Fury vs Whyte date: It’s April 23 at Wembley – OFFICIAL

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.

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.