Fury on top in betting against Whyte

Wembley Stadium will host one of the most eagerly anticipated fights in British Boxing history on Saturday (April 23) as Tyson Fury faces Dillian Whyte for the WBC Heavyweight title.

A crowd of 94,000 fans is expected at the national stadium to watch a bout between two boxers who used to spar together, but have since been embroiled in a bitter feud.

In June 2020, Whyte said he promised to “retire” Fury if they were to ever meet in the ring, labelling the Gypsy King a “Fake Tyson”. Fury responded by suggesting that Whyte’s biggest career achievement so far was being knocked out by Anthony Joshua.

The pair have continued to trade blows on social media, but St George’s Day will see the pair trade blows for real in the ring.

Who goes into the fight as favourite?

The general consensus among boxing experts is that Tyson Fury will get the job done comfortably, which is reflected in the odds. William Hill has the Gypsy King as the overwhelming favourite at 1/6 to win the contest.

Whyte is priced at 4/1 to cause an upset, while William Hill also offer odds of 25/1 for a draw.

Fury is unbeaten in the 33 professional fights he has fought, securing 32 wins, of which 22 were by the way of knockout. The only blemish on his copybook came against Deontay Wilder in 2018 when their bout ended in a hugely controversial split scorecard draw. Fury won the rematch by knocking out Wilder in 2020.

Whyte has fought 30 professional fights, winning 28 times with 19 successes coming by the way of knockout. However, he has lost twice – once against Anthony Joshua in 2015, and again against Alexandr Povetkin in 2020. However, Whyte did win the rematch against Povetkin in 2021.

How might the fight be won and lost?

It is hard to see anything other than a Fury win by way of knockout. Although Whyte possess a lot of power, he will have to get in close to get within punching range of Fury to hurt him.

The commitment to do so by Whyte could play into the Gypsy King’s hands. He has the bigger reach and a greater height advantage and will be able to hurt the Brixton Brawler more regularly if Whyte keeps getting in close.

The only way Whyte can realistically win this fight is by stopping Fury, but nobody is giving him must chance of doing that.

Can Fury win in the opening 6 rounds?

Since going to American Boxing trainer, Sugarhill Steward, Fury has turned into somewhat of a wrecking machine. He has adapted a style that sees him coming forward in search of the knockout, and he could do the same against Whyte in a quick display of power.

Whyte’s two losses were both stoppages, and in his 2020 defeat to Alexander Povetkin, it is clear to see that Whyte can be hurt. With Fury on the lookout for the knockout, it could be the likely outcome again.

The fight will probably take a few rounds to get going, but Fury can break Whyte down relatively early on. For Fury to win by way of knockout or a stoppage in the earlier rounds, William Hill are offering the following odds.

  • Fury to win in Round 3 – 20/1
  • Fury to win in Round 4 – 16/1
  • Fury to win in Round 5 – 14/1
  • Fury to win in Round 6 – 14/1

Whoever you think will win, it would be a miracle if the fight went the full 12 rounds. William Hill offer 4/11 for the contest to be stopped one way or another before the final bell, whilst for the result to go to the scorecards the odds are 2/1.

It is sure to be an exciting build up to the fight, with plenty of hype. And when these boxers are in the ring the contest is expected to be brutal.

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