Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte Boxing odds, Preview and Predcitions – April 23rd, 2022

A look ahead to the big 'Brit Hit' between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury / UK ©IMAGO/Shutterstock 04/20/2022

The big all-British heavyweight title fight is on for the weekend, as we look at Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte betting.

Whyte finally gets his shot at the heavyweight world title, something that he has been chasing for so long.

Will he defy the odds as a big underdog on Saturday?

Its reigning WBC heavyweight champion Fury is the big favourite. Will the Gypsy King deliver the goods once again?

In this Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte betting preview, we look ahead to Saturday night’s big showdown.

When & Where is Fury v Whyte?

The big heavyweight title showdown is being hosted at Wembley Stadium in London.

It’s the headline bout on fight night, on Saturday, 23rd April 2022.

The “Brit Hit” of Fury v Whyte happens on St George’s Day in England, which is fitting for this British heavyweight clash.

But who comes out on top?

How did we get here?

The road to the Fury v Whyte title showdown was a little unexpected.

Tyson Fury successfully completed his trilogy against Deontay Wilder in October last year.

A month before that, the dream of a British bout of Joshua v Fury, unifying all heavyweight belts, hit another stumbling block.

Anthony Joshua was beaten by his challenger, surrendering all of his belts. So that sort of left Fury in limbo with no clear next step.

Dillian Whyte was supposed to face Otto Wallin in October last year but pulled out because of an injury.

Whyte didn’t reschedule the bout, instead sat and waited to see if he could get his title shot against Fury.

While that was going on, Fury’s camp was trying to set up a fight instead with Oleksandr Usyk for a unification scrap.

But Anthony Joshua wouldn’t step away from a contracted rematch with the Ukrainian, despite reportedly being offered money to do so.

The WBC ordered Fury to face Whyte and after a lot of wrangling and delays over contracts and purses, the deal got done.

Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte Boxing Odds

Tyson Fury 1/6, Dillian Whyte 4/1, Draw 28/1
* (odds recorded at 18:59 GMT on April 19th, 2022 at 888sport)

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Tyson Fury defends unbeaten record

The career record for Tyson Fury is now at W31 D1 L0 with 22 knockouts.

The last fight he had was in Las Vegas, Nevada when he beat Deontay Wilder for the second time.

Fury delivered a knockout to the American in the 11th round of what was the third fight between the greats.

That settled the score now three of Fury’s last four fights have been won by a KO or TKO.

Fury by KO TKO or DISQ is at 8/11 in Boxing Odds* (odds recorded at 18:59 GMT on April 19th, 2022 at 888sport).

Fury does have some physical advantages in this fight. He’s taller with a much bigger reach. It looks like he is going to come in at around 300lb for this contest.

There has been a hint of retirement thoughts from Fury.

At one point he said that he would step away from the sport after the Whyte fight, but later rescinded that talk.

Our betting prediction:
Tyson Fury Round 9

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* (odds recorded at 18:59 GMT on April 19th, 2022 at 888sport)


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Can Whyte take his chance?

Dillian Whyte has always bemoaned his lack of chances at title fights in the division throughout his career.

He has felt hard done by and with a W28 L2 record it’s easy to see why.

He has been passed over for title shots, but defeats have come at the wrong time for him.

Whyte’s first loss happened against Anthony Joshua in December 2015 when he was knocked out.

After running through Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora in 2018, Whyte looked to be heading back to a title shot.

But he fell from the ladder with a defeat against Alexander Povetkin in August 2020, a crucial WBC interim heavyweight fight.

That was a strange fight, as ‘The Body Snatcher’ had been well on top, but was caught by one devastating blow in the fifth.

Tyson Fury’s last fight recap

Tyson Fury went through a bruising encounter with Deontay Wilder in October 2021.

Fury had lost the first round of that, but quickly took command in the second.

Fury sent Wilder to the deck in the third and he looked to bring it home in the fourth.

But instead Wilder caught him on the temple, knocking Fury down. The Gypsy King got to his feet but was decked again near the end of the round.

Halfway through the fight, Fury took over, bossing proceedings against the fading challenge and energy of Wilder.

Fury sent his opponent to the canvas in the 10th, before finishing him off in the 11th.

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Dillian Whyte’s last fight recap

The last fight that Dillian Whyte had was against Alexander Povetkin in March 2021. That was a rematch for the WBC interim heavyweight title.

