Tyson Fury names two biggest career wins – and Dillian Whyte ‘wouldn’t make top five’


Tyson Fury has identified the best boxing wins of his career so far whilst also taking a fresh swipe at heavyweight rival Dillian Whyte.

‘The Gypsy King’ and ‘The Brixton Bomber’ are finally set to meet in a fight for Fury’s WBC heavyweight crown, with Wembley Stadium favourite to host what would be a seismic all-British clash.

However, boxing fans are still awaiting final confirmation with Whyte having agreed in principle to the bout – but yet to sign and return the contract. The 33-year-old, seemingly unhappy at the proposed 80-20 purse split in favour of Fury, has until this Friday, February 18 to agree to the terms.

Fury, also 33, has long dubbed himself the greatest heavyweight boxer of his generation, and remains unbeaten with 31 wins from his 32 pro fights.

Tyson Fury has taken another dig at Dillian Whyte
Tyson Fury has taken another swipe at Dillian Whyte

The one discrepancy dates back to his first fight with Deontay Wilder in December 2018, which ended in a controversial draw despite the majority of pundits, and fans, arguing the verdict should have gone to the Manchester man.

Should his match-up with Whyte go ahead this spring, it will mark another huge moment in Fury’s career, with him telling reporters in London “it would be a very special moment for me” to fight at a packed-out Wembley.

However, for Fury, it seems winning won’t match the feat of toppling Wladimir Klitschko or Wilder in that epic trilogy bout last October.

In fact, victory over Whyte wouldn’t even make the top five in his list of conquests.

“It’d probably be Deontay Wilder, then Wladimir Klitschko, then Derek Chisora, then Otto Wallin, then Steve Cunningham, and then him,” he replied, when asked where a win over his compatriot would rank.

He also savaged Whyte’s apparent reluctance to accept the £6 million offer, despite that sum being dwarfed by Fury’s rumoured £24 million sum.

What represents ‘The Gypsy King’s’ greatest victory? Let us know in the comments section.

Fury's win over Deontay Wilder last October took his pro record to 31-1-0
Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder last October took his pro record to 31-0-1

In fact, he believes he should be grateful for his ‘lottery’ win.

“Get ready for the biggest British dust-up since Lennox Lewis vs Frank Bruno. History in the making,” he continued.

“I am going to make him a lot of money, more than he could have made in a million lifetimes.

“It is like this idiot [Whyte] has won the lottery.”

Fury’s team had originally targeted a unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk, but those plans were scuppered by Anthony Joshua, who refused a deal to step down from his rematch with the Ukrainian.

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