Fury vs. Whyte Undercard Revealed As Capacity Increase
Confirmed For Wembley Stadium April 23
The undercard for Tyson Fury's WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine
Heavyweight Championship of the World collision with
challenger Dillian Whyte on Saturday, April 23 is now in
place, headed up by a return to the ring for the British
junior lightweight champion, Anthony “The Apache” Cacace.
Additionally, it has been confirmed that 4,000 additional
tickets now set to go on sale tomorrow making Fury-Whyte the
record-breaking sporting event to be held at Wembley Stadium
connected by EE.
Cacace (19-1, 7 KOs) is back in action making a successful
first defense of his title against Lyon Woodstock in August
of last year. The Belfast native will fight for the vacant
WBO International title in a 10-rounder against Colombia
native Jonathan Romero (34-1, 19 KOs), a former IBF junior
featherweight world champion.
In a 10-round supporting fight where fireworks are
guaranteed, the vacant WBC Silver featherweight title will
be on the line when Tyson Fury comrade Isaac Lowe (23-1-3, 6
KOs) takes on undefeated Liverpool native Nick Ball (14-0, 7
The winner of this prestigious belt will be catapulted into
the WBC world rankings.
Ladbroke Grove heavyweight David Adeleye (8-0, 7 KOs) will
clock up his ninth fight and his second eight-rounder as a
professional against Stockport's Chris Healey as he closes
in on title contention.
The unbeaten Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KOs) will continue his light
heavyweight journey over six rounds against Polish veteran
Daniel Bocianski (10-1, 2 KOs).
Live pay-per-view coverage in the United States will begin
at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
Before the pay-per-view telecast begins, Top-Rank signed
Irish Olympian Kurt Walker (1-0, 1 KO) will compete in a
four-round featherweight bout against an opponent to be
Frank Warren, who is promoting the show in association with
Bob Arum's Top Rank, said: "I am delighted to finally be
able to reveal what will be a competitive undercard in
support of the big one that we have all been waiting for.
"I genuinely believe that as soon as Anthony Cacace gathers
some momentum in his career, he has got what it takes to win
a world title and securing the WBO International belt will
put him firmly on track. But he is up against a dangerous
and experienced opponent in Jonathan Romero and will need to
be at his very best on the night.
"I am so looking forward to seeing our man Nick Ball get the
chance to really announce himself on the big stage against
Tyson's sidekick, Isaac Lowe, and it should be a cracking
fight. The WBC Silver title on the line will propel the
winner right into the world mix at featherweight.
"Big David Adeleye, a regular sparring partner for Tyson,
will add the heavyweight theme of the night and will relish
the big stage.
"I am delighted that Tommy Fury will get to share some of
the spotlight with his big brother after missing out on his
big fight last year through illness. If Tommy keeps on
winning and continues to shine, his big opportunities will
"I would also like to welcome Kurt Walker, the Irish
Olympian signed to Top Rank, onto the card."
WEMBLEY CAPACITY INCREASE FOR TYSON'S BIG NIGHT
Fury-Whyte will now be witnessed in person by 94,000 fans
following the granting of an additional 4,000 tickets by the
Brent Council has now approved a further 4,000 tickets to be
available as coach packages which go on sale at noon on
Wednesday, April 6, exclusively from Ticketmaster.
The 90,000 would have already been a record attendance for
boxing but, such was the demand, Queensberry and Top Rank,
along with our hosts Wembley Stadium, sought permission from
Brent Council to increase capacity to the biggest seen at a
sports event at the national stadium since it was rebuilt in
An original 85,000 tickets were snapped up in a matter of
three hours after going on sale, followed a week later by
the initial additional 5,000 tickets also sold in
conjunction with coach travel.
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
"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."