One of the biggest heavyweight fights in British boxing history is upon us. Tonight, at Wembley Stadium, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte will clash in front of 94,000 fans with the WBC title on the line.
Fury, 33, has claimed that he will sail off into the sunset after this bout, retiring from boxing with or without a victory over his challenger, who has waited years for a shot at a world heavyweight title. Fury, who previously held the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts, won the WBC strap from Deontay Wilder in the second fight of their trilogy of instant classics. He stopped the American in the seventh round in 2020 to earn vindication after being denied a title win in their first meeting – a 2018 contest that ended as a controversial split draw. In his most recent bout, in October, Fury (31-0-1, 22 knockouts) finished Wilder again to retain the gold in the most dramatic of fights, and many in the sport are predicting a similar affair this evening.
Whyte, 34, has a proclivity for turning bouts into brawls, and that is surely his best chance of handing his former sparring partner, the “Gypsy King”, a first professional loss. Last time out, Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) knocked out Alexander Povetkin in March 2021, avenging his own stoppage defeat by the Russian from August 2020. Prior to the pair’s first clash, Whyte had won 11 in a row since his only other professional loss – a knockout by Anthony Joshua in 2015. Now, the “Bodysnatcher” finally gets the chance to win a world title. He and Fury have exhibited mutual respect this week, but tonight they go to war. Follow live updates from Fury vs Whyte and the entire undercard, below.
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte
Ball vs Lowe – Round 6
More left hooks are buried into the right cheek of Lowe. He backs up Ball against the ropes but is hit with a counter uppercut. Ball then skips away. Again he’s forced back against the ropes.
He works his way out and shoves Lowe into the corner. Ball with two fierce left hands and Lowe is out on his feet!!
The referee considers stopping it; Lowe is leaning on the ropes in the corner, his body facing away from Ball but his head turning back.
Ball is allowed to land one more big left, and the referee has now seen enough! The towel comes in at the same time!