British heavyweight Daniel Dubois says Dillian Whyte has a “puncher’s chance” against WBC champion Tyson Fury should their title fight go ahead.
Purse bids for the all-British showdown have been put back to Friday. Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn believes the fight is unrealistic for Fury’s slated return in March, but the signs are we will get the fight this year.
Dubois hopes to push himself into the championship picture soon by first taking on Trevor Bryan for his secondary WBA belt before the summer. A win for the 24-year-old will put himself into a good position for a shot at the division’s top men in 2023. Two of those fighters are Fury and Whyte and Boxing Social’s Rob Tebbutt asked Dubois to pick a winner.
“I think it’s a good fight,” Dubois said. “Dillian’s in with a chance. He can box, he can punch, he’s improved. He definitely has a puncher’s chance, but Tyson has proven himself. He’s a better boxer than most guys out there and he’s got a lot of different angles, so I think he’ll probably win it.”
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