Reigning heavyweight British boxing champion Tyson Fury is putting his WBC and The Ring world heavyweight titles on the line as he faces Brixton’s own Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in London on 23 April 2022.
The ring walks for Fury vs Whyte will take place around 10pm BST. You can watch the fight live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and ESPN+ in the US. If you’re abroad, you can access both streaming services using a good VPN service, like ExpressVPN.
Around 200,000 people fought for a seat at the hottest boxing event of the year so far. Fury vs Whyte is set to host a record attendance for a British boxing bout of 94,000, and while it could be said that both fighters aren’t at the peak of their powers, a championship fight between two staples of the British heavyweight scene is not to be missed.
Fans of Dillian Whyte will be aware “The Body Snatcher” has been waiting a long time for his shot at a title. The Jamaican-born fighter was elevated to world number one in the WBC rankings as far back as November 2017 and while that usually provides a chance to contest a belt shortly after, Whyte has had to wait it out. Linked to fighting WBC champion Deontay Wilder, it was Fury who fought the American instead in what would become a trilogy of fights stretching from 2018 to the back end of 2021. At this stage, fellow champion Anthony Joshua was also busy with other recurring fights, meaning circumstance as much as anything has kept Whyte from the belts. Now, he takes centre stage wanting to prove to the boxing world that he should never have been overlooked.
It’s easy to see why. While Fury has been busy hurling insults Whyte’s way – describing his opponent as the Vauxhall Corsa to his Ferrari – the World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered that the fight purse be split 80/20 between Fury and Whyte, meaning “The Gypsy King” walks away with £21.5m to Whyte’s £5.5m (regardless of outcome). Whyte has since launched an arbitration against the WBC and has been absent from his promotional duties in protest.
Fury’s own preparations haven’t been without distraction either, after his long-time friend and said-to-be advisor Daniel Kinahan – plus other members of the Irish Kinahan organised crime group – were hit with international sanctions and $5m price-tag by the United States for any information that will lead to their financial destruction. Fury maintains that he has no business or advisory relationship with Kinahan.
All the outside noise will be temporarily forgotten come Saturday night however, when Fury – the younger man by eight months with a seven inch reach and five foot height advantage – looks to retain his WBC title. Fury has never been beaten as a professional fighter; only a draw with Deontay Wilder slightly blemishes his perfect record. Meanwhile, Whyte has a similarly strong record with only two losses in 30 fights, the latest loss being to Alexander Povetkin which Whyte has since avenged in March 2021. Now, the pair do battle on 23 April in what is set to be an unmissable fight. Can the Fury Ferrari roll on past a fired-up Whyte to retain his unbeaten record? Only time will tell.
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: Fight card
The main card is set to begin at 7pm BST on Saturday 23 April, which is 2pm ET or 11am PT, and will commence in reverse order to the below list before culminating with the main event – Fury vs Whyte – at around 10pm BST.
- Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte (WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles)
- Isaac Lowe vs Nick Ball (Featherweight)
- Tommy Fury vs Daniel Bocianski (Light heavyweight)
- Anthony Cacace vs Jonathan Romero (Super featherweight)
- David Adeleye vs Chris Healey (Heavyweight)
- Karol Itauma vs Michal Ciach (Light heavyweight)
- Royston Barney-Smith vs Jahfieus Faure (Super featherweight)
- Kurt Walker vs Stefan Nicolae (Super featherweight)
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: Pre-fight schedule
If you’re counting down the days, hours and minutes to Fury vs Whyte, do not fret as there is plenty of build-up coverage to sink your teeth into prior to the big event on Saturday 23 April and help the time go a little quicker. On Wednesday 20 April at 2:30pm BST (9:30am ET / 6:30am PT), the final press conference for the main event will take place. You’ll be able to watch it anywhere in the world via the Top Rank Boxing channel on YouTube and Twitter or via the BT Sport YouTube channel.
Those interested in the other fights prior to Fury vs Whyte, featuring Tyson Fury’s younger half-brother Tommy Fury, can tune into the undercard press conference on Thursday 21 April at 12:30pm BST (7:30am ET / 4:30am PT) via the same channels.
The last pre-fight event you’ll want to catch is the weigh-in ceremony on Friday 22 April. It will begin at 2:30pm BST (9:30am ET / 6:30am PT) and again will feature on the Top Rank and BT Sport Boxing channels as well as via the BT Sport and ESPN2 TV channels in the UK and the US respectively. Previously, Fury weighed in at a career high of 277lbs (19st 11lbs) for his third fight against Deontay Wilder last year and is set to be even heavier this time round. Whyte weighed 247.25 lbs (17st 9lbs) at the weigh-in for his fight against Povetkin in 2021.
How to watch Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte in the UK: BT Sports Box Office
UK-based boxing obsessives will undoubtedly be across all the fight details ahead of the all-British heavyweight clash between Fury and Whyte – but if you aren’t aware, you can catch every second of live boxing action on BT Sports Box Office. Since this is one of the biggest British fights in history, Fury vs Whyte is a pay-per-view event that will cost £24.95 in the UK. Those with BT TV can simply press the BT Player button on their remotes and press the Buy Now button to purchase a pass. Likewise, if you’ve got Sky TV or Virgin TV, or wish to stream the fight via the BT Sports Box Office website or app, you can follow the link below to find out more details. However you watch it, BT Sports’ coverage will start at 7pm and continue late into the night.
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How to watch Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte in the US: ESPN+
Like with UK viewers, Fury vs Whyte is a pay-per-view event in the US meaning you’ll need to pay to see the fight. It’s promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank promotional company and its partners ESPN – since the pair have a deal until August 2025 for all Top Rank affiliated fights to be broadcast on the channel in the US – and will cost you $69.99. You’ll be able to stream the fight on the ESPN+ app on a variety of devices including via a Smart TV, Apple TV, an Amazon Fire Stick or a PC. The main fight of the evening will start at around 5pm ET or 2pm PT.
Last November, welterweight fighter Terence Crawford complained that the buy-rate for his victory over Shawn Porter was negatively impacted by ESPN+ being the only way to watch the fight. Consequently, this time around there are also other options to watch Fury vs Whyte in the US including via most major cable and satellite providers or in movie theatres like Cinemark and AMC for those who want some big screen viewing. But if you’re sticking with home viewing, we would still recommend ESPN+ for the easiest and most controlled experience.
Signing up for regular ESPN+ action will be a great investment for any sports lover as the service broadcasts UFC fights, IPL Cricket, and other boxing bouts for $6.99/mth or $69.99/yr. ESPN+ can also be bundled in with Disney Plus and Hulu for $13.99/mth.
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How to watch Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte anywhere in the world: use a good VPN service
While it makes sense for UK-based viewers to watch the fight coverage via BT Sports Box Office, and for US fans to stream the fight via ESPN+, it’s not always that simple. Those who live abroad or are out the country on fight night will find that access to their streaming account will be geo-blocked. The way around this is to use a good VPN – also known as a Virtual Private