Fury vs Whyte Boxing Betting Pick

The heavyweight title is one the line, April 23rd, 2022. Diliian Whyte vs Tyson Fury goes down at 5:00 PM ET, and we’re covering the fight stats, updated odds and offering our top betting pick for the WBC title. For a more detailed look at the fight prop bets, check out our prop bet coverage. All odds are provided by Bovada, one of our top Boxing betting sites

Top Betting Pick for Fury vs Whyte

Fury is one of the best boxers alive today, both in terms of strategy and performances. Whyte is going to look dwarfed by the champ, who has every advantage on paper. Fury’s head movement, jab, and clench work will be key to his victory, while Whyte is relegated to hoping he lands a shot powerful enough to stop Fury, who’s chin has been tested by the best knockout artists in the boxing world to no avail. 

Tale of the Tape for Fury vs Whyte

Fighter  Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury Dillian ‘The Villain’ Whyte 
Ranking  #1 #5
Age 33 34
Height 6’9’’ 6’4’’
Reach 85’’ 78’’
Total Fights 31 30
Record 31-0-1 28-2
Knockouts 24 19
Stance Orthodox  Orthodox
204 NA
Inactivity  6 Months 13 Months
Last weigh in 270 245
Boxing trainer  SugarHill Steward  Xavier Miller, Dillian Whyte

Fury has advantages in all categories, including experience, titles held, knockout percentage and activity. Whyte has spent some of his training time in MMA and kickboxing, which I feel is detrimental to his overall technical ability. 

Comparing Fury vs Whyte’s Boxing Trainers

SugarHill Steward is an interesting coach working out of Kronk gym, and has taken the reins from legendary trainer Emanuel Steward since 2012. Fury was with Ben Davison since 2019, and his switch in camps has been a successful one albeit surprising. He’s connected to the spiritual or legendary aspect of Emanual Steward, claiming he’s “Smiling from heaven” at Tyson’s title defenses. I think this kind of thinking can improve fighter performances, convincing them they’re destined to live up to greatness. 
Xavier is also a new coach with few high level champions other than Derek Chisora. IQ Boxing is his home gym, and Whyte has only been there since 2019. Neither coach has a huge leg up. Fury has a psychological advantage, while Xavier has single handedly trained one other champion. 

Top Fury vs Whyte Betting Odds

Bet Odds
Fury Money line -600
Whyte Money lIne +410
Over 10.5 Rounds  +135
Under 10.5 Rounds  -190
Fury by TKO -160
Whyte by TKO +500
Fury to Win and Land 40+ Power Punches  -325
Total Knockdowns Scored, Over 1.5 EVEN

Leading up to the fight, there have been many prop bets released with specific payouts, like “Will Whyte Score a knockdown?” These bets are interesting, because the fight outcome has nothing to do with the fight. 
One of my most confident bets outside of the money line would be “Fury to WIn and Land 40+ Power Punches.” This prop bet matches up with nearly every Fury fight to ever happen, other than a few knockouts inside of the first four rounds. 
The Under 10.5 is looking better to me, especially after seeing the training footage leading up to the bout. With Fury’s money line dropping 50 points since Monday, he’s now paying out more than ever at closing. Don’t miss out, I think it’s going to jump to -700 before the bout. 

Boxing Analysis for Whyte vs Fury 

Tyson’s ability to come back is one of his key features. Dillian plans on stopping people with his power, but despite being put to the canvas, Fury continues to drive into opponents. Look at how Fury uses the forearm on Wallin to push his neck down, forcing him to bear his weight and exhaust him. 

In this classic sequence, Fury demonstrates why we shouldn’t be so convinced this will be a short fight. Fury will invite exchanges with Whyte and make a fool of him if given the chance. Not only is this tactic exhausting but demoralizing. 

Here we see how in Whytes best moments against power punches, he allows shots to deliver counter punches. For this reason I see Fury focusing on the jab and forearm on the back of the neck to force the clinch. Whyte has to step in to land to the body, even on a man his size. Fury will use the clinch to avoid the bodyshot for the majority of the fight. 

Again, Whytes counter power punching is a concern for Fury fans. But even against men his height and reach, they have to practically walk head to head with Whyte to make the hooks land right. I see Fury is too tactical to fall into these exchanges. Sugarhill has already hinted at a long range fight, and that’s what we should see from the champ. 

Bet Tyson Fury at -600. He’s hinted that he may retire, so this could be our last chance to bet on the champ. 

Jacob Clark / Author

Jacob Clark had a 15 year career as a professional MMA fighter, coach, and Greg Jackson’s alum. Now, TikTok’s 12th most important BJJ influencer is bringing his sports and betting knowledge to you here at TheSportsGeek. He spends his time cooking vietnamese food and playing D&D with his family. You can meet him at jiu-jitsu open mats all over Indiana.

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