Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: Carl Frampton says Fury is ‘too clever’

Boxing legend Carl Frampton has given his thoughts on the huge heavyweight title clash between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte next weekend.

Within the context of British boxing, there are few fights bigger this year than Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte. The two behemoths will collide at Wembley Stadium on April 23 in front of over 90,000 fans with the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles being on the line.

One man who knows a thing or two about world championship showdowns is the great Carl Frampton, with the 35-year-old serving as an integral part of the punditry build-up for this bout.

In an exclusive chat with GiveMeSport.com, Frampton spoke about the excitement surrounding the contest as we get closer to fight night.

“I think people are really excited. I personally, myself, am really excited. This for me is the real first big, big fight that I’ve done as a BT pundit. I did Canelo/Plant but that was from a studio in London, it’s not quite the same!

“To be at Wembley and to be there for a big stadium fight and the build up of fight week, I’m looking forward to it – really looking forward to it. I’m getting that same feeling from boxing fans, but Tyson Fury brings more than boxing fans, the average sports fan along with him and people are excited.”

While there’s definitely a lot of anticipation in the air, the absence of Whyte thus far in the promotion of the fight has been a hot topic. When asked about the strategy, Frampton provided us with an interesting take.

“I think that if he doesn’t break any rules and he does promote it a little bit, and he does what he has to do but he stays quiet and doesn’t engage with Tyson, I think in his part it’s a pretty clever move. 

“You’re never gonna win the mind games against Tyson Fury. He can embarrass people at times and can make them look silly and foolish. So I think in hindsight, it’s probably been a smart move.”

The big prediction

Everyone has their own theory on how this fight will go down and ‘The Jackal’ is no exception, with Northern Ireland’s finest edging towards ‘The Gypsy King’.

“I see where people are coming from but to say he doesn’t stand a chance is a bit disrespectful. Of course he has a chance. First of all he’s a heavyweight so everybody in that division has a chance because they can all punch. He has a very, very dangerous left hook and he’s a brave man. 

“But, I understand where people are coming from. I see Fury as a strong favourite going into the fight and I feel like if you want to build a fighter that Tyson Fury looks good against, you build something close to Dillian Whyte.

“I think it’s gonna be a good fight but I just feel like Fury is a bit too clever for him.”

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