Dillian Whyte ends Tyson Fury fight silence by insisting he is ‘ready’ for next weekend’s showdown

Dillian Whyte FINALLY ends his silence ahead of next weekend’s showdown with Tyson Fury by insisting he is ‘ready’ for their all-British heavyweight encounter at Wembley… despite his press conference no-show and bitter contract dispute

  • Dillian Whyte is set to take on bitter rival Tyson Fury at Wembley next Saturday
  • The Brixton man has taken a vow of silence for the majority of the fight build-up
  • Whyte was left incensed by his 20 per cent fight purse and lack of PPV money
  • He therefore refused to attend the press conference and stay silent online
  • But he has finally ended his silence to insist he is raring to go ahead of the clash
  • Whyte even tagged Fury’s promoter Frank Warren in the tweet despite their row 

Dillian Whyte has finally ended his silence to insist he is ‘ready’ for next weekend’s crucial heavyweight showdown with Tyson Fury at Wembley.

Whyte is gearing up for his first world heavyweight title challenge after years of waiting, having previously spent over 1,000 days as the WBC’s No 1 contender.

The Brixton fighter was installed as Fury’s mandatory challenger back in December and, following a legal dispute with the WBC, his long-awaited title opportunity was then confirmed in February.

However, after being left outraged with his 20 per cent split of the fight purse, and with none of the money generated through pay-per-view sales falling in his pocket, Whyte has refused to engage in any of the typical pre-fight unpleasantries leading up to the April 23 bout. 

Dillian Whyte has finally ended his silence ahead of his heavyweight title clash with Tyson Fury

Fury is set to defend his WBC title against British rival Whyte at Wembley next weekend

Fury is set to defend his WBC title against British rival Whyte at Wembley next weekend

As well as taking a vow of silence on social media, he refused to attend the first press conference to promote the contest last month, raising concerns that it may not go ahead.

Yet 10 days out from the all-British heavyweight clash, Whyte has taken to Twitter to finally comment on his upcoming title shot.

Along with a video which shows him in training, he wrote: ‘I’m ready. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on the 23rd of April @wembleystadium. #LetsGooo!!!!’

And perhaps more surprisingly, Whyte ended the message by tagging Fury’s promoter Frank Warren amongst other handles, despite his team’s bitter row with the Queensberry chief over the past few months.

Warren has been highly critical of Whyte’s refusal to promote the fight since it was confirmed in February, claiming he was breaching the terms of his contract by doing so.   

Whyte refused to attend last month's press conference amid a contract row with Fury's team

Whyte refused to attend last month’s press conference amid a contract row with Fury’s team

But the Brixton man has finally taken to social media to insist he is 'ready' for the contest

But the Brixton man has finally taken to social media to insist he is ‘ready’ for the contest

His clash with Fury under the Wembley arch on April 23 will be his very first world-title shot

His clash with Fury under the Wembley arch on April 23 will be his very first world-title shot

‘The bottom of line of all of it is he [Whyte] signed a contract,’ he told SecondsOut.

‘That contract is full of what his obligations are – and by the way what our obligations are. We’ve fulfilled every one of our obligations.

‘All he keeps doing is going off centre, off course, coming up with other stuff that’s not in the contract. 

‘All I want Dillian Whyte is what is in the contract. Nothing more, nothing less. And up to now, he has not done that. He’s in breach. He’s not done that.’

Whyte heads into his battle with Fury as the slight outsider after recently avenging his defeat against Alexander Povetkin, stopping the Russian in four rounds after being knocked out cold seven months earlier.

Fury will be expected to pass his latest test under the Wembley arch, having cemented his status as the leading heavyweight on the planet by knocking out Deontay Wilder back in October. 

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