By Charles Brun: Daniel Dubois says Dillian Whyte has a puncher’s chance against WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and he feels he’s got a real shot at beating ‘The Gypsy King’ if that fight comes off in 2022.
Dubois believes Fury’s ability to soak up punishment will enable him to get the victory over the 33-year-old Whyte, but you never know.
Fury was dropped twice in his last fight against Deontay Wilder in October, and we don’t know if his punch resistance will be able to withstand another tough battle right away.
What Fury should do is vacate his WBC title, and focus on fighting the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua.
No one cares about Fury’s WBC title because the fans just want to see him face the Joshua-Usyk winner. Why waste time and put yourself at risk by fighting Whyte?
Whyte has puncher’s chance against Fury
“Surely Dillian’s got a puncher’s chance. Definitely, he’s got a chance,” said Daniel Dubois to The Lowdown on Whyte having a chance against Fury.
“He’s worked his way up to the position to challenge. I think Fury wins, though. I feel he soaks up punishment and carries on, doesn’t he? He’s got a heart, he’s really got a heart and can really fight, but Dillian has got a chance,” said Dubois.
Whyte has an excellent chance of beating Fury now after what he went through in his last fight against Wilder. The truth is, Fury would have lost to Wilder if the Bronze Bomber hadn’t gassed out after the fourth round.
If Deontay didn’t gas out after the fourth round, he would have finished Fury in the fifth round because he was there for the taking. It’s unclear what kind of training camp Wilder’s coach Malik Scott had, but it didn’t look like he worked on his cardio at all for the Fury fight.
Fury looks like he’s deteriorated since his first fight with Wilder in 2018, and he’s taken punishment against him and Otto Wallin.
Tyson should have lost to Wallin because the cut he sustained would have halted the contest under typical cases. You can argue that if Fury weren’t a big star, that fight would have been stopped, and he would have lost.
Doesn’t make sense for Fury to fight Whyte
From a business standpoint, it would be better for Fury not to have to face Whyte before taking on the winner of the Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk because there’s too much money on the line.
Whyte isn’t a great heavyweight, but he’s tough, and he possesses more than enough power to potentially knock out Fury if he lands one of his big shots on the button.
The power that Whyte showed in his rematch with Alexander Povetkin last year was enough to make any promoter think twice about letting their fighter face him.
In Fury’s case, there are two reasons why his management shouldn’t lt him fight Whyte:
- Being hurt in his last fight
Fury can make massive bank fighting the winner of the Joshua-Usyk 2 fight, so why would he want to risk that payday by facing someone as desperate as Whyte?
It doesn’t make sense for Fury to take the fight Whyte because of the risk involved, the punishment he absorbed in his last fight, and there’s no gain.
The 6’5″ Dubois is well familiar with Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) and knows what he’s capable of doing against Fury due to the time he’s spent training with him.
Dubois wants Trevor Bryan title shot
“That’s a fight I want. As soon as it can happen, we’ll be ready,” said Dubois on a fight with Trevor Bryan. “He’s not that impressive to watch or anything. I see just someone standing in my way.”
What’s the point in Dubois (17-1, 16 KOs) fighting the WBA secondary heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan (21-0, 15 KOs) when he’s viewed as a paper champion in the eyes of the boxing world.
Dubois should focus on fighting the WBA Super Champion Oleksandr Usyk and forget about Bryan’s secondary strap.