DESPITE Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte tickets only going on sale today, their April 23 fight is on course to sell out Wembley stadium.

It’s a mark of the drawing power of world heavyweight champion Fury. He’s hasn’t fought in the UK since 2018 but, after conquering Deontay Wilder in a gripping trilogy, he returns to Britain as a national hero. Dillian Whyte did even need to attend Tuesday’s announcement press conference to see the interest in this clash build to fever pitch.

“I am not concerned about Dillian not being here because this is the Tyson Fury roadshow,” Fury said. “It has been an absolute roller coaster of a ride.”

“After four years away I get to come back on the world’s biggest stage at Wembley stadium,” he continued. “I am putting this on for those who travelled out to Las Vegas and the fans who stayed up until 5am to watch on BT Sport. Now they can come and watch on home soil and be a part of history. People will be talking about this event, saying, ‘Where were you when this happened on that night of April 23 2022?’ in years to come. When Tyson Fury smashed this fella to pieces in front of home fans in the UK.

“There hasn’t been a bigger fight since Lewis-Bruno, an all-British showdown for the WBC heavyweight [belt].”

“It will be a fantastic event and I know Dillian Whyte is going to come in prepared. He will be rugged, rough, game and aggressive. Both fighters are going for the knockout in this fight and when I land the Lancaster Bomber on his jaw it is going to be over,” Fury added.

“I am looking to put on an excellent showcase of knockout boxing in front of the UK fans and then sing a load of songs afterwards. Time to party on down in the Big Smoke.”

BT Sport Box Office will televise the contest in the UK, ESPN broadcast in the US.

“We entered a world record purse bid for the fight and here we are with largest purses ever paid to British boxers to fight on UK soil. I am delighted, we are at Wembley and it doesn’t get any better than this,” said British promoter Frank Warren. “One of the things was [Whyte] wanted a private jet to fly him in and out [for the press conference] and we agreed to that in writing. Then they tried to add other stuff to it and didn’t even want to let us use his photograph on the poster. I’ve never heard of anything like it in my life.

“It is not professional and, if somebody else had won the purse bid, we would have helped to make that work. It is madness.”

More ticket information is available here.