Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has taken some enjoyment from how Dillian Whyte has handled his business so far during the early stages of the build-up to his fight with Tyson Fury.
Whyte waited till late on Monday, deadline day, to sign his side of the paperwork. In the run-up to him putting pen to paper speculation was rampant that he wouldn’t. Now it seems like the WBC heavyweight title fight is edging closer to happening on a Queensberry promotion at Wembley Stadium on April 23.
While Tyson Fury made plenty of noise on social media about his next challenger there had been what some thought to be a deafening silence from Whyte.
“I love it because Tyson Fury loves to be in control and they’re out of control,” Hearn told Matchroom media.
“They don’t know what Dillian Whyte’s going to do. People saying, he won’t turn up to a press conference, he won’t do this. No. Dillian Whyte’s going to do what’s best for Dillian Whyte to win this fight.
“Maybe he’ll turn up [for the press conference] maybe he won’t, we’ll see. Maybe Tyson Fury will turn up, maybe he won’t. He’s signed the contract, there’s never any doubt that that was gonna be the case. And Dillian Whyte is in total control of this situation. He’s got people running around pulling their hair out and good luck to him.”
Hearn, as you would expect, is backing the man he has worked with for several years to topple the giant champion. But how?
“I believe he can knock him out,” Hearn said.
“I think styles make fights. I think it’s going to be a very tough fight. Tyson Fury is an outstanding heavyweight. It’s going to be very tricky but when you switch up and trade left hooks with Dillian Whyte you go to sleep. And if Tyson Fury switches off for one second in that fight, he runs that risk. Dillian believes he has his number. Let’s find out.”