Fury vs Whyte: UK ring walk time, TV details, undercard, odds
Tyson Fury marks his UK homecoming with an all-British blockbuster against long-term rival Dillian Whyte, as the ‘Body Snatcher’ finally gets his shot at the WBC title: Everything to know ahead of the fight
- British rivals Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte finally go head-to-head on April 23
- A whopping 94,000 fans will be attendance for the bout at Wembley Stadium
- The bout marks Fury’s UK homecoming, having fought in the US since 2018
- Whyte, meanwhile, has been patiently waiting for his shot at the WBC crown
Tyson Fury marks his UK homecoming with an all-British blockbuster against Dillian Whyte at a sold out Wembley Stadium later this month.
The Gypsy King last fought on British soil in 2018, since starting and ending a historic rivalry with American Deontay Wilder.
Following a controversial draw in their first encounter back in 2018, Fury then dethroned ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in 2020 before retaining his WBC belt in November last year.
Fury had been set for an all-time classic encounter against long-time rival Anthony Joshua, but the wait for a first British undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis continues, with AJ falling to defeat against Oleksandr Usyk.
There were negotiations for both Joshua and Whyte to step aside, allowing Fury and Usyk to go head-to-head, but they broke down at the last hour. Fury instead takes on Whyte, with Joshua’s rematch against Usyk set for the summer.
The build-up to one of Britain’s most eagerly-anticipated sporting spectacles in recent memory has somewhat taken a hit, with Fury largely staying away from social media, while Whyte has mostly remained silent throughout.
That silence was broken as the pair engaged in a conference call earlier in the week, though they are yet to come face-to-face.
Nevertheless, Whyte will finally get his opportunity at a world title in a truly unmissable watch. And with the bout now swiftly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know.
Tyson Fury (left) and Dillian Whyte will do battle at a sold out Wembley Stadium this month
Whyte has remained largely silent throughout the build-up, opting out of attending their announcement press conference
The clash between Fury and Whyte is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 23 in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.
The pair are expected to walk to the ring at around 10pm for those in the UK, though that will of course depend on results beforehand.
There is also action in abundance on the undercard, with Tommy Fury making his return to the ring against Daniel Bocianski.
David Adeleye, who has been sparring Fury in the build-up to the blockbuster clash, is also on the card as he takes on Chris Healey in his ninth professional outing.
How to watch the fight
The fight, which will be a 12-round contest, will be broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office.
The domestic grudge match will cost £24.95 to watch, it has been announced, with the BT coverage kicking off at 7pm.
Once purchased, the event will be available to be streamed online via the BT website and app.
Sportsmail will also be covering the fight live, so you can keep up-to-date with us.
Fury vs Whyte: The key stats
Height: 6ft 9in
Height: 6ft 4in
Fury retained his WBC belt with a stunning win to end his rivalry with Deontay Wilder last year
Whyte got back on track by knocking out Alexander Povetkin in their rematch last year
Who’s fighting on the undercard?
A number of boxing fans were left perplexed by the lack of an undercard announcement so close to the fight, but it was finally named just under three weeks out.
The big news is that Tommy Fury returns to the ring, after pulling out of his clash against Jake Paul with injury last year.
American Jared Anderson, one of Fury’s primary sparring partners, was set to make his UK debut before injury forced him out of both the card and the Gypsy King training camp.
Featherweight Isaac Lowe – or ‘Westgate Warrior’ – does feature, however, alongside Adeleye.
- Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte – Main Event
- Anthony Cacace vs Jonathan Romero
- Tommy Fury vs Daniel Bocianski
- Isaac Lowe vs Nick Ball
- David Adeleye vs Chris Healey
- Kurt Walker vs TBC
- Karol Itauma vs Michal Ciach
- Royston Barney-Smith vs Jahfieus Faure
What’s been said?
When the fight between Fury and Whyte was announced, boxing fans were in unanimous agreement that the build-up could be as good, if not better, than the bout itself.
That has proven not to be the case, however, with Fury largely remaining silent throughout and Whyte opting against turning up for the announcement press conference.
Fury, typically, has still managed to get his fair share of insults in, branding his impending opponent a ‘coward’ at the presser.
‘I have given him a new name, Frillian Whyteknickers – he has shown the white flag today,’ he said. ‘He is terrified. The way he’s going on about not having a face-to-face.
‘It’s fear, it’s terror – all of the above. I don’t blame him for not being here!’
‘I am very, very confident,’ he continued. ‘I am not a down to earth – I am on top of it. There’s not a 1% chance that I will lose the fight – I know I cannot lose.’
Though insisting he would remain silent until fight week, Fury took to social media earlier this in April to update the fans on his progress.
Whyte was a no-show at their first official press conference – with Fury squaring off against an imaginary opponent instead
‘Hey guys – Tyson Fury here,’ he said in a quick clip on Twitter. ‘Just a quick update to let you know camp is going really well, less than three weeks out. Cannot wait to see you all the in the big smoke at Wembley Stadium.
‘Dillian Whyte is getting knocked the f*** out man! Cannot wait, see you all there – all my loyal fans. God bless you all.’
Whyte, meanwhile, has now explained his decision to remain largely silent throughout.
‘This is a business,’ Whyte told reporters. ‘It’s not the Tyson Fury show. Everybody saying Tyson Fury this, Tyson Fury that.
‘This fight sold out because of me and Tyson Fury, Tyson Fury fought Wilder, he’s a big superstar. It’s not just the Tyson Fury show, it’s the Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte show so some things need to be done correctly.
‘I don’t dance to nobody’s tune, I’m a warrior, we can dance together but it can’t be one-way traffic.’
Fury vs Whyte: The odds
Having proven his credentials once again in a third and final blockbuster bout against Wilder, it comes as no surprise that Fury is the overwhelming favourite to prevail once more on April 23.
Fury is the 1/6 favourite to get the victory, 9/4 via a decision and 4/6 by stoppage.
Whyte is certainly the underdog but, as he exhibited in his stunning rematch victory over Povetkin last year, the Brixton fighter carries knockout power in abundance.
He is down at 7/2 to emerge victorious, 18/1 via a decision and 9/2 by stoppage. A draw is at 25/1.
*Odds as per Betfair and correct at the time of publication.
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