Carl Frampton believes Dillian Whyte’s best chance of beating Tyson Fury is to drag him into a fight but still thinks such a scenario would favour the WBC heavyweight champion.
Frampton and fellow ex-pros and champions David Haye and Frank Bruno were in London to discuss next week’s monster event at Wembley Stadium where a crowd of over 90,000 will be in attendance.
As the days count down and the fight edges closer debates and predictions are beginning to gather steam. One conversation centres around what type of tactics Fury and trainer Sugar Hill will employ.
In his last two performances the undefeated champion grabbed the fight by the throat going after Deontay Wilder. Fury walked through fire to beat him emphatically in their rematch and become last man standing in their thrilling trilogy bout.
Should ‘The Gypsy King’ plan to have a tear up with Whyte, a tactic that the challenger would relish, then Frampton says Fury will emerge victorious and can win no matter what he chooses to do.
“If he stands and has a fight it gives him more of a chance and kinda has to try and drag Fury into a fight,” Frampton told Boxing Social’s Ryan Elliott.
“But in saying that I still feel like if that’s how the fight unfolds, I still feel like Fury will win the fight. I don’t want to sound like I’m being disrespectful to Dillian, he has more than a puncher’s chance, he’s a good fighter with a good jab and a very good left hook but I just feel like Fury is too smart and he wins it on the outside or the inside.
“His best chance is to drag Tyson into a fight and land that left hook but Tyson’s clever enough to know that is his best chance and I think he’ll be aware of that. I would say Tyson Fury probably stops him late.”