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Fury vs Whyte – news: Final preparation for heavyweight title fight

Dillian Whyte: Tyson Fury ‘never knocked me down or let me down’ in past workouts

We are only three days away from a huge heavyweight title fight between Tyson’s Fury and Dillian Whytewith the pair set for the main event at Wembley Stadium with the WBC belt on the line.

The all-British fight, one of the greatest in the history of the country in sport, marks Fury’s second defense of the title he won against Deontay Wilder in the rivals’ second in-ring encounter. By stopping the American in the 11th round last October, Fury retained the belt, and former sparring partner Whyte is his next challenger. Whyte, 34, last competed in March 2021, knocking out Alexander Povetkin to avenge his own stoppage loss to the Russian from August 2020.

As inactive as Whyte has been in the ring since, he has also been inactive outside of it, refusing to attend last month’s pre-fight press conference. The “Bodysnatcher” finally broke his silence this week, however, downplaying the mind games of Fury, 33, saying, “He can’t get into my head. Even if he enters my head, he will only find a lot of disturbances in there. Open training sessions took place today and we’ll bring you all the latest news and previews ahead of the fight.

Follow all of Tyson Fury’s preparation against Dillian Whyte, below.

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Dillian Whyte ‘late’ for world title against Tyson Fury, says ex-coach

Dillian WhyteFormer Brixton trainer Mark Tibbs is delighted the heavyweight will get a ‘late’ world title this week and says the Brixton boxer knows how to beat Tyson’s Fury but admits that putting it into practice is another matter.

Whyte has patiently waited for his chance to fight for the WBC belt, saying he was Deontay Wilder’s mandatory challenger as early as 2018 to see the former world champion take on Fury in what turned out to be a trilogy.

Tibbs, who worked with Whyte for four years, told the PA news agency: “I had a great trip with Dillian and really enjoyed it. We had a great time together.

“I’m happy for him that he finally got his world title. It was way too late and I was a little surprised it didn’t happen with the press conference, but I was relieved on Wednesday when i realized he was playing a game and now he was playing ball after this tweet.

“Knowing Dillian like me and knowing his strength of spirit and character, I truly believe he will be the best Dillian Whyte come April 23. He will be listening, he will be mentally focused and nothing will bother him. mentally nourish.

Luke BakerApril 19, 2022 3:41 p.m.

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Tyson Fury asked about his relationship with Daniel Kinahan

Tyson’s Fury declined to reveal whether or not he had ended his relationship with Daniel Kinahanthe alleged leader of a cartel responsible for “smuggling deadly narcotics into Europe”.

Fury, who is defending his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte Saturday, would have been advised by Kinahan in recent years.

Kinahan was sanctioned by the US Treasury last week for his alleged role in the aforementioned drug trade, and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency has offered rewards of up to £3.8 million for information leading to the arrest of Kinahan, his brother or his dad. Shortly after the imposition of the sanctions, the American promoter of Fury Bob Arum claimed he paid a similar amount to one of Kinahan’s companies, due to the Irishman’s role as an adviser to the heavyweight champion. Kinahan has no criminal convictions and has always denied any wrongdoing.

“It’s none of your business or anyone else’s, I don’t think.” That’s it ? Fury replied. “My business is my business, your business is yours.

“As I say, it has nothing to do with me in boxing. I’m just a stupid boxer who gets punched in the face for a living. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be here, would I? »

Alex PattleApril 19, 2022 3:38 p.m.

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‘His mouth is like a toilet’: Dillian Whyte plays down Tyson Fury’s mind games

Dillian Whyte has dismissed suggestions he was knocked out or dropped by next opponent Tyson Fury in past sparring sessions between the pair.

Fury, 33, and Whyte, 34, faced each other earlier in their careers, with Fury often saying in the build-up to Saturday’s main event that he dominated his compatriot in those encounters.

“Tyson Fury never knocked me down and never let me down,” said Whyte The Independent columnist Steve Bunce in an interview with BT Sports this week.

“Ask him about the rest of the fight. He never raised his hands and said, “I never knocked him down, I never dropped him or anything like that.” But I can raise my hand and say, “Tyson Fury never knocked me down, knocked me out, or let me go.”

