Exclusive: Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte date revealed, Wembley poised to stage it

Tyson Fury will return for the first time since defeating Deontay Wilder in October while Dillian Whyte has not fought since overcoming Alexander Povetkin in March 2020.

Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte are set to collide on April 23 with Wembley Stadium and the Principality Stadium in the running to host it.

According to Planet Sport sources, the preferred destination would be Wembley - the home of football - one week after the respective semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Fury had hoped it would take place in Manchester but it is now believed to be out of the reckoning alongside West Ham's London Stadium despite displaying interest in holding the event.

Wembley has held several fights of Anthony Joshua's - most notably his titanic win over Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans and also staged the rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves.

Cardiff remains in the race with the Principality Stadium having previously held the heavyweight unification between Joshua and Joseph Parker in 2017 with an attendance of 78,000.

What we know

Last week, the purse bid to promote the fight between the WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and interim champion Dillian Whyte was held virtually.

The winner of the rights to stage this important clash was Queensberry Promotions, with a bid of $41,025,000, beating their nearest challenger Matchroom Boxing of $32,222,222.

Tyson Fury (31-0-1,22 KOs) will return from defending his crown on October 9 after his epic win over rival Deontay Wilder.

Dillian Whyte (28-2-0, 19 KOs) is back in action for the first time since overcoming Russia's Alexander Povetkin via a rematch in March of last year.

The WBC implemented an innovation some years ago, by having 10% of the amount as a bonus to the winner of the fight, thus giving great additional incentive interest. In this case, the winner will receive a bonus of $4,102,500.

What have they said?

Tyson Fury

Dillian Whyte has kept himself to himself - the complete opposite of Tyson Fury. Before the fight got confirmed, Fury was tagging Whyte, Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk in almost every post since January.

"You wanted your world-title shot with [Deontay] Wilder for three years and you never got it," Fury said on social media.

"You were mandatory for me for three minutes and you got your fight didn't you, you coward. "Tyson Fury's a coward. He doesn't want to fight Dillian Whyte.

"But all of a sudden it's on your toes and you've gone silent, you little b**ch. Come out, come out of hiding Whyte feathers. Come and get it.

"You're going to get a good hiding. You wanted a bit of free money, didn't you dosser?

"But now you're getting £8m, which is £7.5m too much for you, you old dosser. Come out and say something, bum."

A press conference is expected to be announced within the coming days ahead of what promises to be a historic event for British boxing.

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