Via Allan Fox: Bob Arum predicts an injury-time win for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury over his mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte next month on April 23 at Wembley Stadium in London.
Arum predicts a fight that will be similar to Fury’s last fight with Deontay Wilder in October, with Tyson climbing off deck twice before stopping Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs).
It probably wouldn’t make Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn too happy if Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) stopped Whyte because he predicted a knockout win for ‘Body Snatcher’ on the night.
It’s not clear why Hearn wants Fury to lose so much as it’s really in his best interest if he defeats Whyte.
The amount of money Anthony Joshua and Matchroom Boxing can make from the fight against Fury overshadows the dough that could come from the Joshua-Whyte II rematch.
Even if Whyte chose not to drop the press conference to fight Joshua, that bout didn’t sell for nearly as much as a Joshua-Fury fight.
Whyte’s absence has no impact on ticket sales
“Well, he wants X, Y and Z, which by the wallet bid gives him the biggest wallet he’s ever had, he’s not entitled to,” said Bob Arum. Against TV Hub about Dillian Whyte.
“I think Frank [Warren] offered to bring him from Portugal, where he was training. That wasn’t enough, and Frank said, ‘Enough, no.’
“And so he [Whyte] not displayed [for the kickoff press conference for the April 23rd fight with Tyson Fury] because ticket was sold the next day. Within three hours, we had sold 85,000 seats.
“If this were another round of promotions and the person on the other side wasn’t Tyson Fury, you’d probably be worried, but Fury can sell anything on his own,” Arum continued.
“Yes, he was a major favorite in the fight,” Arum said of Fury. “I think you’re going to see something like a fight with Wilder. Whyte is a ruthless puncher; he is a rugged guy.
“Fury should knock him down a couple of times, and he might be knocked down once or twice. But I think Tyson won that fight and won it by overtime,” Arum predicted.
Arum dismisses Fury’s retirement talk
“He can say things, and he says them sincerely and believes in them at the moment, but he doesn’t sign the contract that it’s his last battle,” Arum said of the comment. Fury’s recent review of his last fight with Whyte before retiring.
“I think about second thoughts when he sees what’s out there like a Joshua fights or Usyk fights; he can stick around. He won’t hang around fighting a secondary opponent.
Arum said: “If there was another big fight out there, in my opinion he would join the fight without a doubt.
Of course, Fury will continue to fight after Whyte because Usyk and Joshua are much bigger fights, and he won’t want to end his career with this weird bout.
With Whyte not speaking at press conferences and not giving interviews, it’s very odd because it makes you wonder if he’ll show up to join the fight. That would be the last way for him to screw things up.
I don’t think beating Whyte’s fight will be a good step in his career, but it will be a way for him to take it to the next level to let people down, even if it has the potential. lose his chance. Another title shot.
“Again, without it, he wouldn’t have spent time training for a second fight because, at the moment, he’s got a lot of money,” Arum said in his thoughts on Fury.
Arum said: “He wants to enjoy life with his family and his wife, and he has six children.