Boxing fans will be in for a classic fight that will feature two rather bruising heavyweights on April 23 in London, UK, at the Wembley Stadium when Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte clash in the ring.
The two fighters have shown some disdain towards each other, as well as a level of animosity, however they will be able to get their hands on each other as Whyte looks to challenge the “Gypsy King” for his WBC heavyweight title.
Of course, the match is one that is going to attract boxing fans from all around the world, with many likely going to have a punt on the outcome of the contest given the magnitude of it. Indeed, you can expect a number of Canadians to look for the best sports betting site in Canada available to them when hunting for the best odds and markets available for the bout, especially as live online sports betting is legal within the country.
But, what could fight fans expect to see when the two behemoths clash inside the squared circle on April 23? Let’s take a look at the tale of the tape and see what the best prediction might be to make when looking at the two boxing superstars.
What should we expect between Fury and Whyte?
Let’s start with the current reigning WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury. According to the rankings by Ring and the WBC, he is currently the No. 1 fighter in this weight division, although when you take into account his fight record, it is hardly a surprise.
“The Gypsy King” currently has a record that reads 31-0-1 and features a total of 22 KOs, and he has been impressive in a number of bouts that he has featured in recently. Remember, he took the WBC heavyweight belt from Deontay Wilder in 2020 after winning via a TKO and has dominated the “The Bronze Bomber” in each of the meetings between them.
Fury has shown that it takes a lot to get him to hit the canvas, however when he does hit the mat, he has an unreal and extraordinary ability to get back up and fight his way to victory when it looks as though he was about to be counted out.
He also showed his toughness in a fight against Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015 where he managed to win the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO titles, although he had to relinquish those belts when he took a hiatus from the sport because of personal circumstances.
Nonetheless, since he has been back, he has been a man on a mission and one that has proven impossible to beat at the moment.
Dillian Whyte, though, is no slouch and is more than a tough opponent that Fury will need to navigate if he wants to fight the winner of the contest between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua in the future to unify the belts and become the undisputed champion; something Whyte will also want to be in the position to do himself.
Known as “The Body Snatcher”, Whyte will feel that he has a home advantage as he was born in London, and he is currently the WBC interim champion although he will want the full title after waiting for his shot over a number of years.
Indeed, a record of 28-2 with 19 victories via 19 KOs certainly suggests he is a dangerous proposition but has shown he can be beaten after being defeated by Alexander Povetkin in 2020 via KO. Admittedly, he did get revenge a year later after defeating the Russian in a rematch by stopping him in round 4.
What is the prediction for the encounter?
Of course, with this contest set to be the first major heavyweight boxing clash of 2022, there will be many who will be looking to make their predictions about the outcome of the fight.
For many, it is hard to look beyond Fury, though, especially given the unique ability he has to get up from the mat when he has been knocked down and go to another gear. He proved it against Wilder, a man who has the heaviest punch and did it four times in the three contests they squared off against each other.
Whilst Fury has been able to bounce back up off the deck, Whyte has shown he can be laid out by a knockout, with both of his defeats coming in virtue of that way. As he is susceptible to a big punch, the fact that “The Gypsy King” has an advantage in height and reach, “The Body Snatcher” might have his work cut out in his home city.
With this in mind, it is perhaps wise to back Fury to win and it would not be a surprise if he were to knock his opponent out before the contest’s scheduled 12 rounds are fully completed. One thing that can perhaps be guaranteed, though, is that the fight on April 23 at Wembley Stadium is going to be one that is too good to miss!
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