Winter is Coming!
- Mar 31, 2005
Being a bit of a boxing fan, I am really looking forward to tomorrow night's WBC Heavyweight Title Fight between 'The Gypsy King' and 'The Body Snatcher' aka Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte.
Whyte has been notably absent from the build up until the start of this week and the promotion of the show which Frank Warren's Queensbury won with a mammoth purse bid of $42m, has been somewhat lacking.
Certainly the interest in the fight in the US will be low, where it will be available on PPV via ESPN, this is primarily due to the ring walks across the pond being in the afternoon and of course no American fighter taking part.
I personally loved the Fury - Wilder trilogy and with Wilder's one punch knock out power, pretty much unrivalled by anyone, this made each of these fights make you sit on the edge of your seat. Especially as Wilder can't box for toffee and you knew Fury would outbox him as a result. But the equalizer in Wilder's right hand, made you know the fight was never ever a foregone conclusion. As the results of each fight showed to be the case.
So tomorrow night, Dillian Whyte who has waited for what seems like forever for his shot, takes on Fury, How does it go? Well many think it could be similar to how Fury boxed the head off Derek Chisora in their 2nd fight. Possible, but I honestly think Whyte will be well up for this one. Especially as he has been dicked around by Frank Warren as well as the WBC.
Who will I be rooting for? I like Fury but I also like Whyte. So to be honest, if either won I would be happy. But if I was to have a bet, a few quid on Whyte for me, just purely because you will get a better return.
Also one thing to note, amazing how far 32Red have come. I remember over 10 years ago speaking with @Mark_Lottomart that they should sponsor Tony Bellew, who I used to vaguely know and speak with on a boxing forum I used to post on and who was actively looking for sponsorship. Back then Bellew was Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Champion. At the time 32Red declined. Now look at them, they are the main sponsors for the fight tomorrow night.