Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte to fight at Wembley Stadium on April 23 for WBC heavyweight championship | Boxing News

Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte will fight at Wembley Stadium on April 23 for the WBC heavyweight championship.

The all-British collision has been confirmed for the national stadium, where Anthony Joshua previously staged his classic win over Wladimir Klitschko.

Fury and Whyte both finally signed their contract to fight earlier this week after protracted negotiations, meaning the fascinating heavyweight title clash is on.

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Tyson Fury takes to social media to taunt Dillian Whyte after the pair reach an agreement to fight each other later this year

It will be Whyte’s first world title opportunity after a long and frustrating wait, while it will be Fury’s UK homecoming after emerging unbeaten through a riveting trilogy against Deontay Wilder.

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Dillian Whyte has shown in the past he has heavy hands that can KO any heavyweight. Should Tyson Fury fear him?

The winner of Fury and Whyte would be well-positioned for an undisputed title fight with Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk, who are still expected to have a rematch for the IBF, WBA and WBO belts.

Fury previously said about Whyte: “Who else can’t wait for the fight? The best of Britain.

“I can’t wait to punch Whyte’s face in!

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Tyson Fury has taunted Dillian Whyte on social media for weeks ahead of their agreement to fight later this year

“I’ll give him the best hiding he’s ever had.

“Whyte, train hard! Because you are getting annihilated.”

Dillian Whyte, Tyson Fury

Tommy Fury, Tyson’s brother, said: “In this game, there is levels to it – that’s just the top and bottom of it in boxing – and Dillian Whyte just isn’t at Tyson’s level.

“This will be one of Tyson’s easiest fights, because you go from Deontay Wilder who can put your lights out in one second with one punch and then you’re going over to Dillian Whyte who has not always looked the best, not always been up there.

Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte

“He’s taken a while to get this title shot, he’s got a few miles on the clock himself, he’s had a few bad knock-outs – I don’t see him posing any threat.”

Josh Taylor will defend his undisputed super-lightweight titles against Jack Catterall in Scotland on Saturday, February 26, live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm. Upgrade to Sky Sports today for just £20 extra a month

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