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Tyson Fury using southpaw stance during open workout

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By Barry Holbrook: Tyson Fury boxed out of the southpaw stance the entire time during today’s open workout for Saturday’s mega-clash in London against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium.

Fury’s decision to box southpaw today showed that he’s planning on trying to confuse Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) on Saturday night by switching things up on him.

If Fury does fight out of the southpaw stance, it’s going to a regular nightmare for Whyte because he’s obviously not trained to fight a southpaw on the night.

It’s going to be hard enough as it is for Dillian to deal with the size & boxing skills of the 6’9″ Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs), but if you add the southpaw dimension to the fight, it’s going to be bad for him.

Hearn: Whyte can win by knockout

“The power in this fight comes from Dillian Whyte,” said Eddie Hearn to talkSPORT Boxing about Saturday’s clash between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.

“Dillian has got to get into this fight, and disrupt the rhythm of Tyson Fury, which is very difficult to do. We saw that with Anthony Joshua against Oleksandr Usyk.

“He failed to do that. He failed to disrupt the rhythm of Oleksandr Usyk. Tyson Fury, I think, will box a very safe fight in this fight.

He’ll try and control the pace, try and be awkward. Not in the same degree as Wladimir Klitschko, but I think he’ll be looking to get through the fight.

“Dillian Whyte can punch very, very hard, and probably has the best left hook in the division. If you get sloppy against Dillian Whyte, and you trade up left hooks like Derek Chisora did in the 11th round when he got knocked out. Dillian Whyte can win this fight by knockout.

“I think he’ll lose most rounds, to be honest with you because Tyson is very difficult to win rounds against. But if Tyson gets sloppy or gets hurt, and like I said, disrupts the rhythm, cut him off, and when he touches those ropes unload everything.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s belly, shoulders, neck, side of the head, anywhere you can hit him because Tyson is very difficult to hit,” said Hearn.




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