Tyson Fury’s Next Fight: vs Dillian Whyte- WBC Title, April 23

Tyson Fury wbc champion

Tyson Fury is one of the most famous professional boxers of the current generation. A two-time and current World Heavyweight Champion, The Gypsy King has held all big 5 titles- WBA, IBF, WBO, WBC & IBO titles in different reigns. His fame also comes from the fact that he was the first Britisher to win the Heavyweight title since Henry Cooper in 1968.

Being the biggest heavyweight star right now, there is always a curiosity around who will Tyson Fury fight opponent. Read on to find out about Tyson Fury’s upcoming fight.

Who will Tyson Fury Fight Next?

Dillain Whyte

Tyson Fury is now confirmed to face Dillian Whyte in his next fight. Whyte is the mandatory challenger to Fury’s WBC title and is the interim WBC Heavyweight Champion. Whyte has held the interim title since March 2021 in his second reign. He earlier held the interim title from July 2019 to August 2020.

Dillian Whyte was a kickboxer and MMA fighter before turning to amateur boxing and then to professional boxing in 2011. The 33-year-old Whyte currently holds the record of 28 wins(with 19 KOs) and 2 losses(2 KOs). The two losses have come against Anthony Joshua in 2015, and recently against Alexander Povetkin where he lost his interim champion status. Whyte later defeated Povetkin in a rematch to regain the interim title. His recent wins also include the likes of Robert Helenius, Oscar Rivas, and Derek Chisora(twice).

After WBC ordered Fury to face the mandatory challenger in his next fight, the negotiations with Dillan Whyte and his team started. Whyte has been demanding $10 million for the fight while Fury’s management was holding onto $5 million. WBC also ordered an 80-20 split between Fury and Whyte for the purse bid.

Then, a prospect of $155 million Heavyweight Title Unification fight in Saudi Arabia came in front on Fury and Oleksandr Usyk which complicated the matter to more extent. After 3 postponements in the purse bid for the fight, Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotion won the purse bid on January 28 to finalize the bout.

Tyson Fury Next Fight Date

The fight is announced to take place on April 23, 2022. The event will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, UK.

Fury is coming off a big win over Deontay Wilder on October 9, 2021, where he successfully retained the WBC & The Ring World title. Fury and his management do not want another long wait between his fights and are keen for him to get into the ring in the first quarter of 2022 itself. But, we might to wait till April to see Fury back in action.

Tyson Fury’s Current Record

Fury currently remains undefeated in his professional boxing career with a record of 31-0-1. This means that In his 32 bouts till now, Fury has won every time other than a draw against Deontay Wilder on December 1, 2018. The Gypsy King has defeated Wilder twice since to capture and retain WBC World Heavyweight Title.

Fury earlier won the WBA(super), IBF, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. He had to vacate those titles in 2016 due to mental health and substance abuse issues.

2 Comments

  1. Joseph Parker? From what hat did you pull that name? Arum have said many times its gonna be (if not Whyte) either Ruiz or Robert Helenius. Lately he have said its Helenius or Manuel Charr. Never mentioned Parker.

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