It was a tricky test for Whyte knowing that Povetkin had stopped him just over six months before that.

But there was no mistake to be made by Whyte who put in another positive performance early on.

He just unloaded and Povetkin had no answer, getting beaten in the fourth round.




Will Fury v Whyte go the distance?

It’s hard to imagine that this fight will go all the way. These are two big, powerful punchers and something likely will give.

The fight to go the distance is a quote of 9/4 in boxing odds for Fury v Wilder betting* (odds recorded at 18:59 GMT on April 19th, 2022 at 888sport).

Wilder has been taken the distance twice in his last seven fights, once against Deontay Wilder in a draw, and then a points decision over Otto Wallin.

Whyte has also gone 12 rounds twice in his last seven fights, earning decisions against Joseph Parker and Oscar Rivas.

How Fury beats Whyte

Fury has some clear advantage here and is the better technical boxer of the two. He can keep his distance because of his massive reach.

But when he gets up close, his weight leaning right on an opponent is such a draining factor.

Fury will potentially by utilising the long jab in this one before targeting the head of his opponent once the fight settles into some kind of groove.

Whyte is a boxer with the tremendous power of his own. He’s unpredictable and dangerous because of that, so Fury may play this cautious early on.

Tyson Fury ‘The Gypsy King’
Bouts 32
Total Rounds 204
KO win% 68.8%
Age 33
Height 6’ 9”
Reach 85”
Debut 2008-12-06
Stance Orthodox
Title Fights 5 (4-0-1)

How Whyte beats Fury

There’s no clear way into his for Whyte, his best chance likely coming from getting at the body of Fury.

That may have to be done in a quick, get in and out style of flurried punches. Whyte obviously can’t stand there and get hit by Fury.

He also needs to keep out of those clinches that Fury likes and utilises his weight so well in. Whyte doesn’t need this fight up close.

Getting at the body of Fury early on may be the way that Whyte gains a modicum of momentum in the fight.

Last 10 Heavyweight Champions

Name Year Title Won Reign Ended Defences
Oleksandr Usyk 2021 present 0
Anthony Joshua 2019 1
Andy Ruiz Jr 2019 0
Anthony Joshua 2017 3
Tyson Fury 2015 2016 (vacated) 0
Wladimir Kilistchko 2011 8
David Haye 2009 2
Nikolai Valuev 2008 1
Ruslan Chagaev 2007 2008 2
Nikolai Valuev 2005 3




Dillian Whyte ‘The Body Snatcher’
Bouts 30
Total Rounds 164
KO win% 63.4%
Age 34
Height 6’ 4”
Reach 78”
Debut 2011-05-13
Stance Orthodox
Title Fights 3 (2-1-0)

Fury v Whyte Prediction

There should be only one winner in this one. Whyte is a powerhouse in his own right, but his best chance of winning looks like coming from something unpredictable.

Whyte is being sent into action having been told to just unload on Fury.

He has the power to hurt Fury, and just needs one of those big hits to get through.

However, it looks like being little more than a puncher’s chance at success.

Fury was sent to the canvas plenty of times in his trilogy against Wilder and kept getting back up and going.

So even if he gets dropped, it’s hard to see Fury not going on and winning this. He does have superior footwork to keep himself out of trouble.

He has a massive 7” reach advantage over Whyte, not to mention that Whyte concedes 5” in height to Fury so is hitting up to a skyscraper in this one.

The 8/11 odds on Fury v TKO or Disq has to be the preference for Fury v Whyte betting* (odds recorded at 18:59 GMT on April 19th, 2022 at 888sport).

Current BoxRec Heavyweight Rankings

Rank Name Record (WLD) Current Titles
1 Tyson Fury 31–0–1 (22 KO) WBC
2 Oleksandr Usyk 19–0 (13 KO) IB, WBA, WBO
3 Anthony Joshua 24–2 (22 KO)
4 Deontay Wilder 42–2–1 (41 KO)
5 Dillian Whyte 28–2 (19 KO)
6 Joseph Parker 30–2 (21 KO)
7 Micahewl Hunter 20–1–2 (14 KO)
8 Andy Ruiz Jr 34–2 (22 KO)
9 Derek Chisora 32–12 (23 KO)
10 Kubrat Pulev 28–2 (14 KO)