Fight fans across the U.S. are counting down the days until WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury defends his crown against British countryman Dillian Whyte at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, April 23. The Top Rank Pay-Per-View event will begin at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
A UK-record crowd of 94,000 is expected for this heavyweight matchup of historic proportions. And, thanks to a partnership with Joe Hand Promotions, this fight card will now be shown in movie theaters across the U.S., including Cinemark, AMC, Regal, Marcus Theatres, Emagine Entertainment, and Harkins Theatres.
“Tyson Fury is the best heavyweight of his generation, and I expect another spectacular performance on April 23,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “Dillian Whyte is a formidable challenger, and with 94,000 people in attendance, this is a unique event that will capture the attention of the entire sports world.”
"Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte is one of the biggest fights of the year and fight fans across the U.S are looking for a fun place to gather with friends and enjoy the event. Theaters from all across the country are offering the opportunity for these fans to watch this fight on a big screen, in comfortable seating, with a great selection of food and drinks" said Joe Hand, Jr., President, Joe Hand Promotions. “We’re proud to partner with Top Rank and help them grow their fan base and brand in theaters across the U.S.”
“As a content provider, it’s exciting to bring these types of top-quality live events into theaters as we continually seek to activate new content for theater owners and their customers.”