Where is Fury vs Whyte taking place this weekend?
The WBC heavyweight title is on the line this weekend in a massive all-British clash.
Tyson Fury is defending the belt against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte, a former sparring partner whom the champion antagonized throughout the build-up to Saturday’s main contest.
Whyte, on the other hand, has been left alone, missing last month’s pre-fight press conference to focus on his preparations in Portugal.
But the challenger, 34, finally broke his silence this week, slapping Fury for having a “mouth like a toilet”, and saying: “He can’t get into my head. Even if he gets into my head, he will only find a lot of disturbances in there.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight.
When is it?
The fight will take place on Saturday, April 23.
The first fight will start at 6pm BST, with coverage starting at 7pm. Ring walks for the main event are scheduled to take place shortly after 10pm BST.
Where will this take place?
The fight will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, marking Fury’s first home contest since 2018.
At least 90,000 fans are expected to fill the venue, although additional tickets have recently been released.
The stadium’s maximum capacity is around 100,000 people.
How can I watch it?
In the UK, the event will be shown exclusively on BT Sport Box Office for £24.95.
In the US, ESPN+ will show the action live for $69.99.
What are the chances?
Tyson’s Fury – 1/7
Dillian Whyte – 4/1
Draw – 25/1
How much will the fighters earn?
Fury promoter Frank Warren won the purse bid with his around £30m effort, beating the £23m offered by Whyte promoter Eddie Hearn. Both were record auctions in all of boxing history.
A purse split of 80/20% has been agreed in favor of champion Fury, although the split is only for 90% of the overall winning bid (£27m) – as the promoter has to deposit the 10% remaining.
As such, Fury will thus take home around £21.5m, while Whyte will receive around £5.5m.
The winner will receive the 10% deposit (£3 million).
What are the records of the fighters?
Fury, 33, is undefeated at 31-0-1 (22 KOs), with a controversial draw in his first fight with Deontay Wilder giving way to stoppage wins over the American in the last two fights of the ” Gypsy King”.
Whyte, 34, has a professional record of (28-2, 19 KOs). He last fought in March 2021, knocking out Alexander Povetkin to avenge his own stoppage loss to the Russian from August 2020.
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