Dillian Whyte: “I’ve got nothing to lose”
By Scott Gilfoid: Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte says he feels he’s got “nothing to lose” going into his fight this Saturday night against WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Dillian, 34, is going to come in looking fight tooth & nail on Saturday night, throwing every punch with knockout intentions. He knows that if he beats the unmotivated Fury, he’s going to be a wealthy man.
All the loot that Whyte can make from a victory over Fury is hard to imagine because we’re talking countless millions.
A victory over the retiring Fury will send Whyte in the direction of facing the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua. You can bet that the dough Whyte will make fighting the winner of that contest will be out of this world good.
Heck, it doesn’t matter if Whyte loses, he’ll be so wealthy that the rest of his life will be gravy, living in mansions, traveling, and enjoying the fruits of his labor.
With the oddsmakers and most fans picking the 6’9″ Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) to defeat Whyte, there’s no pressure on ‘The Body Snatcher’ to come in and snatch the WBC title right from under Tyson’s nose on Saturday night.
Whyte ready to dethrone Fury
Needless to say, Dillian has an excellent chance of winning the fight, given the war that Fury has dragged himself out of against the talented 6’7″ former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder last October.
Some believe the combination of the physical & mental wear & tear from that war with Wilder has taken the best out of Fury, leaving him worn out, uninspired for this fight with Dillian, and talking about retirement.
If you ask Gilfoid, that’s a bad formula for success. It’s almost as if Fury is giving excuses ahead of time for potential loss this Saturday by talking retirement 24/7.
“I’ve got nothing to lose, that’s my mindset. I’m not a Gypsy King, I’m just little old me. He is a bigger star than me at the minute but I am also a big star in my right,” said Dillian Whyte to Sky Sports about his fight on Saturday night against Tyson Fury.
“It’s a shame it has gone down to the wire as we could have made it a major event but this is boxing and nothing surprises me,” said Dillian.
Whyte is talking about issues behind him choosing not to take part in the early promotion of his fight with Fury.
It’s believed by some that without Whyte helping with the burden of the promotion, it’s going to have a massive impact on pay-per-view sales.
Obviously, it’s not a good thing that there was virtually no buzz about the Fury vs. Whyte fight until this week, and Tyson is throwing gasoline on the fire by him blabbering about him retiring.
“If things we where they needed to be and they weren’t trying to play silly b*****s, I would have been face-to-face a long time ago [with Fury],” said Whyte.
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