Can Whyte Really Dethrone Fury to Come Heavyweight Champion?

We are looking forward to some fantastic boxing clashes throughout 2022 and they do not come much bigger than Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte. The fight will take place on the 23rd of April at Wembley Stadium, London. Fury is currently the WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion, while Whyte is the WBC interim heavyweight champion. The question is, can Whyte dethrone Fury to become the heavyweight champion?

Interestingly, the first press conference for the fight took place at the beginning of March and Whyte did not turn up. Fury was there alone but the Gypsy King did not allow the absence of Whyte to put him off his stride and he was at his usual showman best. Speaking to the press, Fury said the fight is “going to be a Ferrari racing a Vauxhall Corsa,” and when quizzed about the absence of Whyte, he said, “He's definitely shown the white flag in my estimation.”

Whyte’s lawyer spoke about the reason he did not attend the press conference, saying “we still do not have things resolved” and as a result, will not be participating in the pre-fight promotion.

It was not a particularly good start for Whyte and the odds for the fight have the London born boxer as the clear outsider. If you want to have a bet on the big fight, you should check out, which is home to the best Indian online sportsbook reviews. Find which sportsbook takes your fancy by reading the reviews and have a bet on the outcome of Fury vs Whyte.

Fury comes into the contest on the back of a victory over former WBC champion Deontay Wilder. Fury defeated Wilder thanks to an eleventh-round knockout in a fight that was named The Ring magazine Fight of the Year for 2021. In contrast, Whyte was scheduled to face Otto Wallin in defence of his WBC interim title just a few weeks after Fury beat Wilder but was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. The fight was not rescheduled, and Whyte decided to move straight on to the match against Fury.

Therefore, you must go back to March 2021 to find the last time Whyte was in action and he defeated Alexander Povetkin by technical knockout. However, that was over a year ago and not being in the ring for such a long time could work against Whyte.

Interestingly, boxing legend Mike Tyson has been pointing out how Whyte could beat Fury. Tyson said, “He [Whyte] can’t give him no room to punch, he has to go all out for 12 rounds,” before continuing, “He can’t give him no time by moving around, can’t allow him to think. He allows Tyson Fury to think a lot, he gives him a lot of time.”

So, the key for Whyte could be taking the fight the distance but that is easier said than done against Fury. Even if Whyte does go the distance, he needs to be proactive to win, he cannot simply avoid being punched. If Whyte can go the distance, he has a chance but is unlikely to come out on top against Fury.

Share this story

must see

  • Joshua vs Ngannou
  • Thurman vs Tszyu
  • Haney vs Garcia