Tyson Fury is just a few days away from defending his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium, with somewhere around 85-95,000 expected to be in attendance — and Fury continues to say that it will be the final fight of his career.
The 33-year-old Fury (31-0-1, 22 KO) will be fighting at home in the United Kingdom for the first time since his 2018 wins over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta in Manchester and Belfast, and it will be his first fight in London since a 2015 victory over Christian Hammer.
Adam Smith, working as a Top Rank correspondent, caught up with Fury at yesterday’s media workout and got his thoughts on the fight, Dillian Whyte, and mainly, the insistence that he’ll really retire after this one.
“He’s a good fighter. We worked together for a long time years ago. He’s probably improved as a fighter since then, he’s had a lot more fights. He was a good lad! He probably still is a good person now. I saw him after he knocked out Povetkin after his last fight, he got his own stool and took it over to Povetkin. So as a person he’s probably a decent man. As a boxer, he’s achieved a lot and he’s finally getting the shot he’s been waiting for such a long time, and he’s getting it in front of 94,000 people on the world’s big stage. This is everything to win for him and nothing to lose. It’s a win-win situation, there’s no loss here.”
On how he felt about Whyte when they worked together: “He was a nice lad, probably similar to what he is now, to be fair. But we just haven’t spent much time together in the last, what, five, six, seven years, how long it’s been. 2011 to 2013, I think it was.”
WHEN IS FURY VS. WHYTE? DATE, START TIME
Date: Saturday, April 23
Main card: 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET
Main event ring walks (approx): 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET
The main card is set to get underway at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ring walks scheduled for 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET. As ever with live fight cards, these timings could change due to the length of the undercard bouts.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS FURY VS. WHYTE?
DILLIAN WHYTE RECORD AND BIO :
Nationality: Great Britain
Date of Birth: April 11, 1988
Height: 6′ 4″
Total Fights: 30
Record: 28-2 (19 KOs)
FURY VS. WHYTE FIGHT CARD :
Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte; WBC and Ring Magazine world heavyweight titles
Anthony Cacace vs. Jhonatan Romero; Super featherweight
Isaac Lowe vs. Nick Ball; Featherweight
David Adeleye vs. Chris Healey; Heavyweight
Tommy Fury vs. Daniel Bocianski; Light heavyweight
Karol Itauma vs. Michal Ciach; Light heavyweight
Royston Barney Smith vs. Michael Walton; Super featherweight