Dillian Whyte says Fury “slowing down,” expects to fight him next
By Scott Gilfoid: Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte says WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is “slowing down” due to the Kronk Gym style of brawling that he’s now using for his fights, and he will be fighting him next after the WBC mandated the match-up.
Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) denies that he faked his shoulder injury to duck his scheduled October 30th contest against the dangerous Otto Wallin.
As for Whyte the 33-year-old has chosen not to reschedule the bout with the big 6’6″ Swede, he says the Fury match is the bigger option.
Unfortunately, the boxing public feels that Whyte FAKED his shoulder injury, and is ducking Wallin, knowing that he might lose that fight and thus spoil his chances for a cash-out against WBC champion Fury.
WBC threw Whyte a bone
When the Whyte-Wallin fight was first scheduled, Whyte wasn’t in the position to be given a title shot against Fury.
However, shortly after that fight was made, the World Boxing Council ruled that ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will need to defend his WBC title next against interim champion [Whyte] OR face IBF/WBA/WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk in a unification.
The WBC gave Fury 30 days to make the fight with Usyk, but that match-up CAN’T happen due to Anthony Joshua activating his rematch clause for a second fight against the talented Oleksandr after losing to him by a 12 round unanimous decision on September 25th.
“Tyson Fury doesn’t seem to be getting any better technically,” said Whyte to TalkSport. “He seems to be trying to be more of a puncher and trying to walk guys down.
“But I think that’s because he’s naturally slowing down now. I think that the third fight took a lot out of both men,” Dillian said of Fury’s recent trilogy match with Deontay.
Well, Gilfoid totally agrees with Mr. Whyte about his comment on Fury showing signs of “Slowing down” in his recent fights.
That ugly Kronk Gym style of fighting that his trainer SugarHill Steward has taught him has resulted in Fury ‘burning the candle at both ends.’
Fighting the way Fury is now, he’s taking more punishment than he ever did before in his career, and he’s slowing down like an old cuckoo clock.
Dillian says WBC to mandate Fury fight
“He’s [Fury] naturally slowing down now and it’s probably the Kronk style,” said Whyte in giving his analysis of Fury. He’s taken a lot more punishment than he used to.”
It obviously doesn’t help that Fury was sitting around on his backside, getting fat for the last 20 months leading up to his trilogy fight with Wilder.
I mean, Fury isn’t exactly a spring chicken at 33, and he foolishly packed on a bunch of weight needlessly, thinking it would help him against Deontay. It didn’t.
Fury was like a fly without wings against Wilder, resulting in him taking more shots than he would have if he had come into the fight in the low 250s.
“I think they’re[World Boxing Council] going to mandate me versus Tyson Fury; they’ve basically said it already. It’s already been mandated really,” said Whyte.
I wouldn’t get too hopeful if I were Whyte because if Fury and his promoters at Top Rank don’t want to face him next, they’ll ask the WBC to step in and either force Dillian to fight Wallin or go the Franchise route. Either way, Whyte won’t be able to do a thing about it.
It’s Joshua’s fault
If anyone is to blame for Fury not getting the fight he wants against Usyk, it’s Joshua. He’s fouled everything up with his decision to force a rematch with Usyk rather than sitting back and waiting for the smoke to clear from a Fury-Usyk fight.
If Joshua wasn’t so self-serving and obsessed with redeeming himself after his humiliating loss to Usyk, he would be a good one and step aside to let Fury do the job against Usyk.
Joshua is too needy right now, believing that he has to avenge his loss to try and get back his disintegrating reputation.
That would be the wiser move for Joshua, as if Fury beats Usyk, he would be taking care of his problem for him.
Moreover, a fight between Joshua and Fury would be far better than AJ fighting Usyk a second time.
Business-wise, Joshua is taking a bumbling ham-handed approach to his career, making decisions on emotions rather than reason.
Joshua can preserve his sinking professional and make a TON of loot if he lets Fury do his dirty work for him.
Let Fury be the punching bag for Usyk because even if he gets humiliated by the former undisputed cruiserweight champion, the Ukrainian fighter’s popularity will soar into the stratosphere.
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