Tyson Fury & Dillian Whyte Collide
At Wembley Stadium On April 23
After storming the United States with a pair of knockouts
over Deontay Wilder, WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine heavyweight
world champion Tyson Fury returns home for an all-British
battle against WBC interim champion Dillian Whyte on
Saturday, April 23 at London’s Wembley Stadium connected by
EE. Fury-Whyte will be broadcast live on Pay-Per-View in the
Promoted by Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions and Top
Rank, tickets will be on sale exclusively from Ticketmaster
at midday on Wednesday, March 2. Fans hoping to purchase a
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"Tyson Fury coming home to fight under the arch at Wembley
Stadium is a fitting reward for the No.1 heavyweight in the
world following his exploits across the Atlantic in his epic
trilogy against Deontay Wilder," stated Hall of Fame
promoter Frank Warren. "The fact that this mandatory defense
of his WBC title comes against another Brit only adds to the
occasion. They are two of the biggest characters in British
sport and both normally have plenty to say for themselves.
"It is going to be an incredible night and a huge occasion
for sport in this country that will capture the imagination
of fans right across the world."
Bob Arum, chairman of Top Rank, added: "Tyson Fury conquered
America, and it is only fitting that he defends the
heavyweight championship in a packed Wembley Stadium.
Dillian Whyte has called for this fight for years, and while
he is a deserving challenger, no heavyweight can match ‘The
Gypsy King.’ This is going to be a momentous night of boxing
with tens of thousands of fans in attendance at Wembley
Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs), based in Morecambe, has held the
lineal heavyweight title since November 28, 2015, the night
he ended the nearly decade-long championship run of Wladimir
Klitschko. Following over two years of inactivity, he
returned to action in June 2018, inspiring millions with a
comeback that saw him fighting for the world title within
six months of his June 2018 comeback victory over Sefer
Seferi in Manchester. The only blemish on his record — a
disputed December 2018 draw against Wilder — was avenged
with stoppage wins over the American star in February 2020
and October 2021. The Dillian Whyte showdown marks his first
bout in London since February 2015.
Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs), who was raised in Brixton, London,
earned a shot at Fury
with a seven-year run as a world-level heavyweight.
Following a seventh-round TKO loss to Anthony Joshua in 2015
— when both were undefeated prospects — Whyte went on an
11-fight winning streak that included triumphs over Joseph
Parker, Oscar Rivas, Lucas Browne, and Derek Chisora (2x).
His momentum, and mandatory position, was halted when
Alexander Povetkin knocked him out with a single left
uppercut in August 2020. Whyte exacted revenge in March
2021, knocking out Povetkin in four rounds to regain his