Former world heavyweight champion David Haye has tipped Dillian Whyte to drag off an enormous upset by beating Tyson Fury subsequent weekend.
Whyte, 33, is difficult for his first world title in opposition to undefeated WBC champion Fury at Wembley Stadium on 23 April.
Fury is the overwhelming favorite heading into the battle given Whyte’s two skilled defeats to Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin. However Haye, who was because of battle Fury on two events previously – just for accidents to forestall him from doing so – feels Whyte can produce the massive shock.
Chatting with talkSPORT, he mentioned: “I perceive why he’s not getting the hype as if he’s going to go on the market and do one thing particular, however I’ve utterly eradicated that knockout loss to Povetkin. I simply really feel that that is his alternative to shock the world.
“You’ll get huge odds betting on Dillian Whyte. Nobody is basically backing him in anyway. However, you realize, the kind of opponent that you just’d must beat Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte has all of these attributes. He can punch exhausting, he’s acquired cardio for days he’s acquired the will and perception in himself.
“I believe Whyte goes to drag up the upset. I believe that is his alternative. I believe that is what he’s been ready for. This occurred on the proper time for him and I believe the truth that Tyson Fury’s so extremely regarded by all people, works in Dillian’s favour. So, I’m going with the unpopular underdog.”
On Thursday, Whyte broke his media silence by insisting he plans to quash the assumption that it’s the ‘Tyson Fury present’ at Wembley later this month.
“When these guys are attempting to mug me off and deal with me like that is the Tyson Fury present, they’ll get sure issues corrected, so as soon as issues acquired corrected and we have been near getting them corrected, I’m an expert so now right here I’m,” Whyte defined.
He mentioned: “That is enterprise. It isn’t the Tyson Fury present. Everyone says Tyson Fury this, Tyson Fury that. If Tyson Fury was the massive star, he would have bought out the fights with Deontay Wilder. The fights have been by no means bought out, so this bought out due to me and Tyson Fury.
“It’s the Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte present. We’re each within the battle collectively, so sure issues have to be accomplished appropriately. I don’t dance to nobody’s tune, I’m a warrior and survivor.
“We are able to dance collectively however it may well’t be one-way site visitors, so issues wanted to be sorted out, issues wanted to be organized and needed to get accomplished. That’s it.”