Fury vs. Whyte Heavyweight Championship Showdown

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Fury vs. Whyte Heavyweight Championship Showdown

Live on ESPN+ PPV from Wembley Stadium 

 Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT 

Undercard to Stream on ESPN+ at 1 p.m. ET 


ESPN+ PPV will present the world heavyweight championship from London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, April 23, when two Britons meet – WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and WBC interim titleholder Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte.  Promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and Top Rank, the main event will stream live in the U.S. at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, with the undercard on ESPN+ at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.  A special Fury vs. Whyte Pre-Show will air on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. The ESPN+ PPV is available for $69.99 here 

Current WBC world champion Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will defend his crown against WBC interim champion Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) in front of a record 94,000 fans, the largest Wembley Stadium has ever hosted and the most fans to witness a boxing event in person since 1993. The Whyte showdown marks Fury’s first bout in London since February 2015.  

Calling the action will be ESPN’s Joe Tessitore with analysts former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley Jr. and former pound-for-pound #1, two-division world titleholder and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward. The desk team will feature analysis from Mark Kriegel and Bernardo Osuna.    

In addition, ESPN2 will televise the weigh-in on Friday, April 22, at 9:30 a.m. ET.  


  • Dillian Whyte’s journey from a bout with Anthony Joshua in front of 200 people to a title shot vs. Tyson Fury. By Nick Parkinson. 
  • Dillian Whyte breaks his silence on the Fury heavyweight bout. By Mike Coppinger.  
  • Friday: “I’ll never come back” — Tyson Fury’s last dance? By Mark Kriegel. 
  • Friday: Bob Arum is still the boss of all bosses. By Roberto Andrade. 
  • Friday: Expert picks and best bets. 

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Weigh-In, Main Card and Prelims (All times ET) 

Fri., April 22  9:30 AM     Weigh-In: Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte  ESPN2 
Sat., April 23  2 PM  Main  Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte  ESPN+ PPV 
Co-Feature  Ekow Essuman vs. Darren Tetley 
Undercard  Isaac Lowe vs. Nick Ball 
Undercard  David Adeleye vs. Chris Healey 
Undercard  Tommy Fury vs. Daniel Bocianski 
1 PM  Feature  Karol Itauma vs. Michal Ciach  ESPN+ 
Undercard  Royston Barney-Smith vs. Constantin Radoi 
  Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte Pre-Show  ESPN 

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Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including more than 30 of the Year in Review press releases.
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