Dillian Whyte Makes a Surprise Prediction for Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua

Published 03/20/2021, 2:00 PM EDT


The exorbitant heavyweight collision between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is finally official. After much rigmarole, the British duo has signed on the dotted line to face each other not once, but twice. None of the heavyweight fights of recent times have garnered fame and attention like this bout. Considering both the pugilists’ captivating profile, this contest has the potential to be the biggest of this decade.

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Ever since this fight got official, various boxers and enthusiasts laid out their opinions and predictions.

The heavyweight stalwart, Dillian Whyte too, couldn’t resist talking about this fight. Speaking to SiriusXM, he said, “There’s a case for both guys winning this fight, I think. Both guys showed a lot of versatility… Only true fans of each guy would say, ‘This guy’s gonna win.’ In my opinion, it’s a 50/50 fight.” (h/t Michael Benson)

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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have hammered every opponent they’ve faced and have solidified their spot at the top. In his last fight, Joshua overpowered the Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, finishing him in round 9 of the fight. He put on one of his most complete career performances in this fight and didn’t let ‘Kobrata’ impose himself on proceedings.

On the other side, the ‘Gypsy King’ annihilated Deontay Wilder to dethrone him from his heavyweight throne. Fury unleashed his altogether unique version in this fight, which stunned the whole combat sports universe.

Moving into the undisputed title fight, Joshua and Fury will look to batter each other to settle on the one and only undisputed heavyweight champion.

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Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua? Who is an edge in this mighty collision?

Fury and Joshua both have enough prowess to overpower each other. Yet, the undefeated Fury has an advantage in this fight as the number of fights he’s taken (30-0) is more than that of ‘AJ’ (24-1).

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Despite that, Joshua’s cracking power and ring IQ cannot be written off. Over the course of his boxing run, ‘AJ’ has proved his mettle and is keen on doing so in the Tyson Fury fight too.

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Given the records, skill sets, and aura both these fighters bring in, this bout is definitely set to be one of the biggest heavyweight clashes of all time.

Fans are in for a real treat and they cannot wait to hear out the potential dates for the same.

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What do you make of Dillian Whyte’s notion on this fight?

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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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