British boxer Tyson Fury will defend his world heavyweight title and his unbeaten record starting at 6:00 p.m. (Argentina time) before a whopping 94,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium in London, against his compatriot Dillian Whyte .
Fury is the world boxing champion in the heavyweight category of the CMB, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO, and in recent declarations he proclaimed himself “King of the Jungle” since he can beat all the boxers in other categories.
“I’m the heavyweight champion of the world. So, I could beat any other fighter in any division. Cruiserweight, welterweight, featherweight… So I don’t think ‘pound for pound ranking’ is rubbish , ” Fury said about the ranking in which Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez leads, according to specialists.
The Fury-Whyte fight is not the fight that the world wanted to see, since the expected evening was that of Fury in the British duel against his compatriot Anthony Joshua, or fighting against the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, a monarch recognized by the WBA, the IBF and WBO, and defeated Joshua last September.
Joshua and Usyk will go for a rematch, so Tyson, if he wins today, would be the opponent of the winner of that battle, although the “Gipsy King”, always unpredictable, announced that he could retire from boxing.
“I’m 33 years old and $150 million in the bank, I don’t need any more of this,” said Fury, who already knows about withdrawals and returns anyway.
Fury comes from starring in a phenomenal trilogy with the fearsome American knockout Deontay Wilder, with a draw in the first, and two victories by ko for the Manchester-born, in the following, although in the last he fell to the canvas twice.
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