“There were times in the fight where he sent me, because I never had any experience…”

Luke BakerApril 19, 2022 3:25 p.m.

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WBC boss Mauricio Sulaiman denies any connection to ex-Tyson Fury adviser Daniel Kinahan

One of the stories simmering in the background as this fight draws closer concerns Tyson Fury’s relationship with Daniel Kinahan. While Fury was not asked about the alleged crime boss during a conference call last week, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman did address rumors of his own connection to the Irishman.

Kinahan was named the head of Ireland’s Kinahan criminal gang last week and slapped with global financial sanctions by the United States government.

Sulaiman said he “at no time” had a relationship with Kinahan, who has acted as an advisor to Fury in the past.

The WBC boss said in a statement on Monday: “During a visit to Dubai recently, I was introduced to Daniel Kinahan, who has since been placed on a sanctions list by the US Treasury Department, over links suspected with drug-related crimes.

“It generated speculation and attacks on myself and the WBC. I therefore consider it necessary to specify that at no time did we have a relationship with Daniel Kinahan.

Luke BakerApril 19, 2022 3:12 p.m.

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Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte is a personal rivalry that will be settled in front of the world

It will finally be Tyson’s Fury and Dillian Whyte Saturday night at Wembley Stadium in a very personal fight in front of a global audience, writes Steve Bunce.

Fans will come to London in hope, hate and belief to sit under the light bar that fills the gap between the ring and the stadium sky; they will be the happy witnesses of a night of history.

At some point around 11 p.m., the night will be lit up by 94,000 fanatics holding their phones to create our unique Milky Way of Spark Boxing; then the flames will come. Everyone will feel the heat, believe me.

In the Wembley tunnels, the first of the two fighters will have left his secure box and will drag himself to the point of entry, but also to the point of no return; the other fighter will be in a final prayer group. Whyte will wait, Fury will pray.

There will be ruckus and screaming as the music plays and the moment of contact gets closer and closer. Finally, the wait will be almost over and the words will have long dried up in the mouths of all concerned. Too much has been said. It will only be Fury and Whyte and 50 yards apart in the most important walk of their lives.

Read Steve Bunce’s full fight preview, here:

Luke BakerApril 19, 2022 2:55 p.m.

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Tyson Fury’s father John has insisted his son will not be retiring after Saturday’s fight with Dillian Whyte.

Tyson, 33, spoke during the build-up to the all-British clash at Wembley Stadium about his plans to hang up the gloves regardless of the outcome of the fight. But John, Tyson’s father, insists he believes there is no chance his son will walk away from the sport in the near future.

Speaking on Tuesday public training, he said, “Ninety-four thousand people change a man’s mind in a second.” Where can you go after that? You can’t go back to normal, you can’t pick up your kids from school, read the paper, go get coffee at Starbucks. You want a little more.

“We are fine for a few weeks, but I am his father and I know him better than anyone. This will not be his last fight. No.

“He has [Oleksandr] Usyk and he has AJ [Anthony Joshua] yet, the winner of both. That’s enough to bring any man back. And it will still be 100,000 spectators with the winner, so what is he going to do? Watching everything that happens while sitting at home drinking coffee? It’s not Tyson Fury.

Alex PattleApril 19, 2022 2:37 p.m.

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Alex PattleApril 19, 2022 1:54 p.m.

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Tyson Fury: “It’s been a long, long, long fight journey and I’m back home celebrating homecoming with all of my fans.”

At tomorrow’s press conference, where he faces Whyte for the first time since the fight was announced: “It’s like that, I’ve seen plenty of boxers before, I’ve seen plenty of Dillian Whyte before .

“We’ll see what tomorrow brings, hopefully it’ll be a good press conference, and that’s it.

“I’m sure he has things to say, I always have something to say, as we all know.

“I can’t wait to fight and put on a good show.

“At this point, it doesn’t matter what Dillian Whyte says or what I say; there’s going to be a fight anyway.

Alex PattleApril 19, 2022 1:52 p.m.

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Tyson Fury on Dillian Whyte breaking his silence: “I’m happy because I don’t have to do all the work now, so I can step back and let him take over.”

Alex PattleApril 19, 2022 1:46 p.m.

Fury vs Whyte – news: Final preparation for heavyweight title fight

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