Fury Guaranteed at Wembley this Saturday

There have been several world heavyweight title fights held at Wembley Stadium. Frank Bruno won the title there, but we’ve never seen an all-British title fight. That will change on Saturday April 23 when Tyson Fury defends his WBC title against Dillian Whyte. Let’s look ahead to the fight with some betting odds included.

This is the first time Fury has fought in the UK since beating Francesco Pianeta in Belfast four years ago. Since then, he’s had five fights in the USA, three of them against Deontay Wilder. This is the first time since 2019 that his opponent hasn’t been the former champion.

Fury has been his usual self in the build-up to this fight. He’s been doing nearly all the talking as Whyte has done little to help promote the fight. There’s even been talk the challenger might pull up and a replacement is on standby apparently.

The champion has been talking of retiring after this fight but that doesn’t look likely. A win here will set him up for a unification title fight against either Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua, but can he beat Whyte?

Fury is 2/9 at Betfred to win the fight. He has the punching power to defeat the challenger and Betway will give you 4/9 on this title match not going the distance. They give 8/11 on Fury winning this fight by either TKO, KO or DQ.

The fight not going the distances looks a good bet to make with both boxers having hit the canvas in the past. Fury was knocked down in all three of his fights against Wilder. Four times in all he was down and earlier in his career also suffered a knockdown against Steve Cunningham.

As for Whyte, he’s been knocked out by Alexander Povetkin, stopped by Anthony Joshua and knocked down by both Joseph Parker and Oscar Rivas.

Dillian Whyte has been waiting an age for a crack at the world heavyweight title. He’s not been one to take a succession of easy fights while waiting to get his title shot. Whyte has won and lost to Povetkin and beaten the likes of Parker, Chisora, Riva and Helenius.

This will be his first fight since March of last year when getting revenge on Povetkin. Should he perhaps have had one more fight before challenging for the world title? He’d love to win this and then see Joshua regain his titles. That’d set him up with the chance to get even with Joshua who beat him in 2015.

Whyte is 9/2 at 888sport to beat Fury this weekend. A win by KO, TKO or DQ is 6/1 at Unibet. You get the feeling that if he is to become world champion, it won’t be on points. William Hill have odds of 22/1 on a Whyte points win but only 9/5 on Fury.

The challenger does have the power to beat Fury and that is why this is a fascinating contest. Then again, Fury is more than capable of beating him inside the distance and that looks the most likely result this weekend.