Daniel Dubois Gives Dillian Whyte a ‘Puncher’s Chance’ Against Tyson Fury

Published 01/10/2022, 7:30 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celerbates knocking out Derek Chisora as the referee stops the fight after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Dillian Whyte has enough reasons to claim a shot at Tyson Fury for the WBC world title. ‘The Body Snatcher’ is currently the interim titleholder, and appears to be in talks with WBC regarding an arbitration. Upon fetching his deserved shot, Whyte can be the mandatory contender to Fury’s green belt.

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However, the all-English matchup is miles away from potentially coming to life and even if it does, Whyte shall still remain an underdog before the undefeated Tyson Fury. It will seemingly be an intriguing fight, but ‘The Gypsy King’ has shown himself to be superior with his prior performances.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Daniel Dubois, however, has given fair chances to Whyte. Being a surging knockout artist in the division himself, ‘Dynamite’ Dubois has envisioned Tyson Fury to beat Whyte in a possible matchup. However, he didn’t forget to credit Whyte as an elite-level power puncher.

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In a chat with The LowDown, Daniel Dubois said, “Surely Dillian’s got a puncher’s chance. Definitely he’s got a chance. He’s worked his way up to the position to challenge. I think Fury wins though. He soaks up punishment and carries on.” (H/T:- Michael Benson)

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celerbates knocking out Dereck Chisora as the referee stops the fight after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Dillian Whyte avenged his loss against Alexander Povetkin in his latest outing and stopped the Russian opponent in round four to reclaim his lost WBC Interim heavyweight belt. In an active career of 28-2, Whyte now has 19 KOs in his favor.

Meanwhile, the top-tier prospect has been lurking over a championship scene for a long time and deserves to get a crack now. But Whyte’s financial demands don’t seem to have fallen in term with Fury’s side, jeopardizing the blockbuster heavyweight thriller.

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How far is Dillian Whyte from getting Tyson Fury?

WBC champion Fury can return to action in March or April, per his promoter Frank Warren. ‘The Gypsy King’ can put his Ring magazine title at stake, against a below-average opponent until then. While waiting for Dillian Whyte would be a better option, Warren believes Whyte doesn’t deserve the financial demands he has made.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Dillian Whyte celebrates his sixth round knockout victory over Lucas Browne during their WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury’s team is looking for an 80/20 split up in their favor and Matchroom’s Whyte doesn’t want to accept these terms. Hence, Fury vs Whyte may not happen anytime soon and Dillian Whyte may have to continue proving his worth by defending his interim status. But a miraculous change in plans can put the Brits against each other in what will be a treat for fight fans.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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