By Charles Brun: Promoter Frank Warren believes Tyson Fury will easily take care of interim WBC champion/mandatory Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte if he chooses to fight him next in early 2022.
The World Boxing Council is expected to order Fury to fight Whyte next when the WBC meets for their convention this month in Mexico. Of course, that doesn’t mean Fury will be forced to fight Whyte.
It just means the WBC will attempt to get ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury to go in that direction for his next fight, but he might not take that path.
Warren says that Fury will decide who he’ll fight next, so we won’t know until he makes the decision. According to Bob Arum, Joe Joyce is one of Fury’s options (31-0-1, 22 KOs) is looking at for his next fight.
If Fury chooses to fight Joyce next, you must applaud him for this choice, as this big 6’6″ guy is the best contender out there and worlds better than Whyte in Charles Brun’s estimation.
For U.S boxing fans, Fury vs. Joyce is a far better fight than Fury-Whyte. Joyce brings more to the table in terms of size, power, athleticism, and his ability to make it competitive.
Fury will beat Whyte
“I think he’ll do a job on him. I look at Dillian Whyte fighting Derek Chisora twice,” said Frank Warren to iFL TV. “I think the first fight Chisora nicked it, but the decision was given to Dillian.
“The second fight, Derek was winning that fight until Dillian pulled it out the bag and done what he had to do, which was a good finish, and he did that,” said Warren.
Whyte is more like Dereck Chisora 2.0. He’s just a knockoff version of Chisora, and we already saw what Fury did to him in their two fights, and it wasn’t pretty.
Joyce (13-0, 12 KOs) would be an excellent option for Fury, as he’s fighting on a higher level than the 33-year-old Whyte, and it would make it more entertaining for boxing fans.
With Dillian, he’s struggled lately, getting knocked cold by Alexander Povetkin, taking a pounding against Mariusz Wach, and having a lot of trouble with Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora.
Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) and his promoter Eddie Hearn has been banging the drum nonstop since Dillian suddenly pulled out of his scheduled fight against Otto Wallin with the excuse of a shoulder injury.
Even though Whyte is still injured, he’s calling out Fury rather than rescheduling with Wallin. It’s a bit strange, I must say, but it suggests that Whyte didn’t fancy the fight against the tough-as-nails big Swede Wallin (22-1, 14 KOs), who gave Fury the most challenging battle of his career in 2019.
“Then I look at what Tyson did with Derek Chisora. I mean, that was a better Derek Chisora. That was a younger Derek Chisora,” said Warren.
“It’s strange with Tyson; he’s like a 10-year overnight sensation.”
It was disturbing to watch how much trouble Whyte had in his two fights with Chisora. Whyte arguably lost his first fight with Chisora in 2016, and he was on his way to losing the second one in 2018 until Derek lost his cool after a second-point deduction.