Via Charles Brun: Eddie Hearn Says He Expected WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury To Get “sloppy” at some point in the fight against Dillian Whyte on April 23 and victory will happen, “Explode” he will be caught by his powerful left hook and knocked down.
Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) showed in his final bout against Alexander Povetkin a year ago that his power was just as lethal as ever, knocking out the 41-year-old boxer in the fourth round.
Hearn thinks Fury, 32, will leave himself open, as he did in his final fight against Deontay Wilder, and Whyte will take advantage of the situation by crucifying him.
Fury and Whyte are in the spotlight on April 23 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
We don’t know if the event’s promoters made a mistake in staging the fight at the massive 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium, as it is likely it won’t sell out due to thwarted advertising. by two strong candidates who did not speak up.
Hearn: Fury will be sloppy against Dillian
“I want to see him win the world heavyweight belt and I want to see him do it,” Eddie Hearn told. Fight Stars TV about Dillian Whyte defeating Fury.
“In theory, Tyson Fury is the heaviest heavyweight in the world. He’s the favorite in the match, but I just feel that Dillian Whyte is hard to beat, he’s very strong, and he’s a good body puncher, and he has a left hook good like that.
“If you trade it off, and I can see it in my mind. Fury just gets sloppy in combat, trade-off, ‘Bang’, Dereck Chisora left hook. I believe him [Whyte] can win the war. It’s been a tough fight, but I believe he can win,” Hearn said of Whyte.
If Whyte doesn’t take one of his big hits like he did with Povetkin, he’ll be slapped around by Fury for 12 rounds.
We could see a repeat of what Fury did to Dereck Chisora in their rematch in 2014, with Dillian being hit so many times that he would need to pull out of the fight in the rounds. after.
Talented wise, Whyte is on par with Chisora, a heavyweight janitor, not an elite guy. In theory, this is a big mismatch, as Fury is a much better boxer than Whyte could have hoped for, especially since Dillian is about to be out 13 months from his last fight against back to Povetkin in March 2021.
Whyte has no leverage
“Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte, and Whyte waited until the last second to sign the contract, trying to play mind games,” Max Kellerman said. Max on boxing.
“Fury’s former trainer, Ben Davison, speculates that maybe Fury will take him down. There are many conspiracies. “
“You have to realize that Dillian Whyte has not been awarded anything in sport. He’s been lied to and promised a lot over the years. Andre Ward said.
“I mean, look at the lawsuit between him and the WBC. He felt so strongly about not having a fighting chance, to get this hit through the WBC rating system that he ended up suing them.
“This is a guy who is fighting and trying behind the scenes for every little thing, but this is the point. I disagree with his approach of waiting until the last minute to say, ‘I want more money, or I don’t advertise.‘
Ward said of Dillian: “You don’t have that leverage. “You can’t be a dumb coin and dollar. This is the biggest payday he can get,” Ward said.
“There is probably no other fight for him where he can make money like this.
“So if you’re on par with Tyson Fury from a marketing standpoint to what you’ve put on the table, yes, you can draw that card. But he couldn’t draw that card, but I understand why he would,” Ward said.
Dillian may never get another chance
“The X’s and O’s, Dillian Whyte is going to have to be better than ever,” Ward said. “He will need to be in better shape than he comes in.
“He has a good look, but he has something around the middle. But people say, ‘So does Tyson Fury.’ Those are different body types. Tyson can come like that, and you get the feeling that he’s at his peak.
“I always have the feeling that Dillian Whyte is in good form but not great. He needs to be in great form because if he loses this war, he might not get another chance at this level,” Ward said.
To be fair, if Whyte loses to Fury, it will be the last time he fights for a world title in his career.
It is not feasible to assume that Whyte will be awarded the voluntary title by any champion if he loses to Fury, and that he will be too old to fight his way to the required position.
What will affect Whyte’s chances of winning another title is wasted time. If Whyte chooses to sit out of the ring for more than 12 months before a rematch after his fight with Fury on April 23, he will be 35 years old and he will need to hit the mark for two or three years before he can land. to fight for a world title.
That would be under ideal circumstances, with Dillian fighting 2-3 times a year instead of sitting motionless for 12 to 16 months. Whyte will have to beat a good man in title elimination next time instead of Oscar Rivas, and he probably can’t afford to beat the talented contenders.
At this point, Whyte is likely to lose to Daniel Dubois, Joe Joyce, Frank Sanchez and Filip Hrgovic of the leading contenders.
“He is a threat to Tyson Fury. He’s tough, he can punch, but Fury is, if he takes this fight seriously, he’s in a good situation and he seems to be training,” Ward said of Whyte. .
“When Tyson Fury trains, he seems like a fun fighter, and a happy fighter is a dangerous fighter,” Ward said.
“Rarely are heavyweight champions considered the best boxer in the boxing world, but Tyson Fury has to speak to a few other names. That’s how great he is,” Kellerman said.