Tyson Fury will defend the World Boxing Council heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23.
Fury, who will be fighting in the United Kingdom for the first time since 2018, is set to earn £25 million from the all-British bout, while Whyte will receive £6 million after the sanctioning body ordered an 80-20 split of the purse.
Whyte has a record of 28 wins and two defeats. Fury is undefeated in 32 contests and a two-time heavyweight world champion.
“Kindly respect my peace and privacy as I train like the Spartan I am for another world title defence. See you all at the press conference, ”said Fury, who has revealed that this fight will be his last.
Fury, who said he wanted to spend more time with his wife and six children, added: “This is the final fight of my career, I’m retiring after this. $150 million in the bank, healthy, young, I’m gonna buy a massive yacht abroad. I’m retiring, I’m out, this is my final fight, I’m done.”
Fury’s promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum won the purse bid, with Whyte signing the agreement for the contest in the early hours of Feb 22, close to the deadline set by the WBC. Whyte is ranked the No 4 heavyweight in the world by The Ring magazine, known as the “Bible of Boxing”.
“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,” Warren said.
“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.”
The fight will be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office.
The undercard for Fury’s title defense against Whyte has also now been revealed, with the WBC heavyweight champion’s half-brother Tommy set to fight.
The unbeaten Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KOs) will continue his light heavyweight journey over six rounds with a step-up fight against Polish veteran Daniel Bocianski (10-1, 2 KOs).
“I am delighted that Tommy Fury will get to share some of the spotlight with his big brother after missing out on his big fight last year through illness,” said promoter Warren.
“If Tommy keeps on winning and continues to shine, his big opportunities will soon follow.”
What is it?
A world heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte for the WBC belt.
When is it?
The fight will take place on April 23.
Where is it?
The bout will be held at Wembley Stadium.
How to watch Fury vs Whyte on TV
The fight will be broadcast live by BT Sport Box Office. If you don’t want to pay, or if you want running text commentary of the fight, bookmark this page and return on the evening for our live blog.
What are their records?
- Age: 33
- Ring name: The Gypsy King
- Record: 31-0-1
- Knockouts: 22 (68.8%)
- Stance: Orthodox
- Height: 6ft 9ins
- Reach: 85ins
- Weight: TBC
- Rounds boxed: 204
- Age: 34
- Ring name: The Body Snatcher
- Record: 28-2
- Knockouts: 19 (63.3%)
- Stance: Orthodox
- Height: 6ft 4ins
- Reach: 78ins
- Weight: TBC
- Rounds boxed: 164
What are the latest odds?
Odds correct as of March 2, 2022.
- Tyson Fury 1/6
- Dillian Whyte 5/1
- Draw 28/1
What is the full fight card?
- Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte (WBC Heavyweight Title)
- Anthony Cacace vs. Jonathan Romero (Super-Featherweight)
- Tommy Fury vs. Daniel Bocianski (Light-Heavyweight)
- Isaac Lowe vs. Nick Ball (Featherweight)
- David Adeleye vs. Chris Healey (Heavyweight)
- Kurt Walker vs Opponent TBC (Super-Featherweight)
- Karol Itauma vs. Michal Ciach (Light-Heavyweight)
- Royston Barney-Smith vs. Jahfieus Faure (Super-Featherweight)