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Tyson Fury's World Heavyweight Title Defence With Dillian Whyte Finally Made Official

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Tyson Fury's World Heavyweight Title Defence With Dillian Whyte Finally Made Official

Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte will meet for the WBC heavyweight world title, after the match between the two British was finally made official.

The fight will take place at Wembley on April 23rd, and will be the first time that Fury has fought in his home country since he beat Sefer Seferi in June 2018, which was his comeback after three years out.

Since then the undefeated Brit has fought once in Northern Ireland and then had five fights in the US, three of whilst have been against Deontay Wilder.

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After months of talking about whether it would or wouldn't happen, Fury's latest defence of his world title has been announced, after the two men signed the contracts.

There was a deadline on Monday night for Whyte to put pen to paper and, despite it being very quiet from his side, Fury took to social media to mock the 'mind games' and confirm that the contract had been signed.

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"What’s surprise. An absolute idiot. Should this even be a talking point? The man signed for the biggest payday he’s ever going to get in his life," Fury began his rant.

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"Oh my god my head hurts from all the mind games that Dillian Whyte has been playing on me. 

"Oh my god. I’m so sore. I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. My training camp is a mess."

The 33-year-old then showed himself running next to training partner, and fellow heavyweight, Joseph Parker, saying he was going to 'bust Dillian Whyte like a cheap water balloon' and then Parker was going to do the same, despite previously losing to Whyte.

Fury stopped Wilder for a second time in his last fight. Image: PA Images
Fury stopped Wilder for a second time in his last fight. Image: PA Images
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Fury's last defence came in the third installment of his trilogy with Deontay Wilder, as he won an 11th round stoppage against the Bronze Bomber.

There was then talk about the possibility of facing Oleksandr Usyk, in order to unify all the titles in the heavyweight division, if Anthony Joshua was willing to step aside.

However the number one contender to the undefeated Brit's WBC title has remained Whyte, who was named as mandatory challenger at the end of last year.

Whyte's last two fights were against Povetkin. Image: PA Images
Whyte's last two fights were against Povetkin. Image: PA Images
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The Body Snatcher has been in a dispute with the WBC over his position as mandatory and the purse split that he was set to get for facing the champion.

However last month the champion revealed that the pair had finally agreed to an 80/20 split, in favour of Fury, and claimed he would 'annihilate' his opponent.

Whyte fell short of becoming the interim WBC champion, when he lost to Alexander Povetkin in 2020 but he captured in the rematch.

Finally he will have his chance to become world champion when he faces Fury.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Instagram

Topics: Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing, Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte

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