Tyson Fury says he’s the king of the heavyweight division; Dillian Whyte feels otherwise!
WBC Heavyweight champion “The Gypsy King” Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21KOs) is a man of many words, whether verbally or throughout social media! The self confidence he exudes has made him loved by his fans and hated by his rivals. The holder of the green belt took to his Twitter account to proclaim there has only been one king ever in this era of heavyweights. This was a response to an image created that featured unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, former WBC champion Deontay Wilder, Oleksandr Usyk and Dillian Whyte. It read “There Can Only Be One King”.
While there are many out there who agree that Fury is the best heavyweight today, there is still a lot of work to be done. As many of you may know, he is currently involved in deep negotiations with unified heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (24-1, 22KOs) to stage their highly anticipated undisputed showdown later this year. The winner of that fight will no doubt be the consensus numero uno fighter in the division.
DILLIAN WHYTE FIRES BACK AT FURY!
WBC mandatory Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19KOs) did not take too kind to the proclamation made by the WBC champion. He hit back yet again accusing Fury of not only ducking him once, but twice!
“One these nuts in ya mouth u run away from me twice #coward.”
~ Dillian Whyte over social media
These two have gone back and forth in the past with Whyte calling out Fury for a fight.
FURY WAS BRIEFLY KING IN 2015!
Now if this was 2015 Fury would have a major case. He would easily defeat longtime heavyweight ruler and unified champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53KOs) in November of that year. The win would give him the IBF, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine titles, albeit very briefly before his long-talked-about hiatus.
Be as it may, the 6’9 champion is not going to let up on his boisterous ways. It is going to take possibly Joshua, or somebody else to prove otherwise. Let’s hope a deal between both British champions is formally announced soon!
By: Jerrell Fletcher