While the fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his challenger Dillian Whyte on Saturday, April 23, will most likely be Fury’s last, the press conference between the two boxers was most respectful despite some disruptions.
This Saturday, April 23, WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury and his challenger Dillian Whyte, both 33, will compete at Wembley for the world champion.
Tyson Fury retained his championship belt by knocking out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round in October 2021. Last December, the WBC, one of the leading boxing federations, decided to have him fight Dillian Whyte to defend his belt.
The challenger defeated Alexander Povetkin by KO in the 4th round in his last fight.
An arrival with great pomp for the champion
Tyson Fury, WBC world heavyweight champion who announced Tuesday in a press conference that he wants to retire at the end of this fight because he has “nothing more to prove,” appeared very relaxed when he arrived at the press conference.
In an outfit worthy of a Gipsy King, Tyson Fury was casual and smiling in his suit adorned with crowns. On the other hand, Dillian Whyte showed up at a press conference, certainly sketching several smiles but in a much less fun and darker outfit.
Tyson Fury AND Dillian Whyte are both in the building for today’s press conference 👀 #FuryWhyte
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) April 20, 2022
A respectful exchange between the two opponents
During the press conference in front of the journalists, the two boxers could express themselves each in turn on their future opponent.
Tyson Fury, the reigning champion, said all the good he thought of Dillian Whyte: “He has a lot of experience in the fighting game; he was also a kickboxer and an MMA man, so he’s a man who deserves a lot of respect.”
However, the two fighters will not give each other a gift after Tyson Fury explained that he had trained as hard as in previous fights; Dillian Whyte warned him: “I am ready to do whatever it takes. Victory by all necessary means.
I’m not afraid to take risks. I’ve been taking risks all my life.” Saturday’s game is already promising.
Lightness and humor
If many Internet users were disappointed by the lack of rivalry and verbal clashes between the two boxers, others, on the contrary, appreciated the light and joking exchanges between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte.
In an environment where provocations, ego play, and duels of glances are part of the show to raise the adrenaline and pressure, the next two opponents preferred to hold their exchanges in mutual respect and not without humor, as evidenced by the tweet below.
In an intervention, Tyson Furry speaks of a certain closeness with Dillian Whyte by pushing the joke to the end before his challenger takes him back with a smile.
🍻 Drank together
🍽 Ate together
🛏 Slept together
— GiveMeSport (@GiveMeSport) April 20, 2022
Fury’s father tries to light the first wick
At the end of the press conference, the two men clashed three days before their fight for the first time.
As the two clans faced each other for the traditional “look duel,” WBC champion John Fury’s father tried to make matters worse by stepping in with Dillian Whyte’s brother.
But once again, the two boxers preferred to laugh by defusing the situation while showing mutual respect. A breath of fresh air as we are used to ego wars in this environment.
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) April 20, 2022