Live updates: Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte for boxing's WBC heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium, London

Main card:

Tyson Fury  v Dillian Whyte - Fury wins via sixth-round TKO

Ekow Essuman v Darren Tetley - Essuman wins via unanimous decision

Isaac Lowe v Nick Ball - Ball wins via sixth-round TKO

David Adeleye v Chris Healey - Adeleye wins via fourth-round TKO

Tommy Fury v Daniel Bocianski - Fury wins via decision


Live updates

10am- Thanks for joining us this morning. You can catch a full wrap of the fight here.

9:45am - Brilliant performance from Fury, who won all five rounds leading up to his savage fight-ending blow against an out-matched Whyte.

Fury sticks with his pre-fight promise to retire in his post-fight speech. Still not sure I'm buying it, surely you'd look to unify the heavyweight titles first? Fingers crossed.

Round six - Whyte loading up on shots now, losing his balance and Fury is making him pay for it. Fury keeps Whyte on the end of his jab. Boom! Thunderbolt right uppercut and Whyte is down! Whyte staggers to his feet, referee waves it off - this is over!

Round five - Fury's brother threw water on Whyte after the shot behind the head in the last round. Referee needs to get this under control. Crisp body shots by Fury. Double jab and a huge right hand wobbles Whyte just slightly. Whyte throwing one shit a time, needs to out some combos together if he's going to penetrate Fury's defence.  Another round for Fury.

Round four - Something extra coming off the ropes by Fury. Referee warns Fury, looks like he's opened a cut above Whyte's right eye with a head clash. Whyte's angry, comes back swinging with power but Fury evades. Fury just measuring shots from range, Whyte unable to solve this puzzle so far. Punch behind the head by Whyte while they're in the clinch! Referee wants a word with both.This is getting a bit ugly.  Fury responds with a huge right hand. Four up, four down for Fury.

Round three - Fury on the money again with the check left-hook, comes back over the top and connects hard with Whyte's head. He enjoyed that one. Quick right-hand behind the jab for Fury. Another heavy one-two, smiling at Whyte. Crisp uppercut by Fury. Whyte struggling to close the distance and land anything meaningful. Another round for Fury.

Round two - This time Fury comes out southpaw and Whyte in orthodox. Love these mind games. Whyte swings with power and misses, Fury gets off a double jab as he circles. Lightning one-two from Fury. Whyte tries to close the distance, clinches Fury briefly against the ropes. Whyte having some success with his body shots. Fury landing the check hook with regularity. Two rounds in the bag for the champ.

Round one - Here we go! Whyte comes out in southpaw, very interesting tactic. Lengthy feeing out process here, Fury extending his jab and finding his range, which will likely be a huge factor in this one. Left from Whyte, Fury counters. Whyte still in southpaw. Big one-two down the pipe from Fury to close the first round. 

9:12am - Hearty cheers for both Fury and Whyte. Into the middle for some instructions, let's get this started.

9:07am - Both fighters are now in the ring. A quick 'God Saves the Queen' and the one and only Jimmy Lennon Jr is on deck for the intros.

Wembley is looking a treat.

The boxing ring is pictured in Wembley Stadium in west London, on April 23, 2022, ahead of the WBC heavyweight title boxing match between Britain's Tyson Fury and Britain's Dillian Whyte. - Tyson Fury is having his first bout on home soil in nearly four years defending his World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title in an all-British clash against challenger, Dillian Whyte. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

9:03am - The transition to Biggie's 'seminal 'Juicy', this is new. You need about a 15-minute megamix to make this long journey at Wembley. 

Ah there we go, the blend into Kings of Leon's 'Sex on Fire', as the big man takes a seat in his throne. Why not!

9am - Here comes the 'Gypsy King'! His trademark 'American Pie' entrance tune drops and the 94,000 at Wembley join in unison. (Well, at least for the chorus).

8:55am - Whyte makes the long stroll to the middle to the strains of AC/DC's 'Back in Black'. You get the sense Fury will have the majority of support heretoday.

8:50am - Amid all of this excitement, Joseph Parker and Joe Joyce have finally locked in a fight date for July. 

8:41am - The final bell rings on the Essuman v Tetley fight. The main event is up next!

8:20am - Essuman and Tetley are now seven rounds deep in their 12-round bout.

8:10 am - As we've come to expect, the 'Gypsy King' looking relaxed and ready as he has his hands wrapped backstage. Not far away now, team.

