No Whyte, No Problem: Tyson Fury Entertains at Open Workout

By Boxing News - 04/20/2022 - Comments

Fury-Whyte goes down SATURDAY at Wembley Stadium (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT) LIVE on ESPN+ PPV – ESPN+ PPV on Sale NOW

WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine heavyweight world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury is comfortable as a solo artist. After Dillian Whyte did not show up to Tuesday’s open workout in London, Fury thrilled the home fans on his own. Fury, who will battle Whyte on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday at Wembley Stadium (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT), turned southpaw and went through the fight week paces with his head trainer, SugarHill Steward.

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A crowd of more than 94,000 is expected for this all-UK showdown, which would be one of the largest audiences in combat sports history.

Without Whyte to share the spotlight, this is some of what Fury had to say.

“Frank Warren and the boys have done a fantastic job. It’s been a great promotion. Looking forward to a fantastic event.”

“I think it’s gonna be real for {Whyte}. If not today or tomorrow or this week, then as soon as I hit him in the mouth on Saturday night. Then, he knows it’s real!”

“I’ve been boxing quite a bit as a southpaw in camp. We’ll see. Whatever works. If that don’t work, we’ll switch off to orthodox. If that don’t work, we’ll switch back up. I might just go square on!”

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On Whyte not showing up to the workout

“That’s Dillian’s concern. That’s none of my business. Dillian Whyte, I’m sure he’s got his reasons why he’s not here today. Whatever they are, good luck to him, and I’ll see him on the fight night.”

“I’ve said this is my last fight, and it will be.”

“I’m overwhelmed with the support I’ve had over the years. It’s been fantastic. 94,000 people, it’s unbelievable, it’s amazing stuff.”

Fury V Whyte: Exclusively Live On BT Sport Box Office

  • Fury v Whyte will be available to purchase exclusively on BT Sport Box Office for £24.95
  • The WBC heavyweight title fight will take place in front of a sellout crowd at Wembley Stadium in London
  • Coverage on BT Sport Box Office starts from 6pm on Saturday 23 April, with the initial build up and first fights available from 6-7pm for anyone to watch on BT Sport Box Office and online

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On Saturday 23rd April fight fans across the UK and Ireland will be able to tune in to the highly anticipated world title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium, exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office.

The fight will be Fury’s first bout on UK soil since 2018 and the first all-British heavyweight world title fight since Lennox Lewis beat Frank Bruno in Cardiff in 1993. Fury, unbeaten through 32 professional fights, will be defending his WBC world heavyweight title against Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte. Whyte, with a 28-2 professional boxing record, is challenging for a world title for the first time in his career.

Fury cemented his legacy as one of the all-time heavyweight greats in his last fight as the Englishman knocked out Deontay Wilder in the eleventh round of their trilogy bout in Las Vegas. Whyte will be looking to spoil The Gypsy King’s homecoming event after finally getting a world title shot off the back of an impressive run of form that includes wins against Robert Helenius, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin.

Fans will be able to watch all of the build-up plus the main event, Fury v Whyte, exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office. The initial build up from 6–7pm will be available for anyone to watch on BT Sport Box Office and online.

The PPV main card will start at 7pm on BT Sport Box Office, costing £24.95 and can be watched through BT TV, Virgin TV, Sky or online via the web or the BT Sport Box Office App:

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  • Sky customers can purchase BT Sport Box Office on channel 490 via their remote control or via
  • Virgin Media TV customers in the UK: customers with a TiVo and/or V6 set-top-box should visit the On-Demand section and choose Live Events; customers with a Virgin TV360 set-top-box should visit the Live Events section
  • BT TV customers can go to channel 494/495 and pay using their remote control.
  • Viewers wanting to watch the fight online should visit and follow instructions to subscribe and watch on the web or on the BT Sport Box Office App, and customers can watch on the big screen using Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay.
  • EE, Three, Vodafone and O2 customers watching online or via the BT Sport Box Office App can choose to add the payment to their mobile bill.

The fight is exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office and if viewers are in the UK or Ireland and not watching on BT Sport Box Office then they are watching illegally.