Dillian Whyte isn’t sure which version of Tyson Fury will show up for their WBC heavyweight title fight this weekend, suggesting ‘The Gypsy King’ may be past his prime
‘The Body Snatcher’ is a big underdog as he prepares to take on Fury, who is widely regarded as boxing’s best heavyweight, in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, live on talkSPORT.
At 6ft 9in, Fury holds a significant height advantage over almost all boxers, but Whyte thinks his opponent’s sheer size could become an obstacle for Fury in their next fight.
“Fury is very good, but we don’t know how his body is doing either. He’s a giant,” Whyte told talkSPORT.
“Giants age much faster, giants have a lot of joint problems, a lot of problems with their bodies. You know what I mean?
“A lot of elbow problems, a lot of knee problems. Giants suffer from dysmorphia and other things.
Fury has earned universal praise for dominating his fight trilogy with Deontay Wilder.
The British boxer twice knocked out ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and also knocked out the American in 12 rounds when he first fought to find himself on the wrong side of a contentious draw.
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Whyte wonders how hard preparing for these fights has taken Fury, who is now 33 and has been talking about retirement constantly lately.
“We don’t know where he is. Wilder’s last training camps may have cost him a lot,” Whyte said. “Not the fights. The fights only last 12 rounds and that’s it. At camp, you do 12 rounds three, four times a week, so we don’t know.
The Jamaican-born Englishman has been clamoring for a WBC title shot since becoming the organization’s No. 1 contender in 2017.
During his long wait for a shot at boxing’s biggest prize, Whyte has scored several high profile victories over Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker, Oscar Rivas and Alexander Povetkin.
Now he has his chance and you can hear him live on talkSPORT on Saturday night.
London calls on Saturday.
The first fixture in the capital is Arsenal v Manchester United live on talkSPORT, with the visitors perhaps buoyed by news of Erik ten Hag’s appointment as permanent manager.
Then, direction Wembley for Tyson Fury against Dillian Whyte from 7 p.m. where the two heavyweights fight for the WBC title.
12:30 p.m.: Arsenal v Man United – talkSPORT
7 p.m.: Live from Wembley ahead of Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte
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