Dillian Whyte opens up on Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury, explains why fight is 50/50 and he can’t pick a winner

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Dillian Whyte believes Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is a 50/50 fight and he’s struggling to pick a winner.

The heavyweight contender reacted to the news that his division’s two champions have signed to fight this summer by giving his thoughts on the match-up.

Whyte previously fought AJ and has sparred with Fury

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Whyte previously fought AJ and has sparred with Fury

Whyte was hesitant to give a firm prediction, but did explain the reason behind this.

He told the Ak and Barak Show on SiriusXM and DAZN: “This is heavyweight boxing man.

“Who would’ve said Hasim Rahman or Oliver McCall would have knocked out Lennox Lewis? It’s heavyweight boxing.

Wladimir Klitschko lost to Ross Puritty, no-one even knows that guy.

Joshua lost his titles to Andy Ruiz in New York, then won them back in Saudi Arabia

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Joshua lost his titles to Andy Ruiz in New York, then won them back in Saudi Arabia

“There’s a case for both guys winning this fight, I think.

“Both guys showed a lot of versatility in their fights.

“[Joshua’s] two fights with Ruiz and [Fury’s] two fights with Wilder – they’re the same guys but they’re different styles and different ways of getting the victory.

“Joshua had a loss against Ruiz, Fury had a draw against Wilder.

Fury dominated Wilder in their rematch

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Fury dominated Wilder in their rematch

“Then Fury came off the back foot, was aggressive and knocked Wilder out.

“And Joshua came off the front foot, got on the back foot and got a points decision against Andy Ruiz.

“You see what I’m saying? It’s hard, only true fans of each guy will say, ‘This guy’s gonna win.’

“It’s very hard, I don’t think no boxing purist would say, ‘This guys gonna win because of this.’

“The guys are showing different styles and different character in their game and stuff, so it’s very difficult to say who’s gonna win.

“It’s hard to pick, in my opinion it’s a 50/50 fight.”

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