Whyte plotting Fury downfall

30 June 2020 22:46:04 GMTPlus10

Dillian Whyte has thrown his hat into the heavyweight ring by calling out WBC champion Tyson Fury.

The Brixton puncher takes on Alexander Povetkin in August and should Whyte get the better of the experienced Russian, he could look to target a mandatory shot at the WBC belt.

Fury got off the canvas in the 12th-round to force a draw with former WBC champ Deontay Wilder before snatching the title from the American with a stunning stoppage in the rematch.

The Gypsie King has reportedly already agreed a two-fight deal against the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, who stopped Whyte when the pair clashed early in the Body Snatcher’s career.

However, Whyte says he will succeed where Wilder failed by knocking out Fury.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Whyte said: "He [Fury] knows Deontay Wilder doesn't hit as hard as what everyone makes out, and Deontay Wilder can't body punch.

"Had Wilder been hitting him in the body, earlier in the fight, he wouldn't have been able to get up from that punch in the later rounds, but his body was fresh, his legs were fresh.

"There was no body punching going on, Wilder can only head hunt. You can shake the head punches off sometimes, but when your body is broken down, and you've been hit up and down - that's how you've got to fight Fury, you have to fight up and down. You can't just head hunt.

"He's a tough guy, he gets up, but I'm going to be targeting head and body, relentless all night long, so it will be a different story."

Whyte is a 1.25 shot to beat the 3.75 rated Povetkin when the pair clash.

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