The younger Fury is hoping to earn himself a major American pay-per-view slot when he faces Daniel Bocianski in a big step-up fight on an undercard that also features Isaac Lowe and Kurt Walker
Tommy Fury will be the star attraction on the undercard of his brother Tyson’s world heavyweight title defence against Dillian Whyte this weekend.
The Love Island star will look to go 8-0 against Daniel Bocianski in what is a major step up in opposition at Wembley Stadium. The younger Fury has only once fought an opponent with a winning record; the 2-0 Jordan Grant, and will get to show his ability against the Pole in front of a massive crowd.
And after missing out on his chance at fighting Jake Paul at the Amalie Arena in Florida last year, Fury will be looking to reignite his feud with the American. To do that, Paul has said that he needs an impressive win on this big stage to add fuel back to their fire.
Elsewhere on the card, Isaac Lowe is back in action, as is the promising Irish Olympian Kurt Walker in his sophomore professional outing.
Here’s all you need to know about the Fury vs Whyte undercard…
Isaac Lowe vs Nick Ball
Tyson Fury’s protege Lowe is back in the ring after his first professional loss back in December when he faces the unbeaten Nick Ball. It’s sure to be a tough test for the Lancashire lad in the chief support at Wembley Stadium.
It’s a massive stage for Lowe, and if he can banish the demons of his brutal stoppage loss to Luis Alberto Lopez from last year, it should be a chance to reintroduce himself to the British public.
Callum Smith managed to do it on Anthony Joshua’s undercard back in September at Spurs stadium, and Lowe will be looking to do the same and grasp the silver featherweight title.
Ekow Essuman vs Darren Tetley
A late addition to the card after Anthony Cacace was left furious when his bout was cancelled after his opponent failed to secure a visa. Essuman and Tetley were due to clash next weekend and their bout has simply been brought forward.
Essuman has been touted as a possible opponent for Conor Benn but perhaps lacks the star name to hoist himself into the reckoning. An impressive defence of his British an Commonwealth welterweight titles could change that.
David Adeleye vs Chris Healey
For David Adeleye, the goal is very similar to Tommy Fury; get another win on the big stage. Heavyweight Adeleye has stopped seven of the opponents he has faced to date, and will be expected to do the same to Healey.
The journeyman, who holds a near 50-50 record, has another fight booked for June 25, and he’ll just be hoping not to pick up a medical suspension by being knocked out. That will make this one tricky for Adeleye, but expect him to go 9-0 here.
Tommy Fury vs Daniel Bocianski
The fight that has captured the majority of the public’s imagination on this less-than-stellar undercard is Fury’s return to the ring. He broke his rib back in December, and had to pull out of what was about to be his biggest career bout against Jake Paul.
And he is in need of a big result in order to regain the trust of Paul and his team, who spent major money promoting their bout with minimal return from the Love Island 2019 finalist. It’ll be a tough test for the Brit, with Bocianski the most impressive opponent he has faced on paper.
However, a deep dive into the Polish fighter’s record shows that they’re pretty similar in level, and the one time he took a similar step up he was knocked out. This is a favourable match-up for Fury, and one in which he’ll hope to impress.
Karol Itauma vs Michal Ciach
Another tick over fight for the former Youth Olympian Itauma. It’s hard to imagine this one going much different from the rest of his performances in the paid ranks, where he had landed four KOs in his six wins.
Ciach is a solid journeyman, but seems a bit of a step down from 4-0 Jiri Kroupa who Itauma faced last time out. Even Tamas Laska, whom Itauma put down within a round with a body shot, seemed to have more about him on paper, but we’ll see how this one plays out.
Kurt Walker vs Stefan Nicolae
People in Ireland are very excited about the potential of Olympian Kurt Walker in the professional game. He brutalised Jaroslav Hriadel in his debut, and Michael Conlan’s protege will want another exciting win this time around.
The ex-European championship gold medalist has already impressed on the undercard of Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall’s undisputed world title fight, and is now expected to go 2-0 as a professional at Wembley Stadium.
Royston Barney-Smith vs Constantin Radoi
Youngster Barney-Smith graduates from the Arena to the stadium in Wembley this weekend when he faces Constantin Radoi in his second professional outing.
The 18-year-old looks a decent prospect, and will look to add to his tally against the Romanian, who is five years his senior and has considerably more experience in the paid ranks.
Expect a relatively safe performance from the home fighter in this one and a four-round points decision.