Via Charles Brun: Daniel Dubois says Dillian Whyte has a chance to fight WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and he feels he has a chance of beating ‘The Gypsy King’ if that fight takes place in 2022.
Dubois believes Fury’s ability to endure punishment will get him a win over 33-year-old Whyte, but you never know.
Fury was knocked down twice in his final fight with Deontay Wilder in October, and we don’t know if his punching resistance can hold up to another tough fight right away. or not.
What Fury should do is ignore his WBC title and focus on fighting the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua.
No one cares about Fury’s WBC title as fans just want to see him face off against winner Joshua-Usyk. Why waste time and put yourself at risk by going against Whyte?
Whyte has a chance against the puncher’s Fury
“Definitely Dillian had a puncher’s chance. Sure, he has a chance,” Daniel Dubois told The Lowdown about Whyte having a chance against Fury.
“He worked his way up to the position to challenge. I think Fury wins, though. I feel like he endured the punishment and moved on, didn’t he? He had a heart, he really had a heart and could really fight, but Dillian had a chance,” Dubois said.
Whyte has a great chance to beat Fury now after what he went through in his final fight with Wilder. Truth is, Fury would have lost to Wilder if the Bronze Bomber hadn’t disappeared after the fourth round.
If Deontay doesn’t run out of gas after the fourth round, he’ll finish Fury in the fifth round because he was there to score. It’s unclear what training camp Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott held, but it doesn’t appear he did any cardio for the Fury fight.
Fury looks like he’s been down since his first fight with Wilder in 2018, and he’s been punished against him and Otto Wallin.
Tyson should have lost to Wallin because the cut he suffered would bring the contest to a halt under typical circumstances. You could argue that if Fury wasn’t a big star, that fight would be stopped and he would lose.
It doesn’t make sense for Fury to fight Whyte
From a business standpoint, it would have been better for Fury not to have to face Whyte before going head to head with the winner of the Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk for having too much money.
Whyte is not a great heavyweight, but he is tough, and he has more than enough strength to be able to knock Fury down if he does one of his big shots on the button.
The prowess that Whyte showed in his rematch with Alexander Povetkin last year was enough to make any promoter think twice about having their boxer go head to head with him.
In Fury’s case, there are two reasons why his management shouldn’t let him fight Whyte:
- Wounded in his last fight
Fury can get the bank to battle the winner of the Joshua-Usyk 2 fight, so why would he want to risk that payday by facing someone as desperate as Whyte?
It wouldn’t make sense for Fury to duel Whyte because of the risk involved, the punishment he absorbed in his last fight, and no gain.
Dubois 6’5 ″ is very familiar with Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) and knows what he can do against Fury due to his time training with him.
Dubois wants Trevor Bryan to shoot headlines
“It was a fight that I wanted. As soon as it can happen, we’ll be ready,” Dubois said during his fight with Trevor Bryan. “He wasn’t impressive to watch or anything. I just saw someone standing in my way.”
Dubois (17-1, 16 KOs) versus WBA secondary heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan (21-0, 15 KOs) has nothing to do with him being considered a paper champion in the eyes of the boxing world.
Dubois should focus on fighting WBA Super Champion Oleksandr Usyk and forget about Bryan’s extra strap.