After the collapse of Tyson Fury’s proposed fight against Oleksandr Usyk, Dillian Whyte has a massive opportunity to shock the world in a bout against the Mancunian for his WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles.
Fury is undefeated and it will take a significant effort from the Brit to overcome his compatriot, but the underdog will be optimistic that he produce an upset, especially if Fury’s mind is elsewhere. Anthony Joshua was reportedly willing to step aside to allow Fury to take on Usyk in his place, forgoing his rematch against the Ukrainian.
However, the parties were not able to come to an agreement regarding compensation as Joshua’s demands were not met, while Fury was in no doubt about who was to blame, citing “greed” on the part of his rival. It will only intensify the war of words between the two Brits, and the world is awaiting a potential clash between them, although it will have to wait before Fury and Whyte have collided along with Joshua and Usyk’s rematch.
With the date and time of the fight between Whyte and Fury to be confirmed, you can track the latest odds for the contest when betting on sports online along with the raft of scheduled bouts that are due to take place across the world of boxing in the future. Currently, Fury is priced at odds of 1/8 to win, while Whyte is staked at 5/1. As we near the fight, whenever it is officially announced, it’s important to note that bookmakers are sure to revise their offerings to bettors.
Although Fury has a strong record, Whyte can take hope from his own professional experience, boasting a 28-2 record. The only men to have beaten the Brit were Joshua back in 2016 and Alexander Povetkin in 2020, although Whyte was able to avenge his defeat at the hands of the Russian in March 2021.
Whyte has been forced to wait over four years for his opportunity to compete for the WBC Championship after beating Robert Helenius in 2017 to claim the WBC Silver belt. He will be desperate to prove that he belongs in the conversation as one of the leading heavyweights of the era, and defeating Fury would be a significant notch on his belt.
Fury did display an element of weakness in his third and final bout against Deontay Wilder. The American started brightly and rocked the Brit on a few occasions, sending him to the mat twice in the fourth round with firm right hands that penetrated the defenses of the champion.
However, the resilience of Fury was evident under pressure, as even though his defense was vulnerable he manage to hang in and take the shots, allowing him to land ferocious efforts of his own, and not for the first time against the American. That is the challenge facing Whyte, an opponent that does not know when to quit.
Whyte’s defeat at the hands of Povetkin came out of nowhere when he was floored by a sensational left hook from the Russian. Whyte had been in control of the fight from the off and had sent the Russian to the mat, but one blow was enough to decide the contest.
He proved a point in the rematch with a dominant performance and he will take confidence into a bout with Fury. However, the Mancunian has the reach and the resilience to make it a long night for the Brixton fighter. Whyte has to produce an incredible effort to shock the world and inflict the first defeat of his career on the seemingly irrepressible Fury.