Plenty of boxers, past and present, made the trip to Las Vegas to witness Tyson Fury’s incredible win over Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand.
Dillian Whyte, though, chose to stay at home and watch it on the TV like the vast majority of the British boxing fans. However, something tells us he didn’t have to fork out the £24.95 BT Sport pay-per-view price like the rest of us.
Instead, he teamed up with Sky to record a Gogglebox-type video in which he sat down with Johnny Nelson to allow viewers to see their live reactions to all the crucial talking points of the dramatic fight.
The video released on Twitter edits their reactions to all the key moments in each of the seven rounds before Wilder’s team threw in the towel to give the Gypsy King the stoppage victory.
Whyte and Nelson started by commending Fury’s bravery to rush in from the very beginning. In the first two rounds, the two were most impressed with his aggression and powerful jab.
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Nelson commented: “Good jab Fury,” before Whyte responded with his own technical breakdown.
He said: “See, when Fury does the jab, Wilder goes to his left all the time. Fury can walk him into the overhand right. He will walk right into it.”
And he did exactly that in the third round. Fury caught Wilder with a swift combination to send the Bronze Bomber down to the canvas for the first time in his illustrious career.
Whyte’s reaction was priceless. He moved to the edge of his seat and shouted: “That’s a knockdown.”
Whilst the referee started giving the American a standing count, Whyte has his fist raised in the air and shouted “Yes” over and over again.
Whyte continued, eyes widened, smile brightened: “He’s gone. He’s gone. He’s gone. Go on son!”
Nelson added: “His legs have gone! Get in there Tyson!”
In the fourth round, Wilder’s and Fury’s feet collided, forcing Wilder to trip over. Whyte hilariously reacted to the collision and wanted it to be classed as another Fury knockdown.
He said, with both hands raised in the air this time: “Yep. Knockdown again. Knockdown! Ah come on he clapped him. It’s a knockdown. Fury is breaking him down properly.”
Whyte believed that the fight should have been stopped in the fifth round after Wilder received a second standing count after a heavy blow to the body from the Brit.
He also wasn’t happy with the referee’s decision to take a point off Fury later in the rounds either, describing it as “nonsense.”
On seeing the fight being waved off, Whyte clapped his fellow British fighter but not before he could stake his own claim on the situation.
He finished: “It looks like me and Fury’s going to get it on then.”
Whyte has now been the number one contender and mandatory fighter for the WBC heavyweight belt for over 1,000 days but still hasn’t received a title fight.
It is expected that there will be a trilogy fight between Fury and Wilder; when you throw Joshua into the mix too, it looks like Whyte’s frustrating wait may continue for some time.News Now - Sport News