Dillian Whyte finally gets his crack at the WBC heavyweight title on April 23 against champion Tyson Fury. Here’s how the fight could play out.
After two consecutive boxing contests against Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury has a new adversary in Dillian Whyte. It’s an all U.K affair as the two British fighters meet on Saturday, April 23, at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion. He took the belt from Wilder in 2020 after registering a dominant round 7 TKO. Wilder tried to chalk his loss up to numerous excuses, but Fury again defeated Wilder in their epic trilogy.
In their last fight, Fury was dropped twice in round 4 after flooring Wilder the previous round, but ‘The Gypsy King’ took Wilder to school in round 11, collecting a sensational knockout victory. This is Fury’s second reign as heavyweight champion. He won the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO titles from Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 by decision but never defended his titles.
Fury slipped into a deep two-year depression but emerged to take the heavyweight division by storm. Many are hoping for the winner of Fury vs. Whyte to challenge the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua rematch to crown an undisputed champion.
But first, Fury has work to do against Whyte.
Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) is the WBC interim champion but has been waiting for a shot at the full title for years. His top spot was briefly lost after Alexander Povetkin knocked him out in round 5 in 2020. He gained revenge by stopping Povetkin in 2021 in round 4.
Fury vs. Whyte is the first major heavyweight contest of 2022, and Wembley Stadium is a mammoth site for this event. Both Fury and Whyte have power, but this matchup has a likely outcome.
Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte prediction
are already out on Fury vs. Whyte. According to
, Whyte is nearly a 5-1 underdog against Fury. That’s no surprise.
Fury has knocked out the heaviest puncher in boxing twice and survived four total knockdowns against Wilder in their three fights. It’s hard to believe that there’s anything Whyte can do to hurt Fury if Wilder couldn’t put him away.
Fury once told FanSided that he couldn’t remember being dropped by Wilder in round 12 of their first contest, yet he was able to get up and out-box Wilder for the remainder of the round. He possesses a granite chin.
Whyte, on the other hand, can be a bit chinny. He was knocked out in his two losses. He’s susceptible to a big punch, and Fury’s power has gotten better with age.
The 6-foot-9 Fury has a 4-inch height advantage and a 6-inch reach edge over Whyte. Whyte relies on his jab to set up his offense. He’s going to have a hard time getting inside of Fury’s potent jab.
Under the guidance of SugarHill Steward over his last two fights, Fury has morphed into a power puncher from a pure boxer. He can box when he needs to, but Fury’s confidence has grown. Fury fancies himself as a tank in the ring, and at over 270 pounds, he’s reminiscent of a tank.
Whyte can damage Fury if he lands the right punch, but he will never get the opportunity. Fury will use his offense to neutralize Whyte’s aggression. If Whyte can’t throw, expect Fury to have a field day with him.
Whyte doesn’t own a single luxury over Fury when it comes to boxing. Fury is a harder puncher, has better footwork, and fights better during the second half of fights. Overall, it appears that Whyte is doomed.
Fury should stop Whyte by round 7 TKO. He has one-punch power, but there’s a good chance that the referee will have to save Whyte from himself. Regardless, Wembley Stadium will be rocking on April 23. You can also watch the fun on pay-per-view via Top Rank and ESPN.