After much controversy in the build-up, the focus will finally be on the action inside the ring when Whyte aims to shock the boxing world in front of 94,000 fans.
Fury, who has an unbeaten record of 31 wins and a draw with 22 knockouts, has promised fans ‘a real war’ when he defends his WBC heavyweight title in what will be Britain’s first contest in over of three years.
Fury’s WBC and Ring Magazine belts will both be on the line as Whyte finally gets shot for a world title, while the undefeated champion is finally able to move on from the Deontay Wilder trilogy that has kept him busy for the past few years. . That victory in October last year was Fury’s most recent fight, while Whyte hasn’t been in the ring since avenging his loss to Alexander Povetkin more than 12 months ago.
With no rematch clause in the contract, a potential undisputed fight could be on the cards for the winner. Oleksandr Usyk currently holds the other heavyweight titles, with the Ukrainian set to defend them in July against Anthony Joshua.
Saturday’s undercard features his brother Tommy Fury, hoping to extend his record to 8-0 as he battles Daniel Bocianski in a six-round bout. It’s Fury’s first fight since pulling out of a scheduled matchup with Jake Paul late last year.
Isaac Lowe is also in action, looking to bounce back from the first loss of his professional career. The featherweight was stopped by Luis Alberto Lopez but is coming back against Nick Ball for the vacant WBC silver featherweight title.
Fury vs Whyte date, start time, location and ring walks
Fury vs Whyte will take place on Saturday April 23, 2022 at Wembley Stadium in London.
The undercard is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. BST, with walks to the ring for the main event scheduled for 10:00 p.m.
As always, these times are subject to change depending on the length of the undercard bouts.
Fury vs Whyte fight card / undercard in full
Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte
Isaac Lowe vs. Nick Ball
Tommy Fury vs. Daniel Bocianski
David Adeleye vs. Chris Healey
Ekow Essuman vs. Darren Tetley
Karol Itauma vs Michal Ciach
Royston Barney-Smith vs. Jahfieus Faure
Kurt Walker vs. Stefan Nicolae
How to watch Fury vs. Whyte
TV channel: Fury vs Whyte airs live on Saturday night on BT Sport Box Office. The pay-per-view will cost fans £24.95.
Direct: Those who have purchased the PPV will also be able to watch the game online via the BT Sport Box Office website or app.
Live Blog: You can also follow all the action as it happens with Standard Sport Live Fight Night Blogwhich will cover the entire map.
Fury vs Whyte fight prediction
For the first time in over two and a half years, Fury will meet someone other than Wilder in the ring and it’s hard to know what to expect.
The second and third fights in this trilogy saw Fury adopt a much more aggressive style than he did for much of his career, although this “Kronk” influence left him more vulnerable at times.
Whyte may be hoping the pair trade in the middle of the ring, as he’ll likely struggle if Fury decides to box and keep his distance. Staying in range and working Fury to the body will surely be a big part of Whyte’s game plan.
Both fighters have shown the ability to rise off the canvas and have impressive chins, so there’s every chance both will have to go through some tough times in the fight.
However, Fury has proven unstoppable so far in his career and even though Whyte puts his opponent in trouble, it’s hard to see him able to do enough to finish the job. A stoppage victory for the WBC champion at the end of a thrilling fight seems to be on the cards.
Fury will win by knockout in the ninth round.
Fury vs. Whyte weigh-in
The fighters took the scale Friday afternoon ahead of Saturday’s fight.
Whyte weighed 253.4 pounds, six pounds heavier than he was when he beat Povetkin over 12 months ago.
Fury came in at 264.8 pounds, 12 pounds lighter than against Wilder in the third fight between them. This may provide some insight into Fury’s tactics for this fight, with the focus potentially on moving into the ring rather than trading.
Fury vs. Whyte Odds
Fury to win: 1/5
Why win: 7/2
Fury to win by decision/technical decision: 5/2
Fury to win via KO, TKO or DQ: 4/6
Whyte wins by decision/technical decision: 20/1
Whyte wins via KO, TKO or DQ: 9/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).