The Ring and WBC title-holder fights Whyte on April 23, and in the build-up towards the fight, Fury wrote an insult on a whiteboard after his opponent no-showed for the pre-fight press conference yesterday afternoon.
Ali’s quote is: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hand can’t hit what his eyes can’t see.”
Comparing this to Fury’s insult of: “White is a w***** 2022.”
It makes the Gypsy King’s insult even funnier when compared to Ali.
Fury also misspelled Whyte, either in attempt to try to frustrate his opponent, or mainly because Fury is not known for having a pen in his hand.
This triggered some arguments between fans in the comments below the Paddy Power tweet, some thinking he did it on purpose, whereas others think he just might not be the smartest athlete in the world.
This bout at Wembley Stadium will decide who will be crowned the WBC and The Ring champion.
However, after Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk beat AJ, it meant Uysk and Joshua were going to be unavailable to fight anyone else until they had their rematch.
If Fury was to beat either one of the two, he would claim the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.
But, the WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman ordered Fury to defend his title against Whyte, and in return, the champion would get 80% of the fight’s revenue.
This is going to be the Gypsy King’s first fight on UK soil since he won against Francesco Pianeta in 2018, and the UK crowd can’t wait.