Tyson Fury uses the Southpaw pose in open training
Via Barry Holbrook: Tyson Fury was completely out of the Southpaw stance during today’s opening practice for Saturday’s big clash in London against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium.
Fury’s decision to beat Southpaw today suggests he’s planning on trying to confuse Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) on Saturday night by changing things up with him.
If Fury were to actually fight outside of the Southpaw stance, it would be a regular nightmare for Whyte because he’s clearly not trained to fight Southpaw at night.
It would be hard enough for Dillian to deal with Fury’s size and boxing skills 6’9″ (31-0-1, 22 KOs), but if you add the Southpaw dimension to the fight, it’s going to be bad for him. ta.
Hearn: Whyte can win by knockout
“The strength in this fight comes from Dillian Whyte,” Eddie Hearn told talkSPORT Boxing about Saturday’s clash between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.
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“Dillian has to get into this fight, and break the rhythm of Tyson Fury, which is very difficult to do. We saw that with Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk.
“He didn’t do it. He failed to break the rhythm of Oleksandr Usyk. I think Tyson Fury will have a very safe fight in this fight.
He will try and control the pace, try and be awkward. Not on the same level as Wladimir Klitschko, but I think he will find his way through the fight.
“Dillian Whyte can punch very, very hard, and has probably the best left hook in the tournament. If you were sloppy with Dillian Whyte, and you hit the left hook like Derek Chisora did in the 11th round when he was knocked out. Dillian Whyte can win this match by knockout.
“I think he’s going to lose most of the rounds, to be honest with you because it’s very difficult for Tyson to win rounds. But if Tyson is negligent or injured, and like I said, interrupts the rhythm, cuts him off, and when he touches those ropes it unloads everything.
“It doesn’t matter the stomach, the shoulders, the neck, the side of the head, anywhere you can hit him because Tyson is very difficult to hit,” Hearn said.