Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte Face-Off
WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and his challenger, Dillian Whyte finally came face to face today as they square up for the first time ahead of their world heavy weight title fight billed for Saturday night at Wembley stadium.
Tempers almost spilled over late into the Press conference and face off which was largely peaceful but the two fighters ended up being the peacemakers and eventually shared a respectful moment that led to a handshake between both boxers.
This is Tyson Fury's second defense of his title but his challenger has largely remained under the raider since the fight was announced but he acknowledged the magnitude of the task ahead and explained why he remained tight lipped for most part of the build up.
"It's a big fight and I'm excited to be here," said Dillian Whyte. "Sorry I couldn't be here earlier but I'm here now. There's two sides to every story."
"You lot hear one side because they say a lot of things. Because I don't say anything, they say you're scared or hiding."
‘The Body Snatcher’, as Dillian Whyte is fondly called, has been chasing a shot at the WBC heavyweight title for years.
“We’ve worked hard in the gym, I believe in myself and I’m willing to do whatever it takes,” Whyte said.
“Victory by any means necessary I’ll do that. I’m not scared to take risks, it’s nothing new. It means everything to fight in my home country for the world title. It’s massive.
“Me and him didn’t expect to be here, especially me. I’ve taken risks time and time and time again. I’m ready to rock and roll.”
Fury made the first defense of his title he won in February 2020 by stopping Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their October 2021 bout and has promised to put up a great show on Saturday against Whyte.
“Dillian’s a good fighter, he’s big, strong, tough, game, he’s got good punch power that’s knocked out a lot of men,” Fury said.
“He’s got a lot of experience in the fight game. He’s definitely a man that needs a lot of respect and that’s what I’ve given him.
“I’ve done everything I can possibly do to train for this. I’ve trained as hard for Dillian as I have for Wilder. He’ll be fighting the best Tyson Fury.”