Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte will fight at Wembley Stadium on April 23 for the WBC heavyweight championship; both fighters finally signed their contracts for the bout last week after protracted negotiations
Tyson Fury says he plans to go into his fight against Dillian Whyte the heaviest he has ever been and is aiming for the knockout
Tyson Fury has promised to deliver the most “aggressive” display of his career when he defends his heavyweight world title against Dillian Whyte next month.
The British duo will meet at Wembley on April 23, live on BT Box Office, with Fury defending his WBC belt against Whyte.
During his rise to becoming world champion, Fury had been more renowned for his boxing skills than power, but successive knockout victories over Deontay Wilder have proven he is capable of winning in various ways.
A factor in Fury’s more aggressive style against Wilder was that he weighed in at a career-high 273 pounds for their most recent fight, and he has vowed to tip the scales at an even higher number when he meets Whyte.
Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder during their WBC Heavyweight World Championship fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday
Fury weighed in at a career-high 273 pounds for his most recent fight
“I’m going to try and come in the heaviest I’ve ever been,” Fury told Sky Sports News. “Biggest fight – so I’m going to be the heaviest, strongest, fittest, more aggressive than I’ve ever been.
“I’m looking for the knockout. No secret, there’s no point in me lying about game-plans. What I’m going to do, is I’m going to come straight to the centre of the ring, back him up and land big heavy punches on him until he’s knocked out.”
Fury: Whyte has shown he’s terrified
Whyte absent from Fury fight launch
While Fury expressed his extreme confidence during Tuesday’s event to launch the fight, he is still wary of Whyte’s explosive power.
“I think someone’s getting knocked out,” Fury said. “Whether it’s going to be me on the front foot or him on the back foot, someone’s getting chinned.
“Every heavyweight poses a threat because they’re all big men, they can all knock another man out. It’s something that I’m looking forward to, the challenge, if he can knock me out, good luck to him. If not, onto the next one.”
‘I’ll defend with one arm against Whyte’
Whyte was absent from Tuesday’s event as he preferred to stay in Portugal to continue his preparations for the fight, but even without his opponent, Fury did appear to engage in some wind-up antics.
The 33-year-old said that he won’t be making any major changes to his regular training regime for the fight, aside from preparing to box with one hand behind his back.
Fury says Whyte’s decision not to appear at Tuesday’s launch of their heavyweight title clash has given him extra confidence
“I don’t specifically do training camps anymore because I train every day, twice a day, five days a week, once on a Saturday, whether I’m training for a fight or not,” Fury said.
“So I’m always ready for a fight, I’m ready to go now. I’m an ever-ready fighter. So they can never catch me off because I’m always in camp, always.
“I’ll train a little bit with one hand behind my back, because that’s how I’m going to approach the fight. I’ll be defending with one arm, just to put on a show, show them how good I really am. In this fight you’ll see me with one hand behind my back, that’s a promise.”
(Source :Sky sports)