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Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: WBC Heavyweight World Boxing Match – Live! | Box

Round 1: Whyte took the Southpaw stance – it’s an early surprise to give Fury a break. But landing with a decent right hand and otherwise able to keep his distance, Whyte can’t get beyond Fury’s powerful reach. Another right from Fury, a quick stab exchange, and that’s the first round. My unofficial scorecard: Fury 10-9 Whyte

Seconds out, first round!

The referee wishes both men good luck and the opening bell sounds …

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Fury still hasn’t shown up – instead, there’s a second medieval video that greets the “Gypsy King” and again called Whyte “a dosser.” Eventually, the champion emerges in a red and white robe, while PA plays “Juicy” by Notorious BIG and “Sex on Fire” by Kings of Leon back to back, like some distinctive student disco DJ.

Fury sits on the golden throne and picks up his glove as fireworks erupt from the roof. He’s gone now, running into the ring. Look, it may be a little smug, but it’s a lot of fun.

Tyson Fury gets into the ring. Photo: Julian Finney / Getty Images Fireworks explode during Tyson Fury’s ring. Photo: Adrian Dennis / AFP / Getty Images

Updated at 10:13 PM BST

Now is the time for Tyson Fury, who is fighting in Britain for the first time since 2018. And that is undeniably on a different scale. The opening tones of “American Pie” sound after Wembley – then a video of the real Don McLean playing guitar in the boxing ring starts. It’s connected to the highlights of Fury’s long and legendary career – it really looks like a farewell …

Dillian Whyte emerges and howls like a wolf before running “Back in Black” from AC / DC. He used to look a little nervous, but now that it’s time for the show, he’s enjoying his role as a villain with a pantomime.

Time for ring walks!

At Wembley, there is a strict curfew for evening events, so we get to the ring walks a little earlier than expected. The first will be the challenger …

The last match for the sub-card has just ended – Ekow Essuman defended his belts in the British, IBF European and Commonwealth fighters by a unanimous point victory over Darren Tetley. The jurors evaluated it 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of Essuman. He extends his invincibility to 17-0.

Ekow Essuman lands on Darren Tetley’s left. Julian Finney / Getty Images Pictures

Updated at 9:54 PM BST

BT Sport chatted quickly with Tyson Fury in his locker room – here’s what he said: “I feel good. Rainbows and butterflies! I’m looking forward to a good night, very relaxed. Let the best one win and the most important thing is that we both pull out the ring in one piece and go home to our families. “

Tyson Fury is resting in his locker room. Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Inc / Top Rank / Getty Images

Dillian Whyte does some late preparatory work – mostly jacks and skipping ropes – and keeps to himself. The challenger was booed when he was first seen on the big screen, which is a little surprising.

Updated at 9:46 PM BST

Elsewhere in London’s heavyweight, David Adeleye hit a stop in the fourth round against Chris Healey and improved his record to 9-0. Adeleye has a tattooed stadium in Wembley on his arm, which represents his dream, which has now come true, to fight there. Liverpudlian Nick Ball then defeated Isaac Lowe when his opponent threw a towel in the towel in the sixth, after a match that left both men bloodied and bruised.

Nick Ball (left) landed the left hook on Isaac Lowe. Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank / Getty Images

Much of this week’s accumulation has been overshadowed by questions about Tyson Fury’s ties to Daniel Kinahan. The alleged leader of the infamous drug cartel appears to have enormous boxing power – but after the United States imposed sanctions, his influence seems to be waning. The controversial management company MTK Global, founded by Kinahan as MGM in 2012, will close down this month. Kinahan, deported to Dubai, denies all the mistakes. Read more from Donald McRae:

Updated at 9:30 PM BST

It was already a busy night of action – although the £ 25 viewing sub-card had impressed some viewers. We witnessed one Fury in the ring – Tommy Fury, Tyson’s half-brother. Yes, the one from the Island of Love. Mr. Molly-Mae took care of the business by scoring points over Daniel Bocianski, and then called youtuber and budding pugilist Jake Paul, since it’s 2022.

Joe Joyce will face Joseph Parker in July

Frank Warren has just announced to the BT Sport Box Office that the deal is almost complete and the two heavyweight fighters are by his side, confirming a plan to meet in July. Joyce, who won the Olympic silver in Rio, has a 13-0 record, but the cunning New Zealander will be a big test – his only career loss against Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.

Joseph Parker, pictured earlier at Wembley. Julian Finney / Getty Images Pictures

Don is at Wembley tonight – his pressbox chair is far from the ring.

Donald McRae has sat down with both fighters in recent weeks – let’s start with a challenger who was typically open about his tough upbringing and the struggle for future powers to respect him.

“I’m not one of those guys who imagined becoming a world champion from the age of 10. When I was a little boy, my only dream was to stay alive. I didn’t have time for big dreams. A lot of people I knew didn’t live to see it. “

As for the champion, he was thinking about his journey on the roller coaster to today’s match.

“I often step back and think about it all. It was an amazing trip with so many peaks and falls. So much darkness and so many good, informative episodes. I wouldn’t trade it for the world either. “

Updated at 9:52 PM BST

Preamble

As Lennox Lewis, the first British heavyweight champion, once said, “adversity makes your goals much more rewarding.” Frank Bruno, his defeated opponent in the windswept Cardiff Arms Park that night in 1993, was a little more sincere. “Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world.”

Both major fighters tonight understand where he’s coming from. It was a long and troubled trip to Wembley for both Champion Tyson Fury and his challenger, Dillian Whyte. Fury courted the controversy and fought the demons before completing one of the great stories of the return of the sport; he claims that no matter what happens tonight, it will be the last match of his career.

While the Gypsy King seems ready to leave the ring, Whyte waited his whole life before getting into this particular square circle. Brixton ‘Body Snatcher’ sees his whole life as a fight – when he grew up, it was just a struggle for survival. In recent years, it has been a long and difficult struggle to win the world title. He’ll finally get it tonight.

After the paths of the two fighters broke up in 2015, the fight was prepared for seven years – in fact, much longer. Fury is a big favorite, but Whyte is more than happy to play the loser. For both men, it can be expected that they will skip everything on the screen in front of 94,000 spectators. It’s on!