Frank Warren hails record-breaking Tyson Fury and talks undercard at Wembley

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Carl Froch talks about 80,000, Anthony Joshua has sold 90,000 but Tyson Fury is the record breaker at Wembley now he’s managed to pack in 94,000 at the national stadium.

If ever there was any doubt about how big a star the Gypsy King is then this has silenced anyone who questions it. This will be the record attendance for a British fight, and it will be the highest grossing in history.

It is the biggest single-day sporting event in Europe this summer. Fury against Dillian Whyte for the WBC heavyweight title is a massive occasion and the clock is ticking down to April 23. And the remarkable thing is Fury could still sell even more if we could fit them in.

This is all with Whyte not playing ball in the promotion so it is all on Tyson. What a moment this homecoming will be. This week we announced the undercard for the show which includes some really competitive fights and is obviously a massive opportunity for the fighters.

I would have loved to put some bigger names on there but so many are unavailable. Daniel Dubois is sitting on his hands waiting for his shot at WBA heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan with Don King still to give us a date after winning the purse bid. Joe Joyce won’t be fit until next month after he hurt his wrist earlier in the year. While middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz is champing at the bit to get back out but is currently observing Ramadan.

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Light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde is also mandatory for the WBO title with Joe Smith Jnr taking on Artur Beterbiev soon so he can’t risk injury. But even with all that, it is a strong card and I am looking forward to seeing how the fights pan-out. Anto Cacace has a world-level test on his hands by taking on a former world champion in Jonathan Romero, who has just one defeat to his name.

Isaac Lowe fights on all of Tyson’s undercards as they’re close and train together and he takes on the unbeaten Liverpudlian, Nick Ball. In the past Ball has helped a host of top fighters such as Josh Warrington with their preparation and has always given a good account of himself. This has all the ingredients to be a classic domestic bust-up.

Tommy Fury is back in action after a tough end to last year with injuries, he steps-up to fight Daniel Bocianski who is 10-1. There is still talk of the Jake Paul match-up, if Tommy puts on a show maybe we can get that on in the summer.

Ladbroke Grove’s young heavyweight star David Adeleye will clock up his ninth fight and his second eight-rounder as a professional against Stockport’s Chris Healey as he closes in on title contention.

The card is finished off by three hot prospects who I am sure will relish the chance to fight at the national stadium and the interest that comes with that. Former Olympic Youth gold medallist Karol Itauma is looking to make it seven unanswered wins, while 18-year-old prodigy Royston Barney-Smith who was a two-time European championship amateur gold medallist, making his second appearance in the pros. It will be an undercard that delivers on the night, I’m sure.

This weekend Gennadiy Golovkin is back in action against Ryota Murata in Japan. He has just turned 40 so it will be interesting to see what he has left at middleweight ahead of a possible showdown with Canelo Alvarez.

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