DILLIAN WHYTE will cause Tyson Fury more problems than Deontay Wilder did when the British pair finally meet in the ring.
That’s according to Fury’s promoter Bob Arum who reckons Whyte’s punching power, rugged style and experience won’t be easy for the Gypsy King to cope with.
Fury managed to ease past old foe Deontay Wilder in their past two bloody encounters, but Arum believes Whyte is going to be a much tougher opponent than the Bronze Bomber.
Speaking of the threat Whyte poses to IFLTV, reported by Michael Benson, Arum said: “Whyte has a great chance because he’s a big, big puncher.
“He’s a very rugged heavyweight, a very experienced heavyweight. If anything, he poses a bigger danger to Tyson than even Deontay Wilder did.”
And Fury will find out if Arum’s right about Whyte when he defends his WBC title against the Jamaican-born fighter.
The Gypsy King was ordered to defend his title against mandatory challenger Whyte by the WBC.
However, negotiations between the two parties had hit a brick wall when it was revealed that Fury would be taking home 80 per cent of the fight purse to Whyte’s dismay.
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Whyte went on to dispute the decision and appealed it – pushing back the dates of the much-anticipated clash.
Arum wasn’t happy about this and told Whyte to stop messing around and get the contract signed to show the world he’s a world-class fighter.
But after weeks of hostile negotiations, the fight has now been confirmed by promoter Frank Warren.
And Fury has claimed the fight will be the ‘biggest British dust-up since Lennox Lewis vs Frank Bruno’.
Although the date of the all-British slug-fest is yet to be announced, fans will be happy to know that it will take place in the UK – with Cardiff and Manchester both being touted as possible destinations.
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