Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte will have a record-breaking 94,000 capacity crowd after the local council allowed the release of 4,000 extra tickets.
Fury defends his WBC, Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles against ‘The Body Snatcher’ at Wembley Stadium on Saturday April 23 (live on BT Sport Box Office, £24.99).
Brent Council agrees to ticket release
Brent Council approved the 4,000 extra tickets to be available as coach packages which go on sale at noon UK time on Wednesday April 6 from Ticketmaster.
The existing 90,000 ticket sales would have already been a record attendance for boxing, but now the superfight will produce a record for any event since the stadium was rebuilt and then reopened in 2007.
The first 85,000 tickets were snapped up on the first day of sales as unprecedented demand greeted Fury’s return to fighting in the UK after a four-year world tour.
Promoter Frank Warren said: “I am delighted we are now able to provide four thousand extra tickets for fans to watch the biggest boxing event staged in this country. I know this in no way gets near to meeting the huge demand, but we were determined to have as many fans as possible attend Tyson Fury’s big homecoming fight.
“I would like to extend my thanks to Brent Council for making this possible, along with our event partners at Wembley Stadium, and on April 23 Wembley and the borough of Brent will be beamed across the world.”
The huge showdown between Fury and Whyte is one of the biggest showdowns in British boxing history – in heavyweight terms absolutely the biggest since Lennox Lewis defeated Frank Bruno in Cardiff back in 1993.
It could well be followed by an even bigger all-British fight – if Anthony Joshua defeats Oleksandr Usyk in June then we may have an all-British showdown against the Fury vs Whyte winner for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world.