Tyson Fury Vs Dillian Whyte Sells 85,000 Tickets In Just Three Hours
Frank Warren has his eyes set on making the Tyson Fury-Dillian Whyte fight a record-breaking one in the U.K.
Tickets for the heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium went on sale on Wednesday. 85,000 tickets were sold within three hours. Over 200,000 people were in queue for the April 23 battle, which will feature Fury in his second title defense.
After the tens of thousands of tickets sold, Fury celebrated on Instagram and claimed all 90,000 tickets were sold. He added that Warren has begun the process of asking local authorities to extend the capacity to 100,000, which would make it the largest post-war boxing attendance in U.K. history.
“This is for all the people who bought tickets for Wembley and made it a sell-out; I salute them,” Fury said in the video.
“…I believe it’s the biggest British heavyweight fight since Lennox Lewis against Frank Bruno.
“Who knows it could be me who gets chinned? But I think, when I land the Lancaster bomber on his jaw, it’ll be over.”
Fury’s last five fights have been in the United States where he’s amassed a huge following. It’ll also be the first time two years that he is fighting someone other than Deontay Wilder.
On Tuesday, Fury went solo after Whyte no showed their kick-off press conference. Whyte reportedly made “ridiculous” demands prior to the press conference.
Regardless of the disagreements, Fury isn’t overlooking Whyte.
“He’s no different to many of the other opponents I’ve fought in my career. They’re all dangerous, they’ve all got a puncher’s chance,” Fury said.