Whyte Warning For Tyson Fury As Wembley Boxing Fight Approaches
Tyson Fury has been warned that Dillian Whyte will pose a much bigger threat than Deontay Wilder ahead of their heavyweight clash at Wembley.
Dillian Whyte is the mandatory challenger for the second defence of Fury’s WBC title on April 23rd and his brother Dean has spoken out to predict a much trickier contest for Fury than offered by Wilder.
“Dillian is a different fighter to Deontay Wilder, he’s a different breed,” he told BoyleSports.
“Dillian’s shot selection is a lot better than Deontay Wilder. Wilder jabs and has a big right hand, but I don’t think his shot selection is as good.
“You must give him credit for knocking down everyone he’s faced, but when it comes to boxing ability, he’s not as good as Dillian.
“If you compare the fighters side by side, Wilder normally gets out-boxed and then catches them when they slow down. He hits them and they go to sleep. Dillian systematically breaks his opponents down and either gets them out of there or gets the decision.
“Skill set for skill set, you can see who is the most improved technical boxers out of the two.”
Whyte also hit out at Fury for lining up a replacement opponent should Dillian fail to show up for the headliner.
“It’s surprising they’ve lined up a substitute,” he added.
“Maybe they feel discussions with the team aren’t going well and Dillian’s silence, maybe that’s giving them some reservations that Dillian might not turn up.
“But he’s training very hard, he’s putting in all of the work in the gym. And all of the talking is going to be left to be done in the ring.
“Dillian is mentally in great shape, physically he’s in great shape. He’s ready and raring.
“He’s all smiles but he’s serious underneath, he knows he’s got a task at hand. We know our game plan and we’re going to go out there and impose what we need to impose.”
FIGHT OUTCOME ODDS
1/7 – Tyson Fury
25/1 – Draw
9/2 – Dillian Whyte
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