Tyson Fury celebrates after tickets to his box office bout with Dillian Whyte sells out in hours


‘I salute you!’: Tyson Fury celebrates after tickets to his box office bout with Dillian Whyte sell out in hours as 90,000 fans pay up to £5,000 to watch him box at Wembley

  • Tyson Fury will go toe-to-toe with Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23
  • Tickets for the heavyweight fight went on sale at midday on Tuesday March 2
  • But, they sold out in a matter of hours with fans complaining of technical issues
  • Over 150,000 waited in the queue to buy tickets for the 90,000 capacity arena
  • Fury took to Instagram to celebrate the tickets to his fight sold out so quickly











Tyson Fury has taken to Instagram to celebrate the fact that his fight with Dillian Whyte on April 23 sold out in a matter of hours.

Tickets for the Gypsy King’s heavyweight showdown with Whyte on went on sale at midday on March 2. However, the queue contained 150,000 customers at one point – leaving many fans inevitably disappointed given Wembley’s capacity is 90,000.

Additionally, fans were shocked by the price of the tickets being sold on Ticketmaster – with rates on the website varying between £61.88- £2,250 depending on what ticket type and where in the venue you’re looking to book.

However, fans who were looking to purchase a hospitality package for April 23 were paying around £5,000 per person to secure a ticket.

Nevertheless, Fury took to Instagram to express his delight at the rate at which the tickets sold out. He said ‘this is for all the people who bought tickets for Wembley and made it a sell-out; I salute them’ before sipping his beer.

However, fans were less impressed with the manor in which the tickets were sold – claiming they had to wait in hour long queues to access Ticketmaster.

At one point, there was over 150,000 people in the queue despite the fact Wembley’s capacity maxes out at 90,000.

Some fans even experienced technical difficulties that saw them being kicked out of the website while at the checkout stage of the transaction.

He shared a video on himself celebrating - saying he 'salutes' the fans who bought tickets

He shared a video on himself celebrating – saying he ‘salutes’ the fans who bought tickets

One fan took to Twitter to say: ‘Thanks @Ticketmaster twice I get as far as choose my tickets for #FuryWhyte only to be kicked off and put back in the queue.’

Another added: ‘#FuryWhyte @Ticketmaster shocking to be kicked out whilst paying for the tickets when there’s still plenty of time. Well done.’

While one bemoaned: ‘Waiting over an hour in the queue to have my order error 3 times to then be pushed to the back of the queue. Is this a joke @Ticketmaster? #FuryWhyte.’

Another boxing fan wrote: ‘@TicketmasterCS waited in the Q for #FuryWhyte for 1.5hrs. Got in, then when looking for tickets just got met with ‘something went wrong’ over and over again, on every conceivable type of ticket. Had to refresh, now 170,000 in the queue… this is appalling service.’

Nevertheless, Fury is excited about the prospect of fighting on home soil as he hasn’t fought in the UK since 2018.

The Gypsy King said he chose Wembley as a means of giving back to the fans for their supports. He said: ‘It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride. I’ve been across the ocean and now – after four years away – I get to come back to Wembley Stadium with almost 100,000 fans there.

‘I am putting this on for those who traveled out to Las Vegas and the fans who stayed up until 5am to watch on BT Sport. Now they can come and watch on home soil and be a part of history.

‘People will be talking about this event saying where were you when this happened on that night of April 23, 2022 in years to come. When Tyson Fury smashed this fella to piece in front of home fans in the UK.

‘There hasn’t been a bigger British heavyweight fight since Lennox Lewis against Frank Bruno. It could be over in round one or in round six but I don’t think it will go past that.’

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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