Dillian Whyte Feels Tyson Fury has ‘F***ed Up’ the Heavyweight Division

Published 07/17/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Dereck Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The prime heavyweights, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua were all set to enter a massive collision for the undisputed title. But because of some external factors, the fight between the two British warriors fell through. As a result, ‘The Gypsy King’ got himself aligned for a trilogy with his rival, Deontay Wilder. This heavy contest was set to take place on July 24th. However, as the Brit and his team members tested positive, the promoters pushed the bout to October.

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Following the events over the past few months, the WBC interim heavyweight champ, Dillian Whyte, has given his take on the same. He went all out against Tyson Fury while speaking to SunSport.

He said, Tyson Fury has f***ed the entire heavyweight scene and the whole sport is struggling because of it. Losing AJ vs Fury f***ed boxing because casual fans just see big fights not happening and people at the top lying to them or fighting bums instead.” (h/t Michael Benson).

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Right after his win over Deontay Wilder in February 2020, the only fight that interested Fury was an undisputed encounter against Joshua. Also, ‘The Gypsy King’ frequently asserted his wish to fight ‘AJ’.

But as ‘The Bronze Bomber’ poured cold water on this matchup, the already messed up heavyweight division got more complicated. However, as Fury is in contention to face Wilder again on October 9th, things seem to be a bit on track now.

This fight is vital to every heavyweight stalwart as it has the potential to chart a course for many more fighters who want to reach the top.

Can Tyson Fury resurrect his position and the heavyweight division again?

Although Tyson Fury hasn’t stepped inside the squared circle for 17 months, he’s still kept himself relevant to the fight world by staying in the news.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury reacts after the final bell in his heavy weight fight against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

That said, more than anyone else, he’s hungry to strengthen his boxing resume and improve his immaculate stint. Another win over Wilder will put an exclamation point on his professional career. Also, with the momentum he’s currently in, it’s safe to admit that Fury will resurrect his position and the heavyweight roster on October 9.

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Furthermore, when they do fight, Dillian Whyte will look to stake his claim for a bout against the winner as he is the WBC interim champion. What do you make of his comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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