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Eddie Hearn believes Dillian Whyte will knockout Tyson Fury in the 11th round

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The upcoming WBC heavyweight title unification fight between full champion Tyson Fury and interim champion Dillian Whyte this April 23rd has become the talk of the boxing community. Considered to be one of the biggest events of this year, many fans have their own verdicts on how Fury vs Whyte can turn out, with the “Gypsy King” being the majority’s favorite. In the meantime, British promoter Eddie Hearn has given his own two cents on the outcome of the bout, and he feels it Whyte who will have the upper hand.

Tyson Fury doesn’t carry the power to take Dillian Whyte out: Eddie Hearn

In a recent “AskEddie” Q&A session with fans on Twitter, jointly with DAZN Boxing, Eddie Hearn, who is promoting Dillian Whyte, was asked which round he believes “The Body Snatcher” would be knocked out by Tyson Fury when they cross paths at the Wembley Stadium in London. In his response, Hearn insisted that Whyte will not suffer a KO, claiming that Fury lacks the punching power and instead it would be the latter who will suffer a knockout in the 11th round.

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“What round will Dillian Whyte be KO’d in? He won’t be KO’d. Fury, in my opinion, doesn’t carry the power to take Dillian Whyte out,” said Hearn, “I believe, actually, that when they trade up left hooks, Tyson Fury will go to sleep and he will go to sleep in round 11.”

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In the meantime, Queensberry Promotions chief Frank Warren has confirmed that Fury vs Whyte will have no British judges in the panel. The decision came after the controversial split decision victory of undisputed light-welterweight champion Josh Taylor against Jack Catterall on 26th February.

Highlights:

  • Eddie Hearn believes Tyson Fury lacks the punching power and Dillian Whyte will knock him out cold in the 11th round
  • Fury and Whyte will square off on 23rd April at the Wembley Stadium to unify the WBC heavyweight title

Do you agree with Eddie Hearn’s prediction of Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte? Let us know in the comments.

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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