The run of good fights in April continues as we have a massive heavyweight title live from London when Ring Magazine and WBC Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury takes on Dillian Whyte. The bout will take place at Wembley Stadium where there is expected to be an upwards of close to 94,000 fans in attendance.
Who said boxing was dead right? The bout is a mandatory for Fury who hopes to land the winner of the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk for all of the belts. Heavyweights are big money and this bout is going to cost over 41 million dollars in purses for the main event. So how can we make some money on this bout Saturday?
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte
Tyson Fury-Dillian Whyte
Date: Saturday, April 23
Main card: 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET
Main event ringwalks (approx): 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET
Network: US-ESPN PPV UK-BT Sport Box Office
Heavyweight fights are big, especially when big money and belts are on the line. Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) has been waiting for this world title tilt for quite some time now. He will be handsomely rewarded for his wait in the sum of over 8 million dollars. He has some quality victories over Joseph Parker and his TKO drubbing of Alexander Povetkin in a return bout where he originally lost the initial fight. But he also has some losses; the aforementioned Povetkin bout and a TKO loss to Anthony Joshua. He certainly is a capable heavyweight and has power in a decision where one punch is all that matters,
Enter Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs), the best heavyweight in the world. He has spent three fights with Deontay Wilder, drawing controversially in their first bout where he got up from the canvas twice. He then stopped Wilder in the rematch. In the trilogy bout, Fury recovered from two knockdowns again but this time he dropped Wilder 3 times and got the stoppage.
Whatever you think of Fury, what he possesses in foot speed and hand speed is something unique to someone that is 6 foot 9 inches and weighs over 240 lbs. on fight night. Add that to his awkwardness and boxing ability and it is very hard to see someone beating Tyson Fury anytime soon. This is the same man that made Wladimir Klitschko gun shy and took the biggest punch from probably the biggest puncher in the world 3 times. Yes, it is boxing and all it takes is one punch but Whyte isn’t Wilder and it’s not happening.
Tyson Fury to win is expensive at -550. I like Fury to be better at almost everything than Whyte. It all depends on how long Fury wants to carry Whyte. I am almost certain Fury gets a stoppage victory but the question will be when. I think Whyte has learned to be somewhat defensively responsible since the Povetkin fight and I think he makes it to the second half of the fight.
Fury is not the fastest starter. When he has faced quality opposition, he has stopped them in the second half of the fight ala Cunningham (7th round stoppage), Wilder (7th and 11th round stoppages), and Chisora (10th round). Because of that, I think Fury closes the show and closes it in the second half of the fight.
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