This past Thursday, Tyson Fury AND Dillian Whyte hosted a virtual press conference ahead of their April 23 clash.

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This past Thursday, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte hosted a virtual press conference ahead of their April 23 clash.

Various members of the media got together via Zoom to ask questions to the protagonists of the Heavyweight tilt, which will take place at Wembley Stadium and air live on ESPN PPV in the United States.

The biggest headline of the virtual press conference was that Dillian Whyte finally showed up to answer questions. Not surprisingly, one of the first questions aimed at Whyte was why he wasn’t present for the official press conference and the face to face with Tyson Fury.

“When you sign a contract for a fight, it’s just an agreement, there were some other issues that needed to be solved,” said Whyte. “But everything has been solved and I’m happy to be part of this event”.

Whyte didn’t want to tell those virtually present the specifics on why he was unwilling to promote the fight since the beginning; however, it’s good that they were able to cover his demands and get this promotional train going in full force.

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Furthermore, it was refreshing to see Whyte motivated and excited for the fight; since many speculate that he wasn’t up for this fight. He also talked about the struggles that he has faced to be in this position.

“I’m a guy–no future, no education, no family. I’m a survivor. I didn’t go to school or even do sports in school. That’s a true inspiration. Not someone who’s come from a boxing family or Olympic family.”

Whyte seemed mad that Tyson Fury is looked up to as an inspiration due to his epic comeback from depression back in 2018. Whyte seemingly implied with his answer that his story shouldn’t be overlooked since he has also struggled a lot to get to where he’s at today.

On the other hand, Fury was all smiles with the media; giving us epic quotes like he’s now accustomed to doing. The Gypsy King seemed very motivated to fight again in his home country and also said that it was “refreshing” to fight someone other than Deontay Wilder for the first time in almost three years.

Fury also stated that his trainer Sugar Hill “is very excited for this new challenge.” Fury cracked some jokes with Frank Warren and Bob Arum, and he let us know that he feels no pressure to be fighting on British soil for the first time in three years, since his fight against Francesco Pianeta back in August 2019.

“There’s no pressure for me when I fight, said Fury. “I’m not thinking, ‘oh no I have to fight in front of all these people’. I’m thinking, I’m going to be on TV! For me, a 12-round fight feels like five minutes. I wish we could fight all day long.”

Like always, Tyson Fury put on a show at the virtual press conference, and he expects to do the same this Saturday at Wembley Stadium in front of 94,000 British fans that will be chanting his name all night.

Editors Note: While it seemed like Dillian Whyte would be participating in the remainder of the Fury vs. Whyte promotion, he again no-showed on Tuesday for the open media workout. It is unclear whether or not Whyte will participate in any of events this week.

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