It’s official – Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday April 23.
The all-British showdown for the world heavyweight title will finally happy in London after Whyte signed a contract for the showdown earlier this week.
Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions won the purse bid for the bout last month with a record offer of more than $41million. Fury will earn a guaranteed $29million with Whyte picking up $8million and the remaining $4million going to the winner of the bout.
🇬🇧 𝐉𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐃 🇬🇧@Tyson_Fury comes home for an all-British battle vs. Heavyweight challenger @DillianWhyte at London’s @WembleyStadium 🏟#FuryWhyte | APRIL 23 | LIVE on PPV pic.twitter.com/8Pc4whDX8v
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) February 25, 2022
Fury’s WBC, Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles will be on the line, along with his unbeaten pro record. He stands at 31-0-1 after knocking out Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight in Las Vegas last October.
Whyte meanwhile finally gets his long-awaited title shot after avenging a knockout defeat by Alexander Povetkin in their rematch on Gibraltar in March 2021. That returned ‘The Body Snatcher’ to the position of WBC mandatory challenger, a slot he lost in that earlier defeat by Povetkin.
Fury vs Whyte on TV
Fury vs Whyte will be a pay-per-view in the UK and will air on BT Sport Box Office, which historically airs ‘The Gypsy King’ and his bouts. ESPN, with whom Fury has a contract in the United States, will have the Stateside rights.
This will be a homecoming for Fury – the first time he has fought in the UK since before his first fight against Wilder back in 2018, and tickets will be a hot property.
When will tickets be on sale?
Ticket sales will begin at 12 noon GMT on Wednesday March 2 and will be available via Ticketmaaster online.
Fury will start a firm favourite to hand Whyte a third professional defeat – Tyson is currently trading at 1/6 in the UK with Whyte a 9/2 shot. The draw is a 20/1 chance.
Sportsbooks in the United States quote similar figures, with Fury a -600 shot and Whyte currently available at +430.