FRANK BRUNO has warned Tyson Fury that his fight with Dillian Whyte will be “more awkward” than taking on Anthony Joshua.
And British boxing legend Bruno believes underdog Whyte could pull off a huge shock and dethrone the undefeated Gypsy King on Saturday.
Tyson Fury could be in for a tricky night against Dillian Whyte, according to Frank Bruno
Bruno, 60, declared: “It could go either way.
“Fury would have gone out and challenged everyone from my day because he doesn’t care, he seems fearless.
“He has said he can drink 15 pints the night before a training session, then go into the gym the next morning and spar three or four blokes all day.
“Tyson is favourite but Dillian has got a lot of power.
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“You’ve got to give Whyte credit because they wanted to get him out the way for a Fury-Joshua fight.
“But it’s going to be more awkward for Tyson than facing Joshua because Dillian is up for the fight and can punch with both hands.
“Fury has a lot more experience but if he doesn’t keep his head down to avoid the Whyte bombs, then he could be in danger.”
WBC champ Fury, 33, has dubbed his Wembley world heavyweight title clash with Whyte, 34, the biggest British bout since Bruno was defeated by Lennox Lewis 29 years ago.
Fans want to see a Fury-Joshua clash but AJ is awaiting a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk after losing his WBA, IBF and WBO belts to the Ukrainian in September.
Bruno, who won 40 of his 45 pro fights between 1982 and 1996, expects a Fury-Joshua superfight to happen.
The former WBC king added: “Eventually, if the money is there to be made, Fury and Joshua will definitely get it on.”
Bruno, who was diagnosed as bipolar following retirement, praised Fury’s resilience in overcoming his own mental health issues.
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He said: “He’s proved it, I proved it, that you can have mental health issues but you can keep it under control.”
* BT Sport Box Office will show Fury v Whyte exclusively live on Saturday from 6pm. Visit BT Sport Box Office website.