Dillian Whyte gives Tyson Fury fight update that all boxing fans wanted

After months of speculation, it looks like Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte will go ahead as the challenger has come out of hibernation to give fans an update.

The build-up for one of the most significant bouts in British boxing history has flown seriously under the radar. Following the announcement of the fight, fans expected to witness some of the most incredible press conferences of all time.

With both fighters renowned for possessing the gift of the gab, it looked like the two men would go toe-to-toe in a verbal battle for the ages.

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But bizarrely, the underdog went radio silent. He refused to participate in the initial media day and failed to post a single piece of promotional content.

His silence was deafening and had fans worried that the bout wouldn’t occur. Frank Warren even had an opponent on stand-by in case Whyte failed to show.

However, the Jamaican born powerhouse has finally confirmed that he will set foot in the ring on April 23.

Dillian Whyte gives us an update ahead of the fight vs Tyson Fury

The 34-year-old took to Twitter to post a video highlighting that he’s training hard ahead of the most significant opportunity of his life.

The minute-long clip captured the sportsman going through various intensive drills to prepare him for the thunder Fury will undoubtedly bring.

He captioned the post: “I’m ready. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on April 23 at Wembley Stadium. Let’s go.”

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This rare declaration from the fighter who’s been uncharacteristically quiet throughout the build-up will undoubtedly set pulses racing.

The rivalry between these two menacing men dates back years, with Whyte claiming he dropped the ‘Gypsy King’ several times in sparring.

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However, despite the challenger’s boasts, Fury is the heavy favourite. The WBC Champion possesses a significantly higher boxing IQ than his adversary. In addition, the supremely-gifted boxer, who stands at a fearsome 6 ft 9, moves like a man half his size and has used his remarkable skills to tear apart the heavyweight division.

In 2015, he bamboozled long-reigning heavyweight title-holder Wladimir Klitschko before spiralling into the deepest darkest depths of depression. However, he rose from the ashes to beat Deontay Wilder on two if not three occasions. However, there are small indicators that he’s slowing down, and his opponent could take advantage.

Does Dillian Whyte have a chance?

Although many pundits are completely writing the 6 ft 3 puncher off, there are ways in which he can impose his style on the boxing legend. Although Fury has the ability to leave his rival chasing shadows, the WBC number one contender can counter that.

The King of the Heavyweight division has a vulnerability to left hooks. This shot is by far Whyte’s best. He’s used his explosive counter to put Lucas Browne and Dereck Chisora to sleep.

Furthermore, he earned ‘The Body Snatcher’ nickname for a reason. The Brixton man switches downstairs beautifully, and if Fury has cut the weight too quickly, he could be vulnerable in this area.

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Over the course of the last five years, Whyte has taken on a who’s who of contenders. He survived a late scare to overcome Joseph Parker, rose from the canvas to beat Oscar Rivas and bounced back from a frightening knockout to stop Alexander Povetkin in their second encounter.

Granted, he turned down fights with Luis Ortiz and Kubrat Pulev along the way, but he’s waited long enough for his opportunity, and now he finally has his chance to prove he’s capable of reaching the pinnacle of the sport.

However, there’s no denying that with Fury’s athletic and technical advantages considered, Whyte’s fighting an uphill battle.

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