7:55am - Essuman and Tetley are now underway for the first of 12 three-minute rounds

7:45am - Joseph Parker catching up with his mate and opponent for his last two fights, Derek Chisora, at ringside. Both clearly very confident in a Fury win today.

7:40am - Just one more fight and we're into the main event. Up next - Ekow Essuman's British and Commonwealth welterweight title defence against Darren Tetley.

7:36am - Ball staggers Lowe, then leaps in with two more left-hand kill shots to put Lowe away in the sixth round. That was emphatic.

Awful work by the referee there, who should've been in to stop that fight and protect Lowe befoe Ball had the chance to unleash those final punches.

7:30am - 74,000 fans already inside Wembley, and they're expecting at least another 20,000. This place will be heaving fo the main event.

And 'The Body Snatcher' is in the building.

7:20am - Nick Ball getting loose in the second round, dropping Lowe with a big left hook then closing with another flurry. 

Fury shown backstage with a look of concern for his good mate Lowe.

7:10am - Issac Lowe and Nick Ball are about to square off in a 10-round fight for the WBC Silver featherweight title.

Fury makes his first appearance of the morning, taking to the tunnel to offer some words of encouragement to his teammate Isaac Lowe.

7:05am - David Adeleye forces the referee to intervene in his heavyweight clash with Chris Healey. 

7am - Morning, fight fans! We're underway at Wembley Stadium, with Tommy Fury - half-brother of Tyson - earning a ho-hum decision win over Daniel Bocianski.

Our first taste of heavyweight action is into the fourth round of eight, with Brits David Adeleye and Chris Healey.


Kia ora and welcome to our live coverage of today's heavyweight title showdown between WBC champion Tyson Fury and challenger Dillian Whyte.

The undefeated 'Gypsy King' enters the bout as the hot favourite, after his electric knockout win over Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight in Las Vegas in October.

Fellow Englishman Whyte comes in on the back of a superb knockout finish in his rematch with hard-nosed Alexander Povetkin, avenging his defeat to the Russian six months earlier.

Prior to the loss he'd won 11 straight fights, including a unanimous decision win over Kiwi Joseph Parker, who is officially on standby as the injury replacement for today's contest.

Can 'The Bodysnatcher' pull off an upset of the ages? Will Fury take another step towards boxing immortality and a title-unifying hout against Oleksander Usyk, or will he simply hang up his gloves and retire, as he's insisted is his plan?

We'll have all of the action from around 7am. The ring-walk for the main event is scheduled to take place at approximately 9am (NZ time).

TAB betting odds:

Tyson Fury - $1.14           Dillian Whyte - $4.50

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury insists Dillian Whyte fight will be his last

By Grant Chapman

World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury insists this week's WBC title defence against fellow Briton Dillian Whyte will be his last fight before retiring.

The charismatic pugilist will put this crown on the line in front of an expected 90,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday (NZ time) against the man currently holding an interim claim to the throne.

Whyte, 34, has only two defeats to his resume, against former WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion Anthony Joshua and Russian veteran Alexander Povetkin. whom he knocked out in a rematch eight months later. Among his victims, Whyte inflicted Kiwi Joseph Parker with his second career loss in July 2018. 

After signalling last month that he would retire after this bout, Fury, 33, has doubled down on the claim during open workouts. 

"There's nothing for me to achieve," he told Talk Sport radio. "I've won every belt in the world that there is to win, I've broke all records.

"No-one in my era has won the Ring Magazine belt, only me. No-one in my era has ever been lineal champion, only me.

"I've won every single belt there is to win in the sport and I’m getting out healthy, in one piece and undefeated."

The only blemish on Fury's professional record was a draw with then-WBC champion Deontay Wilder, a result he erased with two subsequent victories in a trilogy series.

In January, Parker denied he would ever challenge Fury - his friend and training partner at Morecambe - for a world title and two months later, Fury dropped his bombshell on the boxing world.

Many are still skeptical - even father John Fury thinks he will fight again, possibly in a long-awaited title unification bout, although rival Joshua has since lost his belts to Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk - but the 'Gypsy King' is adamant.

"That’s sailed, gone," he said. "They've had so many chances to grow a pair, step in the ring and do battle with the Gypsy King, and they didn't do it.

"I'm sorry, but this is it. Tune in now, because you're never gonna get to see big GK in action again after this... this is it."