We’re just days away from witnessing one of the biggest boxing events of this year- Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte, and Queensberry Promotions owner Frank Warren has opened up on the superfight between the two heavyweight icons- the reigning WBC champion Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) against the interim champion Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs), as the two square off to unify the coveted green and gold belt on 23rd April at the Wembley Stadium in London.
The fight is vital to determine the contenders for the undisputed heavyweight crown. Fury, who is coming off of a dominating 11th round TKO victory in the trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder, will be making his second title defense against Whyte.
Whyte, on the other hand, won back his interim title in the rematch against Alexander Povetkin in March last year and even though he is an underdog- pulling a shocker this Saturday night will be the King of the Heavyweight, as Warren opines.
“So much is at stake, not least pride, when Fury and Whyte take a long walk to the ring on Saturday. Then there is what comes next for the winner. If Whyte prevails, after years of knocking on the door, the Heavyweight Kingdom will be his,” Warren wrote in his Boxingscene.com column.
“For Fury, who has talked of retirement, there is the prospect of taking on the winner of the forthcoming Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch for every prize in the division. It would provide confirmation, if any were needed, of his status as the undisputed No.1 heavyweight in the world. Would this be enough to head off the pipe and slippers? We hope so. Perhaps performing in front of 94,000 fans and the adulation that goes with it will leave him wanting more of the same,” added Warren.
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Aside from the main event, Fury’s younger brother Tommy, who was supposed to face Jake Paul back in December but pulled out citing a rib fracture, will be returning to the ring to take on veteran Polish boxer Polish veteran Daniel Bocianski, seen as the toughest challenge for “TNT” in his professional career so far.
Fury’s cousin Isaac Lowe, the mandatory for newly crowned IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington, will also be making an appearance on the undercard, taking on undefeated Liverpudlian pugilist Nick Ball
British heavyweight boxer David Adeleye, who turned pro in July 2019 and joined Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, will square off against 33-year-old southpaw Chris Healey.