Tyson Fury is set to return to the ring on April 23 to defend his WBC heavyweight championship against Dillian Whyte.
Contracts have now been officially signed by both parties and the blockbuster all-British clash should now go ahead as planned.
The Gypsy King will make his first fight back on home soil after three years of fighting in the United States against Whyte, who earned his WBC mandatory title after knocking out Alexander Povetkin last March.
Meanwhile, Fury retained the WBC belt with an 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight in October – fights that saw his stature escalate to become one of the biggest box office draws. boxing.
It’s been a tough period of trading between the two sides, with Whyte’s team hoping to see their fighter take more than the 20% purse share offered. But the purses were settled last month, with contracts being finalized on Tuesday.
While Fury is the heavy favorite to emerge victorious, he is aware of the threat Whyte will pose and has also confirmed that he will be going dark on social media over the next two months.
And it’s not just the WBC heavyweight belt that’s up for grabs – Fury is also defending his incredible unbeaten record.
The 33-year-old has won 31 of his career fights, with just one draw against Wilder. He was also victorious against Wladimir Klitschko, Derek Chisora (twice) and Otto Wallin.
Fury also saw numerous wins ending an opponent’s undefeated record, taking on seven different previously undefeated fighters.
Fury’s record in full
The fight will be Fury’s second defense of the WBC belt and will continue with Whyte being the mandatory challenger for the belt, his first attempt at a world title.