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Tyson Fury to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte on April 23 at Wembley Stadium.

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TYSON FURY will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte on April 23 at Wembley Stadium.

The all-British bout has finally been confirmed after the pair struck an agreement earlier this week.

Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte will fight for the WBC heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium on April 23

Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte will fight for the WBC heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium on April 23

The home of English football will play host to the thrilling spectacle, which sees Whyte get his chance at the biggest prize in boxing.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said: “Tyson Fury coming home to fight under the arch at Wembley Stadium is a fitting reward for the No.1 heavyweight in the world following his exploits across the Atlantic in his epic trilogy against Deontay Wilder.

“The fact that this mandatory defence of his WBC title comes against another Brit only adds to the occasion. They are two of the biggest characters in British sport and both normally have plenty to say for themselves.

“It is going to be an incredible night and a huge occasion for sport in this country that will capture the imagination of fans right across the world.”

Fans can get their hands on tickets via Ticketmaster at midday on Wednesday March 2.

Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum added: “Tyson Fury conquered America, and it is only fitting that he defends the heavyweight championship in a packed Wembley Stadium.

“Dillian Whyte has called for this fight for years, and while he is a deserving challenger, no heavyweight can match The Gypsy King.

Whyte left it until the very last minute to agree to the WBC world title clash, angering 33-year-old Fury for the last few weeks.

The Brixton brawler is not happy with his 20 per cent cut of the purse, with the Gypsy King raking in the other 80 per cent share.

But he has agreed to his shot at the big time and the chance to hand Fury his first ever defeat.

He is guaranteed £6m for turning up to face 6ft 9in champ Fury.

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