopardizes his belt again.
Fury said when the fight was announced: “I’m coming home baby. Get ready for the biggest British dust test since Lennox Lewis vs. Frank Bruno. History is made.”
And Whyte wrote on Twitter on Wednesday: “I’m ready. Looking forward to seeing everyone at @wembleystadium on April 23rd. Lets Gooo!!!!”
And that has been confirmed Whyte had signed his side of the deal just in time for the deadline.
WBC mandatory challenger Whyte will make around £6million for taking part, while Fury will pocket a significantly meatier £23.5million.
When does Tyson Fury play Dillian Whyte?
- Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte takes place on Saturday, April 23rd
- The start time was CONFIRMED as 10pm UK time – 5 p.m. ET.
- Fury has not fought in the UK since 2018 when he faced Sefer Seferi in Manchester and then Francesco Pianeta in Belfast.
What is the battle location?
- Fury vs Whyte takes place at Wembley Stadium in London.
- Fury has not fought in London since beating Christian Hammer in 2015.
- Whyte has never fought at Wembley but is used to competing in London.
- The fight will be a sell-out event with a record capacity of 94,000 spectators after additional seats were released last week.
What TV channel and live stream will it be on?
BT Sport Box Office has been CONFIRMED as the 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 upon us!
The event is likely to cost £24.95, which was the price of Fury’s last two clashes with Deontay Wilder on the channel.
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Who fights 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 face the likes of Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usky.
The Gypsy King said, “The only thing I can win is money. So after this fight I will have made over £100m.
“If I can spend that, I don’t earn more, do I?
“I know Mike Tyson spent half a billion and Evander Holyfield spent 400 million and all the rest, but I don’t live their big flash lifestyle.
“I live in Morecambe, in Lancashire. It’s cheap there. I don’t have big habits like I gamble tons of money.
“I don’t do anything. I can never spend the money I have.”
why – who didn’t show up for the press conference – had previously said of a Fury fight: ‘Wherever they want the fight, whenever they want the fight, I don’t care.
“I tried to fight him for a long time. I’ve been ready to fight him for a long time.
“I just want to fight for the world title now.”
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