Fury v Whyte betting tips: Fury defence gives underdog hope
Fury v Whyte betting tips, odds and preview
Tyson Fury will make the second defence of his WBC heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night in an all-British affair when he takes on Dillian Whyte.
More than 90,000 fans are expected to pack into England’s national football stadium to witness Fury’s first fight on British soil in nearly four years and we look at some possible Fury v Whyte betting tips.
The ever-mercurial and mischievous Fury has repeatedly suggested he will bring down the curtain on a celebrated career after this weekend.
There are few who truly believe him and father John laughed off the idea, explaining his son is the “biggest wind-up merchant in the world”.
If he emerges victorious, Fury surely cannot ride off into the sunset without taking on the winner of Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua, whose rematch for three of the four major world titles is set to take place this summer.
Fury not faultless
Fury weighed 18st 12lbs 13oz on the eve of his WBC heavyweight title defence, nearly a stone lighter than six months ago when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in a thrilling third fight between the pair.
Speculation has persisted throughout the build-up that Fury may look to keep the fight at a distance and frustrate Whyte, but the self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ was adamant his defence is not impregnable.
While he has beaten everyone he has faced, Fury was downed four times in his trilogy against Wilder and also had to rise from the canvas to beat Neven Pajkic in 2011 and Steve Cunningham two years later.
Don’t write off Whyte
Whyte was first installed as the WBC’s number one contender four years ago but has kept improving since then, refusing to rest on his laurels and take on opponents against whom he would be heavily favoured.
Instead he has seen off the likes of dangerous Joseph Parker and Oscar Rivas in recent years before avenging his defeat to Alexander Povetkin by stopping the Russian in his last bout 13 months ago.
Fury v Whyte: What the fighters say
“I think everybody is underestimating how good this fight is going to be. I see the odds and laugh at them because they’re obviously coming from people who don’t know boxing.
“This is a heavyweight boxing fight, anybody can win with one punch. If I’m not on my A-game then that man’s going to knock my head right off my shoulders.
“I’m going to have to be on form to beat him and he will have to perform at his best to beat me. He’s definitely a man that needs a lot of respect and that’s what I’ve given him.
“I’ve done everything I can possibly do to train for this. I’ve trained as hard for Dillian as I have for (Deontay) Wilder or (Wladimir) Klitschko. He’ll be fighting the best Tyson Fury.”
🚨 𝗙𝗨𝗥𝗬 𝗢𝗨𝗧𝗪𝗘𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗦 𝗪𝗛𝗬𝗧𝗘 🚨
Tyson Fury weighed in less than a stone heavier than Dillian Whyte for their huge all-British heavyweight world title fight at Wembley. ⚖️ pic.twitter.com/eFzptVIsGD
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) April 22, 2022
“I believe I can beat him on points as well as knocking him out. The so-called experts say you can only win the fight one way and then you go in there and win it another way.
“That’s why boxing is great. Whatever way I can get victory I will take. I’ll find a way. That’s the great thing about me. I’ll find a way to survive, I’ll find a way to get to where I need to get to.
“I’m willing to do whatever it takes. I’m that kind of fighter where whatever I’ve got to do I will do: it’s victory by any means necessary.
“It means everything to fight in my home country for the world title. It’s massive. I’m not scared to take risks, I’ve taken risks my whole life so it’s nothing new. I’m ready to rock and roll.”
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication