AFTER months of back and forth negotiations, Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte has now been CONFIRMED.
Fury is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion after back-to-back victories over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
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The Gypsy King retained his crown by emphatic knockout back in October last year, with unification against then-champ Anthony Joshua eyed up.
AJ was to ultimately lose his own title defence to Oleksandr Usyk and a rematch has been delayed by Usyk's decision to fight for Ukraine against Russia.
Fury's attention has therefore turned to mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte as he puts his belt on the line once again.
Fury said as the fight was announced: "I'm coming home baby. Get ready for the biggest British dust-up since Lennox Lewis vs Frank Bruno. History in the making."
And it was confirmed that Whyte had signed his side of the deal in the early hours of this morning.
Whyte will earn around £6million for his participation, with Fury set to bank a much meatier £23.5m.
When is Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte?
- Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte will take place on Saturday, April 23.
- Fury hasn't fought in the UK since 2018 when he faced Sefer Seferi in Manchester and then Francesco Pianeta in Belfast.
What is the fight venue?
- Fury vs Whyte will take place at Wembley Stadium in London.
- Fury hasn't fought in London since a win over Christian Hammer in 2015.
- Whyte has never fought at Wembley Stadium before, but is used to competing in London.
- The fight is expected to be a 90,000-capacity sell-out event.
Which TV channel and live stream will it be on?
BT Sport Box Office has been CONFIRMED as broadcaster for the fight.
BT wrote in a tweet to confirm the news: "The time for talking is over! After years of back and forth, the heavyweight showdown is on!
The event is likely to cost £24.95, which was the price of Fury's last two clashes with Deontay Wilder.
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What they said
Tyson Fury has suggested he will retire after his fight with Dillian Whyte, rather than facing the likes of Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usky.
The Gypsy King said: "The only thing I can gain is money. So after this fight I'll have earned over £100million.
"If I can spend that, I don't deserve any more, do I?
"I know Mike Tyson spent half a billion and Evander Holyfield 400million and all the rest, but I don't live their big flash lifestyles.
"I live in Morecambe, in Lancashire. It's cheap there. I don't have any big habits like I'm gambling tons of money away.
"I don't do anything. I can never spend the money I've got."
Whyte has previously said: "Wherever they want the fight, whenever they want the fight, I don't care.
"I've been trying to fight him for a long time. I've been ready to fight him for a long time.
"I just want to fight him for the world title now."
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