“He Deserves a Belt” – John Fury Talks About Dillian Whyte

Published 07/20/2021, 7:30 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: John Fury, father of Tyson Fury speaks during a Boxing Press Conference at the Landmark Hotel on April 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)


Dillian Whyte ranks among the most prominent heavyweights of the modern era. In just a brief span of time, he’s stirred the entire division and has become a fan favorite. Whyte has hung around the game for a while and his ultimate wish is to fight for the heavyweight world title once. Accordingly, he’s put on some magnetic performances in the division to date but because of the messed up heavyweight roster, he hasn’t fetched a world title shot.

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Recently, Tyson Fury’s father, John Fury, spoke to Boxing Social on Dillian Whyte.

“I want a belt on the line for Dillian Whyte. He deserves a belt, that poor lad. If they’re going to make it for a belt, yes.” he said.

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Whyte in his last fight outclassed the veteran Alexander Povetkin in style. This fight was highly important for him to sustain his chances in the heavyweight division. As a result, he avenged his loss to the Russian boxer and even won the WBC interim strap.

With that, Whyte put himself on top of the contention to face the WBC champ, Tyson Fury. But with the ongoing scenario, Fury is aligned to face Deontay Wilder on October 9. That said, ‘The Body Snatcher’ will have to spend a considerable time waiting for his chance at the world title.

But prior to facing the WBC champ later, Whyte will have an opportunity in hand to defend his WBC interim title. And with that, he can also get a hang of the ring before going for the biggest fight of his life.

Will Dillian Whyte get a chance towards the world title by year-end?

The current heavyweight scenario is in a total mess and the entire division will only move forward once the Wilder vs Fury trilogy concludes.

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Considering that scenario, the probability of Whyte bagging a title shot by this year seems vulnerable. That said, the British boxer should solely focus on defending his title against primal contenders in the division.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Dillian Whyte reacts to victory over Mariusz Wach after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

It’ll be interesting to see how Whyte chalks out his career for his own benefit from hereon. What do you make of John Fury’s 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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