Whyte has now had his title shot against WBC champion Fury confirmed for this year with a date set to be confirmed after promoter Frank Warren won the purse bids
Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury will meet for the WBC heavyweight title this year in a bumper domestic clash.
The ‘Body Snatcher’ was ordered as the mandatory challenger to face Fury last year after he retained his title with a trilogy victory over Deontay Wilder.
Negotiations rumbled on for several weeks with issues being raised over the purse split that was ordered at 80 percent in the champion’s favour which Whyte appealed.
However purse bids were called after speculation that Anthony Joshua could move aside to let Fury face Usyk in an undisputed clash.
Now Whyte will get his long-awaited shot after promoter Frank Warren won purse bids with a bumper $41 million bid that trumped Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the huge British dust-up here…
When is Fury v Whyte?
The fight is set to take place this year with both fighter’s promoters eyeing April 23 as the most likely date after negotiations were resolved.
A number of venues have been short-listed to stage the event but the fight will take place in the UK after Warren’s bid meant Fury could announce his return to competing on domestic shores.
The most likely venue for the fight is currently the Principality Stadium in Cardiff which has a capacity of 75,000.
Whyte will look to become world champion for the first time after finally cashing in on his interim champion status for the first time since 2017.
Victory for Fury could set up an undisputed clash with the winner of Joshua’s rematch with Usyk which is also set to take place this year.
What time will Fury v Whyte start in the UK?
The main event ring walks are expected to be at around 10:30 to 11pm in the UK as the fight takes place on home soil, with the undercard likely to begin at around 6pm on the pay-per-view section of the card.
Details are yet to be confirmed regarding the undercard but welterweight David Avanesyan has confirmed that he will likely make an appearance on the card which is set to be filled with Queensberry Promotions talent.
How to watch via TV and live stream
Despite not yet being confirmed the fight will likely take place on BT Sport Box Office due to Frank Warren’s relationship with the broadcaster.
A price point is yet to be revealed with the fight date and venue not yet confirmed, but it will likely be in the region of £19.99-£24.99 for all domestic viewers.
ESPN are expected to televise the event on pay-per-view service ESPN+ with Bob Arum expecting the pay-per-view event to sell up to 500k buys globally.
Coverage and build-up will also be live here on Mirror Fighting during the huge British fight night.
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Fury v Whyte fight card
Details are yet to be confirmed regarding the undercard with an announcement expected in the coming weeks.
Fury: “I’m coming home baby. Get ready for the biggest British dust-up since Lennox Lewis vs Frank Bruno. History in the making.
“Cannot wait. Me and Dillian are gonna put it on the line.”
Whyte: ““Of course I’ll finish him, Wilder is overrated. He can punch, but he can’t fight. He’s very athletic and rangy, and he’s got good speed, so when he closes the distance quick and he lands a punch, he’s heavy-handed.
“If I put Fury down, I’ll be attacking him, head and body, head and body.”