Tyson Fury’s Sparring Partner Reveals the Only Way Dillian Whyte Can Beat ‘The Gypsy King’

Published 12/16/2021, 12:13 AM EST


Dillian Whyte, WBC’s heavyweight mandatory, is expected to get his shot at world champion Tyson Fury soon. The potential all-English title fight has every necessary ingredient to become a PPV blockbuster. However, Whyte will enter as a massive underdog against the undefeated Tyson Fury. Despite being a powerful KO artist, Whyte’s resume looks weak before Fury’s.

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As ‘The Body Snatcher’ has lost twice by stoppage (once each to Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin), it’s hard to picture him dominating ‘The Gypsy King’ in an in-ring affair. British boxer Dave Allen, who has sparred with Fury in the past, believes the same. Allen hailed Fury as the best heavyweight of the time while talking to talkSPORT.

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In an exclusive chat with Michael Benson, Allen said, “I don’t think there’s a man on the planet that can win 7/12 rounds vs Tyson Fury. So you have to say Dillian Whyte’s only chance is by knockout. I’m trying to give an explanation as to how he can win. [But] I don’t really see a way that he wins.”

28-2 as a professional, Whyte’s latest outing was a rematch against Alexander Povetkin. ‘The Body Snatcher’ avenged his loss by stopping his Russian opponent in the fourth round. Later, he was supposed to defend his WBC Interim belt against Otto Wallin in October but backed out due to a bicep injury.

Does Dillian Whyte have a chance against Tyson Fury?

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Given the unpredictability of boxing, Whyte has a valid chance of vanquishing Tyson Fury. However, the underdog shall have to dig deep to witness success. One also needs to consider that it isn’t official yet as, if Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk walk away from their scheduled rematch, Fury can stage an undisputed clash against Usyk.

It will leave Dillian Whyte out of the title picture again.

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)

As of now, Whyte needs to come back at 100%. He is a relevant name in the championship race and can rightly demand a shot at Fury. That said, the life-changing opportunity will demand a lot from him, both inside and outside the squared circle.

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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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