Via Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury still looks VERY fat during training to defend his WBC heavyweight title in late April against mandatory Dillian Whyte.
Here’s how it happens. A boxer wins a world title, earns a money truck, and then indulges himself by eating high on pigs and watching over the phone. Fury’s net worth is estimated at $30 millionand he’s clearly letting himself go.
ForFury’ssake, hopefully, he’ll regain his hunger and lose weight in time for the April defense against the grumpy Whyte.
Judging by the giant spare tire around Fury’s waist, he appears to be in 290 + lbs area and very far mid 240s, he weighed in during his carer’s peak in 2015.
In a video clip posted on Tuesday of Fury training with a smaller fighter, you can see a prominent belly on him, barely changed from a month ago when he I practice with Joseph Parker.
It’s anyone’s guess why Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) didn’t lose weight, but he ran out of time to prepare for his title defense against Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) ).
If Fury gets the impression that he could enter the fight with the fat Whyte as he is now or as chubby as he is in the final defense against Deontay Wilder, he is kidding himself.
Whyte will take advantage of Fury’s soft midsection by dropping him and then finishing him off when he gets up.
Hearn: Whyte got a great win
“I do. I think he’s a great boxer,” said Eddie Hearn TalkSport about his belief that Dillian Whyte can beat Fury. “He was a big, strong, heavy man.
“Tyson Fury, get out of the way [Deontay] Wilder fights, he lost twice in that fight,” Hearn said. “Of course, Wilder is a big boxer, and Fury is the best heavyweight in the world right now.
“Dillian Whyte can beat all heavyweights on his night, and he got the equalizer. He is an extreme body puncher, and he has a left hook that will turn off your lights.
“Fury is my favorite when it comes to fighting, no doubt about that. I think Dillian Whyte is a real live dog in that war. What it happens is also that Tyson Fury’s hunger remains.
“He’s so hungry on Instagram, but when you see it, how much do you want it? But Dillian wanted that badly, and I think he had a great shot in that fight,” Hearn said.
It’s no surprise that Hearn is upbeat about Whyte’s chances of winning the fight with Fury, because he’s clearly seen how unusual he looks.
Hearn’s scouts will likely provide him with detailed updates on Fury’s dire condition, and he’s excited about the news. In an interview today, Hearn looked over the moon to talk about Whyte’s chances of winning.
Davies said Fury compared to Whyte bought 1.2 million
“700,000 to 800,000 purchases,” Gareth A. Davies told iFL TV when asked how many more PPV buying Fury compared to Whyte will generate on BT Sport Box Office.
“If they actually promote that with a press tour, that might attract more people. If things happen that they do it will push it further into the mainstream. If enough marketing behind it.
“The other way around, I think they can go and I wouldn’t be surprised if they also have the Sky Sports Box Office come in and share it with BT Sport, and then you can advertise through both channels.
“I think you can get almost 1.2 million if you have both participating broadcasters [for the Fury vs. Whyte fight]. BT Sport and Sky Sports Box Office. Why not? I know behind the scenes, they talked about it.
“Dillian Whyte has now been promoted for this match by Queensbury and Top Rank. Bob Arum and Frank Warren, they won the bid with $41 million. I believe the money is in escrow now, $4 million. Deposit is deposited. It’s there. No problem with that.
“I believe we will have a press conference. Frank Warren told me this weekend, but there is some controversy among promoters for things that are still prominent. So it looks like it will go even further, but the war will be signed and it will be a
“It’s the three or four biggest names in the sport, they’re strong contenders, it’s the highest payday, it’s the biggest fight nights, the biggest money, the audience the biggest fake, aside from Canelo of course.
“So there is bound to be outrage. You cannot attract those people around the table. It will be WAR to bring them to the table. I’m surprised that not many dirty linens are shown in public.
“All came out, blaming each other. It was Fury’s fault, and Joshua was asking too much. They tried to get it [the step aside deal for Joshua and Whyte], and it’s a bit like a circus with three side steps. Davies said.
1.2 million PPV for Fury-Whyte can be purchased if BT Sport and Sky Sports Box Office cooperate in this fight. Will they do it? Gilfoid doubts that.
Undisputed championship at the end of the year
“They’ve got the three games we’re going to have now,” said Davies. “Eddie Hearn told me Joshua – Usyk will be announced in the next few weeks. They’re looking at Wembley Stadium and they’re looking at some place in London.
“It’s going to be a big event, and it’s going to be in May. At the end of April or two battles in May. It’s going to be huge again for the heavyweight division, and hopefully by the end of the year we’ll have this undisputed heavyweight title.
“It’s all over now, that’s past what happened in those three or four months of negotiations. Joshua made his decision [to take the fight].
“Eddie Hearn is probably upset that he didn’t win the wallet bid because he could have had control.
“But the old school won it. Frank Warren won it. Bob Arum won it. They are old school. I’m glad we have these two heavyweight fights,” said Davies.
There will be an undisputed fight at the end of 2022, but it may not come with the two fights boxing fans hope to see. Gilfoid predicts that the final two positions will be Oleksandr Usyk and Whyte.
In other words, Joshua and Fury will be eliminated. I do not know. Maybe they could have a losing frame or something with those two.