We’re now just one day away from Tyson Fury defending his heavyweight championships against Dillian Whyte in an all-British heavyweight blockbuster. The Gypsy King continues his WBC title defense against Whyte in what could be his last ever fight in the boxing ring.
Although he has cooled his talks on retirement recently, with his father doubting that he will call it a day, Fury has previously stated that he feels like he has nothing left to achieve in boxing should he defeat Whyte. This will be Fury’s first fight on home soil since August 2018, when he beat Francesco Pianeta in Belfast.
Fury and Whyte held their official press conference on Wednesday before weighing in on Friday afternoon ahead of their Wembley bout.
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Fury had hoped to face Oleksandr Usyk in a unification bout, but both Whyte and Anthony Joshua refused to step-aside with that fight now on hold. Whyte has not fought since last March when he dispatched Alexander Povetkin, as Fury and Whyte have been involved in a war of words, along with plenty of disagreements leading up to the fight on image rights and purse split.
Here’s all you need to know on timings, how to watch, who will be on the undercard and more.
When is Fury vs. Whyte?
The heavyweight title fight will take place on Saturday, April 23 in front of a packed crowd of around 94,000 at Wembley Stadium. The local council agreed to increase the capacity for the fight from 90,000.
How can I watch and how much will it cost?
BT Sport Box Office will show the event which is set to begin at around 6pm. It has been confirmed that it will cost viewers a one-off payment of £24.95.
Viewers can live stream the event using the BT Sport app.
Fury versus Whyte will be broadcast exclusively live to BT Sport Box Office on Saturday, April 23.
The fight is available for a price of £24.95 and you do not need to be a BT Sport subscriber to access their Box Office coverage.
BT Sport Box Office is available on BT TV channel 494, Sky Channel 490, or on Virgin Media via the ‘On Demand’ section of their set-top box. Find out all you need to know by going to bt.com/sport/box-office
Customers are also able to watch the fight online, as well on mobile and tablet, through the BT Sport app. Purchase the fight or login to your existing BT account here.
What time are the ring walks?
Ring walks for the main event are expected at around 10pm on fight night with build up beginning from around 6pm.
Who is fighting on the undercard?
Isaac Lowe vs Nick Ball
Anthony Cacace vs. Jonathan Romero
David Adeleye vs. Chris Healey
Tommy Fury vs. Daniel Bocianski
Karol Itauma vs. Michal Ciach
Kurt Walker vs. Stefan Nicolae
Royston Barney-Smith vs. Constantin Radoi
What have the fighters said?
Fury: “That’s it. Get a good victory here on Saturday night, relax, sit back and enjoy life. I am loving every second of it (this week).
“It’s been a long old journey, ups and downs in my career, lots of ups and downs. I’m coming up to 34, 20 years as a boxer, that’s enough for anybody. There’s plenty of other stuff I need to do like look after my kids and wife and enjoy them.”
Whyte: “It’s finally happening, so I’m trying to not think: ‘Oh, my God, it’s happening.’ I’m just preparing for it like any other fight. “This is one of the biggest moments of my life to be honest, and many times when people get into these positions, they start freaking out and panicking. I’m a warrior and I love fighting and I want to fight.
“I’m just trying to be easy, trying to be calm and just take it step by step. I’ve sort of been here – not on this magnitude, but I’ve had big fights before and I’ve been in positions where I’ve been the enemy before in big fights. So, I’ve gotten used to it.”