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Here we go! The biggest bout of the year to date takes place this weekend as Tyson Fury puts his WBC belt on the line against Dillian Whyte.
The all-British affair is set to break attendance records at Wembley Stadium as an unprecedented 94,000 fight fans are set to stream through the doors to witness the latest chapter of this heavyweight era.
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A unification scrap between Fury and WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO king Oleksandr Usyk was anticipated but Anthony Joshua and Whyte snubbed deals to step aside.
With Usyk and Joshua set to go again in the summer after the Ukrainian’s stunning victory last year, Whyte gets his shot at a world title after Fury was ordered to fight the WBC interim champ.
The Gypsy King maintained his unbeaten career record by knocking out Deontay Wilder in last October’s trilogy fight, seen as one of the greatest heavyweight scraps of all time, and will need to be at his best if he’s to keep his unification hopes alive.
Whyte has only suffered two professional defeats and avenged his loss to Alexander Povetkin last time out in March 2021. The Body Snatcher has kept a low profile since the fight was announced and was a no-show at the first press conference at the beginning of March.
You’ll find all the details for Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte including the ring-walk times, Paddy Power odds and tips below.
Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte date and ring-walk times
The heavyweight world title fight between Fury and Whyte is set to take place at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday, April 23. The undercard gets going at 6pm before the ring walks for the main event from 10pm.
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Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte weigh-in
The two men will take to the scales for the weigh-in on Friday, April 22. Fury hit a career-high weight of 19st 11lbs for his trilogy scrap with Wilder but has promised to add more mass for this.
“I will try to come in at my heaviest weight of all time,” he said. “For my biggest fight, in front of my biggest audience I will try to be a man mountain. I will be heavier than 19st 10lbs.”
Whyte clocked in at 17st 9lbs for his rematch success over Alexander Povetkin in March last year.
Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte undercard
Isaac Lowe v Nick Ball (Featherweight)
Anthony Cacace v Jonathan Romero (Super-Featherweight)
David Adeleye v Chris Healey (Heavyweight)
Tommy Fury v Daniel Bocianski (Light-Heavyweight)
Karol Itauma v Michal Ciach (Light-Heavyweight)
Royston Barney-Smith v Jahfieus Faure (Super-Featherweight)
Kurt Walker v Stefan Nicolae (Super-Featherweight)
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Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte purse
Fury is set to bag a tidy £25m for the bout after the WBC ordered the purse to be split 80-20 – and the title holder has joked this will be his final fight before literally setting sail into the sun.
He said: “This is the final fight of my career, I’m retiring after this, $150m 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.”
Whyte is set to earn a guaranteed £6m for his part in the fight.
Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte odds
Fury is the hot favourite with Paddy Power to secure the 32nd victory of his professional career and retain his WBC heavyweight belt. The latest odds are available on the widgets below, while you can find a whole host of betting markets on the Paddy Power website.
Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte tips
Paddy’s knockout boxing tipster Sean Taylor has punched in his two best bets for the bout including Tyson Fury by Points or Decision…
I’m still very sceptical about backing Fury to beat anyone via KO/TKO at odds on. His knockout victories over Wilder were a result of a sustained breaking down of Wilder’s will and less Fury’s one-punch knockout power. Whyte has shown himself to have a good chin in the past, although some of the wars he has been through will eventually take their toll in that regard, and I don’t think he will be too worried about Fury’s punching power.
The Body Snatcher will want to turn this fight into a phone box tear-up so I think the path of least resistance for Fury here is to box and move and simply outpoint Whyte. The Gypsy King had his brain rocked several times by Wilder and while his chin more than held up, he won’t, or shouldn’t, be looking to wade back into that fire anytime soon. If Wilder can land those shots on Fury, then I believe Whyte can as well. The path that offers least resistance is the best way to go about winning any fight and at the current odds I think Fury points or decision is a nice bit of value.
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