THE pair had everyone laughing during their latest press conference, but poker faces will be seen at Wembley when Tyson Fury takes on Dillian Whyte in an all-British boxing match.
The 33-year-old Gypsy King attended an open practice session at Box Park Wembley on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s big fight and the pair had their final words at Wednesday’s final Press conference.
Fury is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion after back-to-back victories over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas and now meets Whyte in the biggest sporting event of the year so far at Wembley.
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 delayed as a result Usyk’s decision to fight for Ukraine against Russia.
Fury’s attention was therefore focused on the mandatory challenger why34 as he puts his belt on the line once more.
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.”
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And Whyte, 34, wrote on Twitter last week: “I’m ready. Looking forward to seeing everyone at @wembleystadium on April 23rd. Lets Gooo!!!!”
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?
- It’s Tyson Fury versus Dillian Whyte THIS 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 sports fund will broadcast the fight in the UK while ESPN+ will show the event in the US.
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 costs £24.95 on BT Sport, 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?
- MAIN CARD: Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte
- Ekow Essuman vs Darren Tetley
- 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 versus Stefan Nicolae
what they said
Tyson Fury: “I see these long Whyte betting odds and I laugh, he’s a tough man.
“I think we’re in for a real treat on Saturday night and it’s coming fast.”
Whyte: “I’ve already done 12 long laps and I can do it again. We’ve worked hard and I’m willing to do whatever it takes.
“I’m not afraid to take risks, it’s nothing new to me.”
Dillian Whyte: “I’ve had 6-7 PPV fights and am ready to do the same again.
“I’ll show up, do my job, and disappear into the night like I always do.
“Everything else comes later.
“It cost me a fortune in litigation to get this fight, so I need to get that money back!”
“This fight means everything to me, Wembley is not far from home.
“I wasn’t expected to live this long, I took one risk at a time and I’m ready to go.
“You won’t hear any bull*** from me”.
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