Former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew warned the current WBC heavyweight king Tyson Fury that he might need to “get up of the floor” in his upcoming bout against Dillian Whyte.
“The Gypsy King” will be facing “The Body Snatcher” on April 23 in London with the WBC, Ring and the Lineal heavyweight championships on the line.
Fury hasn’t fought since October 2021 when he KO’d Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight. Wilder managed to knockdown Fury twice, but the Brit managed to get up both times and eventually finished “The Bronze Bomber” inside 11.
Even though Fury demonstrated he’s gotta an iron chin, his fellow countryman Tony Bellew sys he won’t be surprised at all if Whyte manages to get the W before the final bell.
“Tyson Fury‘s the best heavyweight in the world right now, that cannot be disputed,” Bellew said on The Sports Bar.
“But Dillian Whyte is a hard night for anybody. Anybody who thinks Dillian Whyte is going to be an easy fight is a fool… he’s big, he’s dangerous, he’s brave and he can punch. All those attributes will cause problems for anyone.
“And Tyson knows it too, he’s no fool, but with Tyson’s boxing ability, if he navigates his way through the first six, I expect him to come on strong in the second half of the fight.
“But, believe you me, I actually think he’s going to have to get off the floor.
“Dillian Whyte is game as anything and he will jump all over Tyson Fury. He won’t care about the showboating, the dancing around, the drop of the hand. He also won’t get in Dillian’s head… Tyson can’t break Dillian’s mindset. Dillian is a tough, rough, hard kid.
“I think it’s a really, really good fight. I’m not saying Dillian’s going to knock Tyson Fury out because that would be a stupid statement, but I will say this much, it wouldn’t surprise me if he did.
“It’s a really hard night’s work for Tyson Fury. He might not want to admit this but he knows it.”