Dillian Whyte vows to ‘finish’ Tyson Fury and dismisses victories against ‘overrated’ Deontay Wilder

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Dillian Whyte is confident he would stop Tyson Fury if the British pair finally met in the ring.

The WBC was expected to confirm Whyte as Fury’s mandatory, at their annual convention earlier in the week.

However, they announced they would not be ordering the all-British heavyweight clash until a lawsuit from Whyte is resolved.

Should those problems be overcome, Whyte is adamant he would prove to be too good for Fury, and claimed he did not find the knockout victories over Deontay Wilder impressive.

“Of course I’ll finish him,” Whyte told Sky Sports. “Wilder is overrated. He can punch, but he can’t fight. He’s very athletic and rangy, and he’s got good speed, so when he closes the distance quick and he lands a punch, he’s heavy-handed.

“But he can’t box and he can’t fight. Everything he does is erratic and that’s why Fury was able to take him out.

“He knocked Fury down twice, heavy knockdowns, and Fury came back and won rounds. Wilder is just a freak of nature, he has no technical ability.

“If I put Fury down, I’ll be attacking him, head and body, head and body.”

The pair have sparred together in the past, with Whyte claiming that he knocked Fury down.

The Londoner has lost twice in 30 professional fights, against Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin. Whyte, who avenged the defeat against the Russian, is known for his punishing body shots, and he feels it is a strength that scares Fury.

“He knows I’ve put him down before and he knows I can put him down again,” Whyte said.

“I will be telling the ref, ‘Listen, he needs to wear his body shield a lot lower than he does in a lot of previous fights’, because he doesn’t like body punches and that’s one of the main reasons why he doesn’t want to fight me.”

It remains to be seen how the WBC situation will be resolved, though Whyte is not overly-confident that Fury will be pushing for the fit.

“Obviously he says he’s a fighting man and a man of his word, but we all know he talks a lot of s**t, so let’s see,” Whyte said.

“He said he was going to fight me after he beat Wilder, then he ran away. Let’s see what he does.”

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