Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte – Odds & Prediction￼
On April 23, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte lock horns for the WBC heavyweight title in the biggest all-British fight since 1993.
It was Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno that set the standard 29 years ago inside the Cardiff Arms Park in Wales, but this latest “Battle of Britain” has the potential to be just as big, and just as significant.
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte boxing fight on April 23. 2022 – Odds & Prediction
Tyson Fury arrives in north London as the defending champion having stopped his American foe Deontay Wilder twice in two years, to win, and defend, the WBC title.
Dillian Whyte has earned himself a mandatory spot after reversing a destructive 2020 loss to Russian Alexander Povetkin and regaining the interim status with the WBC.
London’s “Bodysnatcher” has been strangely silent in the run-up to this huge clash with theories ranging from mind games to second thoughts filling column inches instead of Whyte quotes, but Tyson Fury remains unruffled by the peculiar nature to this fight’s build up.
Still, we are full-steam ahead for what is expected to be one of the stand-out fights in this year’s boxing calendar.
Tyson Fury to beat Dillian Whyte by Decision or Technical Decision
Despite the power that Tyson Fury has added to his artillery since teaming up with SugarHill Steward, the points victory for the “Gypsy King” is far too tempting to be ignored here at 11/5.
Sure, Whyte has been stopped in his two professional losses to Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin, but both were against guys who were willing to stand their ground and trade with the “Bodysnatcher”.
Whyte has fundamental technical flaws to his boxing style and can often find himself relying on the powerful money-shot to bail him out of trouble – something that Fury is well aware of, and would be foolish to test.
Whyte often struggles to close the distance when up against a tidier heavyweight, and it’s hard to see the “Bodysnatcher” coming up victorious unless Fury stands in the middle of the ring and rolls the dice.
Tyson Fury to beat Dillian Whyte by Decision or Technical Decision is 11/5 (bet365) as well with other major betting sites.
Tyson Fury form & opinion
Since returning from a three-year hiatus, Tyson Fury’s career has become synonymous with Deontay Wilder.
The “Bronze Bomber” is the only credible opponent Fury has faced since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko way back in 2015, sharing close to 30 rounds with the Nebraskan across two wins and a draw.
Other than Wilder, Fury has beaten Sefer Seferi, Francesco Pianeta, Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin since returning to the ring, with Dillian Whyte expected to be a couple of levels above them all.
Fury is still yet to taste defeat as a professional but has been floored to the canvas on a number of occasions.
His massive frame and nimble feet make him a nightmare for heavyweights to navigate and his powers of recovery sometimes seem otherwordly.
Dillian Whyte form & opinion
Dillian Whyte has been chomping at the bit to receive a world title shot in the heavyweight division.
It’s hard to name a heavyweight with a better resume of victories than the “Bodysnatcher” over the past few years, with Joseph Parker, Dereck Chisora x2, Oscar Rivas, Marius Wach and Alexander Povetkin all tasting defeat at the hands of the 33-year-old.
Whyte’s chin has big question marks over it following a devastating KO loss to Alexander Povetkin in 2020, but the Jamaican-born Londoner often has to show his guts in the ring.
He meets fire with fire and usually comes out the better, with a huge left hook becoming one of his signature punches.
Other than the odd social media spat between these two heavyweights, there isn’t much in the way of direct history.
The best crossover comes via Dereck Chisora, as both men have beaten “Del Boy” twice in their careers, once on the cards and once via stoppage.
Both men hold similar KO percentages, with Fury winning 22 of his 31 victories by stoppage in comparison to Whyte’s 19 in 28.
About the Venue
It feels only right that a British heavyweight fight of this scale should head to the national stadium.
Wembley Stadium holds 90,000 fans in north London, and could be pushed closer to 100,000 with seats allowed on the pitch for boxing events.
Neither man has fought inside Wembley Stadium before – Fury has come the closest having two bouts in the Wembley Arena next door in 2011.
Frank Warren and Bob Arum – promoters of the fight – have expressed their delight in ticket sales for the event with a capacity crowd expected on April 23.
Whether Dillian Whyte can offer more than Deontay Wilder was able to over three fights is the biggest question coming into April 23.
Whyte can bang, but has defensive flaws that an on-song Fury will be able to expose with ease.
Fury’s added power and spite could see the champion engage early with Whyte instead of boxing to a strict game plan, but either way we’ve got a feeling that the chin, heart and guts of Whyte will hold up to the early fire that Fury will dish out.
Fury is a unique heavyweight and hasn’t really looked close to losing for some time – especially over the distance.
At 11/5 we’re backing Fury to walk a fairly lop-sided decision win. (SportNation)
Tyson Fury Knocks Out Dillian Whtye In Round Six
Tyson Fury retained the WBC heavyweight title with a stunning knockout of Dillian Whyte on Saturday night, remaining unbeaten by stopping his challenger in the sixth round at Wembley Stadium.
A crowd of 94,000 had gathered in the London venue to watch one of the biggest clashes in the history of British heavyweight boxing, and both fighters received plenty of cheers as they made their entrances for the main event – though Fury, was clearly the fan favourite for those in attendance. The “Gypsy King” entered the fight undefeated and emerged the same way, improving his record to 32-0-1 (23 knockouts), while handing Whyte the third loss of his professional career.
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte Final Stats
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