Whyte: Fury-Joshua is a 50-50 affair

Brixton contender Dillian Whyte can’t separate rival world champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua ahead of their planned showdown for the undisputed heavyweight crowns in the summer.

In Whyte’s view, the titanic clash between the two leading heavyweights on the planet is a 50-50 affair.

The South Londoner has his own heavyweight business to attend to with a rematch against Alexander Povetkin taking place next Saturday in Gibraltar. Whyte hopes revenge there will return him to the front of the heavyweight queue to face the eventual Fury-Joshua victor in due course. But he’s unsure who that winner will be in what he sees as an even fight.

“Who would’ve said Hasim Rahman or Oliver McCall would have knocked out Lennox Lewis? It’s heavyweight boxing. Wladimir Klitschko lost to Ross Puritty, no one even knows that guy. There’s a case for both guys winning this fight, I think. Both guys showed a lot of versatility in their fights.,” Whyte told ‘The Ak & Barak show’ on DAZN and SiriusXM.

“In the two fights [Joshua had] with Ruiz and two fights [Fury had] with Wilder, they’re the same guys but they’re different styles and different ways of getting the victory. Joshua had a loss against Ruiz, Fury had a draw against Wilder. Then Fury came off the back foot, was aggressive and knocked Wilder out. And Joshua came off the front foot, got on the back foot and got a points decision against Andy Ruiz.

“You see what I’m saying? It’s hard, only true fans of each guy will say, ‘This guy’s gonna win’. It’s very hard, I don’t think no boxing purist would say, ‘This guy’s gonna win because of this’. The guys are showing different styles and different character in their game and stuff, so it’s very difficult to say who’s gonna win. It’s hard to pick, in my opinion it’s a 50-50 fight.”