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  Tyson Fury & Dillian Whyte Exchange Pleasantries Ahead Of Historic Wembley Stadium Showdown

The drama surrounding whether Dillian Whyte would show up for Wednesday's press conference was much ado about nothing. The WBC Interim heavyweight champion arrived on time, and he and WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Tyson Fury exchanged more pleasantries than trash talk three days out from their showdown at Wembley Stadium (ESPN+ PPV, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT).

Fury will defend his crown on the world-famous football pitch Saturday in front of a UK-record crowd of approximately 94,000. This is what Fury, Whyte, Queensberry Promotions' Frank Warren, and Top Rank President Todd duBoef had to say.

Tyson Fury


ďWeíve had a great preparation. There are never any complaints from me. We always do what we can do in training camps and do the best that we can do on the night. Iím sure Dillian Whyteís had a great training camp as well. Heís a good fighting man. The fans are in for a real treat. I know Dillian. I know him personally, and he knows me. And weíre going to rock ní roll on fight night. Weíre ready to throw down and treat us all to a hell of a barnstorm.Ē

ďItís been an amazing journey. From where I started all those years ago to the ups and downs and being away from boxing and being fat as f**k, 28 stone. To coming back and being mentally out, a druggie and an alcoholicóall of the rest of the stuffóIím not ashamed of it. Itís a part of who I am. To coming back and getting back to the top of the world and having three big fights with Deontay Wilder over there in the U.S., and now being back in England after all these years, four years away, and now Iím fighting my old pal Dillian Whyte back at home for all the glory and all the belts. Who would have thought it? Weíre looking forward to an awesome, memorable night. This will break all records.Ē

ďDillian Whyte is a good fighter. He is a good, strong, solid man. Heís big. Heís strong. Heís tough. Heís game. Heís got good power. Heís knocked out a lot of men. Heís had a good learning career as well. Heís got a lot of experience in the fight game. Heís definitely a man that needs a lot of respect. And thatís why Iíve given all this training camp weíve had. Iíve had everything I can possibly do to train for this. Iíve havenít left any stones unturned. Iíve trained as hard for Dillian as I have for Wilder or Klitschko

Dillian Whyte

ďIt means everything to me to be fighting in my home country, and especially because itís for the world title at Wembley. Itís not too far from where Iím from. It means everything. Itís massive. Itís a moment Iíve been waiting for. Itís a big fight. Like Tyson said, we didnít expect to be here. But Iím here, but Iíve taken risks time and time again. Iíve had a couple slipups along the way, but Iím here and Iím ready to go. You wonít hear any bullsh*t from me. Iím ready to go.Ē

On Not Showing Up to Promotional Events

ďThere was no strategy. There are two sides to his story. You only hear one side of the story because one side says a lot of things. Because I didnít say anything, everyone was saying Ďyouíre scaredí and Ďyouíre hiding.' I ainít scared of sh*t. I ainít hiding from sh*t. Stuff needed to get done. Obviously, the fight was signed. But there were other things behind the scenes that needed to get signed. Me and Frank got together. Credit due to him as me and my team were trying to pick up the phone for a long time to get stuff done.Ē

ďThis is one of those fights where Iíve been working on being adaptable. Iím going to have to adapt, make smart decisions, when I need to do what and how I need to do it, and how I need to approach what Iím doing. So thatís it. Thereís no strategy here. Thatís it. I just need to go in there and do my thing.Ē

Todd duBoef


ďThis is more than boxing. This is the world of sport. This is a global epicenter for entertainment and sport. Itís a tribute to all of us in the room. Itís a tribute to Frank Warren, BT Sport and especially these two prizefighters who have brought it all for the many years and hard work in the gym to elevate the sport. The world is all going to be watching, not only 94,000. This is an honor to be a part of, and itís going to be a wonderful night. We will all remember this.Ē

Frank Warren


"Youíve got the best heavyweight of his generation, the lineal champion and the WBC champion against a young man over there in Dillian who was been waiting...How long have you been waiting for this fight? 1700 days? Heís been waiting for this fight for 34 years. And itís here now. Heís got the fight. And, we know heís in great shape. But heís got to train hard when you fight a guy like Tyson Fury. Heís told me that itís been the best training camp that heís ever had. So, youíve got both of these guys in tip-top fighting condition. So, what are you going to get on the night of the fight? A great fight.Ē



 

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