Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte press conference LIVE: Gypsy King and Body Snatcher set to FINALLY meet ahead of WBC fight

GRAB your popcorn boxing fans as Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte are set to have their first face-to-face press conference ahead of Saturday's huge WBC fight, THIS AFTERNOON.

The Body Snatcher did not attend the press conference which was held in March due to his social media blackout.

But Whyte has finally landed in the UK and is now all set to exchange a war of words with the Gipsy King.

  • Start time: 2:30pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: BT Sport Boxing YouTube channel

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

  • Nyle Smith

    The domino effect in boxing

    Tyson Fury initially had hoped that he was going to get a unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk but Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua interrupted proceedings.

    Usyk currently holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles having beaten Joshua in September 2021.

    And the Gypsy King wanted a shot at those belts but, AJ cashed in on his rematch clause against Usyk which has has been "all agreed" according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

    Which opened the pathway for Dillian Whyte to challenge Fury for his WBC crown.

  • Nyle Smith

    What is the decided purse?

    The huge WBC heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte is round the corner.

    And both fighters are set to collect a healthy cheque once the contest is over.

    Fury's promoter Frank Warren secured a deal worth £30 million which beat Eddie Hearn's initial bid of £23m.

    An 80/20 per cent split is agreed in the favour of WBC holder Tyson Fury though the split only relates to 90 percent of the overall winning bid (£27m) – as the promoter must deposit the other 10 percent.

    Which means, the Gypsy King will take home an estimated £21m whilst Whyte receives around £5.5m

    Either way, both bids were record bids in the entire history of boxing.

  • Nyle Smith

    Tale of the tape

    This how the Gypsy King and the Body Snatcher compare in numbers across the board.

    Not much to separate the two which makes for an intriguing fight.

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    • Nyle Smith

      What has recently been said?

      Besides the thrilling action in the ring, one of the highlights of boxing is the trash talking leading up to the event and Tyson Fury isn't one to shy away from that.

      The Gypsy King was not impressed that Whyte was a no-show for their scheduled press conference in March and he believes that he has got into the Body Snatcher's head.

      Fury said: "People always say I am a master of mind games but I don't do anything intentionally, I just talk. Sometimes it's a load of old rubbish and sometimes it's good, most of the time, it is entertaining.

      "But a lot of fighter have a fear factor that I am going to get in their head. But I'm not Doctor X, I am just a boxer.

      "Dillian Whyte not getting involved has shown that I am in his head already.

      The Body snatcher broke his silence to say "his mouth is like a toilet."

      "This isn't the Tyson Fury show; this is the Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte show.

      "From where I stand, it's the Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury show – but from where he stands, i's the Fury-Whyte show.

    • Nyle Smith

      Leading up to the fight

      Prior to this huge match being scheduled, Tyson Fury had to overcome American machine Deontay Wilder in one of his toughest fights to date.

      The Gipsy King whose career appeared finished when he took a break from the sport more than two years ago, battled away to knock out Wilder in the 11th round.

      This was their third fight which Fury had won two and the other clash ended with a split decision.

      As for Dillian Whyte, the last opponent he left in his wake was Alexander Povetkin on March 27, 2021.

      Whyte cruised to a 4th round TKO victory and epitomised why he is nicknamed the Body Snatcher in Boxing.

      Which is how he finally got a shot at taking the WBC title off the Gypsy king.

    • Nyle Smith

      Welcome to the Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte press conference

      Good afternoon boxing fans. Time to get comfortable because it is soon time for what is expected be a fiery war of words between the Gipsy King and the Body Snatcher.

      The press conference is meant to be the calm before the storm but something is telling me that this occasion is going to turn out very differently.

      Dillian Whyte has been keeping up with his social media blackout for over 1000 days and failed to show up for the first scheduled presser in March.

      But he has recently broken his silence to respond back to all of Fury's trash talk ahead of their big fight on Saturday.

      And now, the WBC challenger has landed in the UK where he'll get to look Fury in his eye and tell the boxing icon what he really thinks of him.

      Stay tuned because we will have all the action from the Wembley presser right here. 

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