Tyson Fury wants to shine vs Dillian Whyte in WBC heavyweight fight, says Frank Warren

Reigning WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is getting stuck into preparation ahead of his fight with Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in London on April 23

Tyson Fury is eager to "make a statement" on his return to British shores in his domestic heavyweight title defence against Dillian Whyte, according to Frank Warren.

Warren, who is getting irked by Whyte's media blackout, is certain that his man will deliver another stunning performance in his first fight in the UK since 2018.

Fury completed a comfortable points victory over Francesco Pianeta in Belfast that night to set up a WBC world title showdown with Deontay Wilder. That famously ended in a draw, but Fury has gone on to beat the hard-hitting American twice in an epic trilogy.

Fury climbed off the canvas twice to stop Wilder in the 11th round of their rematch and Warren believes there is another big show in the pipeline from unbeaten Fury.

"Tyson is absolutely champing at the bit," Warren told Sky Sports. "He wants to make a statement in front of a record crowd on April 23 and I believe he will.

"This country has never seen anything like Tyson Fury before. He's just had an epic trilogy with the hardest hitting heavyweight of all time and come out on top.

"He will be determined to put on a show and give every paying fan a night they will never forget."

Fury will step out at Wembley in front of 94,000 fans - a record in this country.

It's a fight that Warren and Queensbury Promotions won the purse bid for in January. They outbid rival Eddie Hearn to the fight with a record $41million (£31.4m) offer. The WBC deemed the purse split would be 80/20 in the champions favour, leaving Whyte unhappy.

The Brixton fighter is set to make £6.2m, while Fury is on for a payday of £22.6m. And as per the rules of the WBC the winner is also set to receive 10% of the winning bid (£3m).

Whyte though, who signed the contract at the 11th hour, is far from happy and is refusing to take part in the build-up.

"He's obliged to do certain things," Warren told SecondsOut.com. "Everything he doesn't do is going to be a problem afterward. Breach of contract is a breach of contract.

"One thing I've never done is roll over in my life. I'm not rolling over for him, that's for sure. He needs to show up and he needs to meet his obligations, he needs to do all the things that all boxers do when they're involved in big fights.

"This guy is getting 32 times the purse he got lodged by the WBC for his last fight.

"Why am I the enemy? Why? We're paying him good money. He's getting fortunes."

Whyte 'will be at the fight'

Warren, who has intimated that legal action could be instigated, has revealed there is a contingency plan to ensure they 'cover all bases'.

Basically they have lined up a stand-in opponent if Whyte steps out at the last minute.

As far as Whyte's camp is concerned, they insist they are not breaking any of the contractual stipulations. And the Brixton fighter's lawyer Jeffrey Benz says the 33-year-old will be around in fight week to promote the fight.

Dillian's focused on beating Tyson Fury," Benz told BoxingScene. "He will be at the fight. He will be at the weigh-in. He will be at the fight week press conference. Those are all things that Frank specifically negotiated for and were specially agreed.

"He's lived up to his contractual obligations and he will live up to his contractual obligations."

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