- Date & Location: Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Wembley Stadium in London, England
- Time: 11 a.m. ET
- How to Watch: ESPN pay-per-view
On April 23, Tyson Fury defends his WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles against Dillian Whyte. According to The Ring, Whyte is the No. 4 rated fighter in the heavyweight division behind Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua, and Deontay Wilder. The bout takes place at a world-out Wembley Stadium.
Fury remained unbeaten, 31-0-1, with an October 9, 2021, knockout victory over Deontay Wilder. Whyte brings a 28-2 record into the event.
The 90,000 tickets available for the fight sold out in a few hours when they went on sale on March 2.
Dillian Whyte vs. Tyson Fury odds
Dillian Whyte vs Tyson Fury prediction and pick
When it comes to technical skills, Fury is the superior boxer in this matchup.
Fury’s movement and footwork are fantastic for a man of his size. While he usually fights with precision and skill, Fury can also deliver power. Deontay Wilder scored four knockdowns on Fury during their recent scraps, and Fury was able to recover quickly from those knockdowns.
Whyte is an elite fighter and although he doesn’t have the name recognition of Fury, Wilder, or Joshua, he is a threat. Whyte packs a lot of power in his punches and he could put Fury on the canvas, but I’m unsure if he can keep him there.
The challenger is not the technical fighter that Fury is and Whyte might have to resort to brawling to close distance on Fury. With that, Whyte could open himself up to the better technical skills of Fury.
Pick: Fury to beat Whyte
Who has the edge?
Whyte is the more powerful puncher, but the advantages he has on that front are negated by the overall skills Fury has at his disposal. Fury has a height and reaches advantage that Whyte will struggle to overcome. The champion also has better cardio and that could come into play was Whyte is going to have to work extremely hard to move in and out of range of his opponent.
Prediction: Fury to win via knockout
Betting value with Fury
If we’re talking value, then the length of the fight and the outcome needs to be the focus. I think Fury can score a knockout and that the finish will come after the fifth round when Whyte begins to run out of gas.
If you feel Fury is due for a loss, a bet on Whyte to score the knockout is not out of line. Yes, it’s a risk, but the Whyte has power and Fury has been knocked down enough as of late that a finish is not out of the question for Whyte.
Pick: Fury to beat Whyte
What’s on the line?
Whyte has the opportunity to score an upset over one of the biggest names in the history of the heavyweight division. As for Fury, he has intimated that this could be his last fight. Fury recently said he wants to “retire on top, unbeaten heavyweight champion of the world. I want to do a Netflix documentary, a Hollywood movie, and be a good husband, father and son.”
Fury is going to take home a reported $29.538 million for the fight while Whyte will earn $7.3845 million
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