In October 2021, Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder for a second time, and it was then clear that he would strive to unite the belts. Fans waited for the successful match with Anthony Joshua, but the Briton lost belts in the match with Oleksandr Usyk. So Joshua lost his arguments to fight anger. What’s more, he now has to play a rematch with the Ukrainian, and Fury has to defend his WBC belt. The union’s competitor was Dillian White, but negotiations continued for a long time, because the two boxers did not agree on how to divide the money. White signed the contract at the last minute, a few minutes before the term expired.
The fight will take place in April at Wembley Stadium, London. Whyte will receive a minimum of $7.4 million, but if he wins, he will receive a $4.1 million bonus from WBC. Fury guaranteed nearly 30 million, but if he wins, his salary will rise by 3.6 million. And while this match doesn’t impress fans as much as a possible fight between Fury and Joshua, tickets have sold out fantastically.
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The stadium, which is expected to accommodate 85,000 fans, was completely sold out in three hours! Frank Warren, a Fury promoter, submitted a request to the local authority that Wembley could host a hundred thousand fans.
– I knew it wouldn’t be hard to sell a fight. I am proud that it will be organized in the largest and best facility in Great Britain. This shows the attractiveness of Tyson Fury. His personality is just contagious. Warren, quoted by wbcboxing.com, said he is still number one in the world and one of the world’s most popular athletes.
For Fury, it will be a return to England after five straight fights in the United States. If Warren manages to sell 100,000 tickets, it will be a British boxing record.
Whyte fought 30 fights in his career, losing only two – with Joshua and Alexander Povetkin (but later he paid off well). Fury remains an undefeated boxer. He won 31 fights and drew with Deontay Wilder. However, he won two more skirmishes with the American.
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