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The Big Fight Prediction: Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte

In a combined article, ambassador John Fury and our boxing expert Lewis Watson take a look at the Fury v Whyte fight on Saturday night

The wait is almost over as Fury and Whyte lock horns for the WBC heavyweight world title.

Saturday night’s alright for fighting in north London, as Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte edge closer to a historic night in the heavyweight division. But, will it be all-Whyte on the night? Or fast and Fury-os for the current champion?

With 94,000 fight fans expected inside Wembley Stadium, this WBC heavyweight title fight will exceed the European record for a boxing attendance and will have the eyes of the boxing world fully locked on to the squared circle.

Dillian Whyte finally broke his long, pre-fight silence this week as he obliged to the final press conference in London, but both Fury and Whyte kept their cards very close to their chests and refrained from any headline-catching confrontations, saving their energy and emotions for the first bell on Saturday night. are here to take a closer look at the contest:

A step up for the “Gypsy King”

Other than Deontay 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 quick, nimble feet make him a nightmare for heavyweights to navigate and his powers of recovery sometimes seem otherworldly.

Wilder crashed Fury to the canvas on four occasions across their trilogy, as the “Gypsy King” underlined how hard/impossible it is to keep him down, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Fury had to climb to his feet once again after tasting the heat of Dillian Whyte’s left hook.

But in terms of the heavyweight landscape, Fury is as unique as they come and it’s unlikely we will see a champion of similar stature to his for quite some time.

Fury has claimed that Saturday night will be his last ever fight, but only time will tell if he will be able to ignore the addiction of the fight game for another bout or two.

Whyte’s long-awaited world title shot

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, Mariusz 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.

When he meets fire with fire he usually comes out the better, with a huge left hook becoming one of his signature punches.

Teaming up with Harold “Shadow” Knight – former co-trainer of Lennox Lewis – has surely added some extra firepower into the artillery of Whyte, much-improved on the version of Whyte that Fury sparred almost a decade ago.

He puts his 28-2 record on the line against Tyson Fury in the biggest fight of his career to date, with nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Tyson Fury to beat Dillian Whyte in Rounds 10-12 at 5/1 with bet365*

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.

With his monster reach and ability to box and move off the back foot, Fury has all the ability to make this fight as boring and simple as he pleases, jabbing and combo-ing to a wide decision on the scorecards.

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.

Whether Dillian Whyte can offer more than Deontay Wilder was able to over three fights is one of the biggest questions coming into Saturday night. 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 – but Whyte has shown vulnerabilities down the stretch before, and his engine will be tested to the maximum against an awkward Fury who could well make Whyte look silly in pockets.

If Whyte is trailing on the cards going into the “Championship Rounds” then we expect the Londoner to throw the proverbial kitchen sink at Fury, playing into the hands of the champion.

Whyte has waited for this moment too long to resist rolling the dice late on, and that’s when Fury will be able to strike and add another KO to his record, priced at 5/1 with bet365 in Rounds 10-12.

* Fury vs Whyte odds correct at the time of writing. All betting odds subject to changes.