Mike Tyson, Anthony Joshua, Lennox Lewis, and Others Make Their Picks for Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte

Published 04/23/2022, 12:21 PM EDT

The British heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte have created a buzz in the boxing universe. The anticipation is just around the corner at Wembley Stadium in London. Interestingly, ahead of the historic event, the greats from the boxing fraternity and other sports have picked their favorite warrior of the night.


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Let’s see who will steal the mega showdown, according to Mike Tyson, Anthony Joshua, and many more.


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‘The Baddest man on Planet’ has glorified ‘The Gypsy King’ ahead of the clash.

He said, “You can’t take Fury seriously because he is too much of a funny guy. How could you take someone seriously when he laughs while licking the blood from his face? He is down like crazy. If Tyson Fury was in biblical times, he would be a prophet because no one knows how good he is. “

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)

Furthermore, he unveiled the strategy for the challenger Dillian Whyte that can create problems for the champion. He claimed that would be tough, but there were guys that dropped him that were lighter than me. Whyte can’t give him any room to punch and needs to go all out for 12 rounds. He can’t let Fury think he has to keep moving and keep the fight going if he allowed him to think he would be in trouble.

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The former unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua highlighted the inexperience of Dillian Whyte in for the title shot.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua laughs during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Aj said, “But because it’s his first shot, for Dillian, I think that he will be hungrier. This ain’t like his 10th title fight, and he can have a hiccup along the way. This is his first title fight for the title belt.”

Another heavyweight legend, Lennox Lewis, said, “Tyson Fury can do anything in this fight. He can stand way back and throw a jab in the box or he could box inside but you know with each thing there’s a danger of him getting hit.”

“I think he’s gonna be a little bit more cautious and show Dillian the respect he deserves. Dillian can hit man.”, commented Ricky Hatton.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20: Tyson Fury shares a joke with training partner Joseph Parker during the BOXXER Fight Night at Wembley Arena on November 20, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Joseph Parker, who has tasted the left hook of Whyte, said, “Dillian’s got a very strong counter left hook. I got caught with it once and it put me down, so Fury has to be wary of that. But I think Tyson, overall, is too smart.”

Stars from the football fraternity also picked their favorite out of two.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold said, “The exciting fights are in which they knock the sense out of each other, It’s going to be an exciting one. Who knows what will happen.”



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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is a big Tyson Fury fan. He said, “Fury for me is someone who we should just enjoy you know to be alive at the same time being able to watch him I think he will be comfortable but he’ll probably do ie after six at some point.”

“Dillian Whyte will have Tyson Fury down. The big question is can he keep him there? I’m not sure he can,” Tony Bellew said.

Another former pugilist, David Haye, believes that Dillian Whyte is going to pull the biggest upset. He said, “I’ve got a pound to bet I put on Dillian Whyte for the upset because instead of betting the favorites, I’ll win like 10 pounds back, so I go with Dillian Whyte. They’re pulling off the massive upset.”


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Let’s see what happens next. Who do you think will win the fight? Let us know in the comments below.



Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.