Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte Best Bets: Saturday, April 23rd
After much legal toing and froing and arguments over purses, splits and the usual shenanigans that go on within the world of boxing, we’re almost there. Challenger Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19KO) need wait no more for his opportunity at a world title as he faces the undefeated WBC heavyweight king Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22KO) at Wembley Stadium. Whilst the undercard was slow in arriving, there are still betting opportunities to be had so let’s take a look.
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte Best Bets: Saturday, April 23rd
- Adeleye vs Healy – Adeleye by KO/TKO/DQ at 1.18
- Tommy Fury vs Bocianski – Fury by KO/TKO/DQ at 1.40
- Lowe vs Ball – Ball by KO/TKO/DQ at 4.00
- Fury vs Whyte – Fury to win in rounds 7-12 at 2.75
Bets available as an accumulator at Bet365 at 18.17 odds
Odds available at Bet365 as at 2:30 pm April 20th 2022. Odds may now differ.
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte Best Bet
Sat, April 23rd, 22:00 approx (UK Time)
So here it is… Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (31-0-1, 22 KO), the undefeated WBC world heavyweight champion defends his crown against the long-awaiting challenge, Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (28-2, 19 KO).
If you’re a boxing fan then there’s every chance you are reading this with your mind made up on the winner of this fight and wondering if I’m leaning the same way.
Let’s get this clear from the start – Whyte is no pushover. After spending more than 1,000 days at the top of the WBC rankings – patiently waiting for his shot at glory – he will be ready for this. Unfortunately for Whyte, his title shot comes against the best British heavyweight of the last 30 years.
Fury comes into this fight off the back of his most impressive performance to date after doing a demolition job on one of boxing’s most ferocious punchers, Deontay Wilder. Once considered by many as almost “pillow fisted”, Fury has found new confidence in his punching power since his move to SugarHill Steward as his lead coach.
In Whyte’s career thus far, he has been stopped by Joshua, stopped by Povetkin, dropped by Parker and Rivas and has gone life and death (twice) with Chisora. All of which will be music to the ears of Fury as it is clear the man he faces is vulnerable. Of course, Fury, who boasts a well-crafted defensive skillset. But he is not invincible having also been put down on five separate occasions in his career.
Both men can hit and both men can be hurt. That’s a given in all elite heavyweight matchups. Simply put, Whyte is obviously a live opponent in this fight and in heavyweight boxing, one punch can change everything. Still, Fury is a level above and should comfortably outclass and break down Whyte no matter what he brings on fight night.
I considered backing something dramatic. Both men to be knocked down and Fury to win is available at 17.00 on Skybet. A more likely tip is below.
- Selection: Round Group – Fury to win rounds 7-12
- Best Odds: 2.75 (Bet365)
- Stakes: 7/10
Isaac Lowe vs Nick Ball Best Bet
Sat, April 23rd, 21:00 approx (UK Time)
In the pick of the undercard we see long-serving friend and Fury undercard regular Isaac Lowe (21-1-3, 6 KO) up against undefeated Liverpudlian Nick Ball (14-0, 7 KO). It looks set to be a domestic tear-up.
Lowe was dealt his first taste of defeat at the hands of Luis Lopez in his last outing back in December. Many would have expected the Lancaster-born fighter to get back to winning ways with a softer touch before pushing on. Nick Ball is anything but a soft touch.
The Liverpool native Ball, unlike Lowe, has yet to taste defeat. He will be buoyed by the fact that Lowe was dropped to the canvas with his opponent’s first punch just 10 seconds into his previous fight. He was knocked once more in the 2nd and was stopped convincingly in the 7th round.
Of course, a single defeat doesn’t define a fighter’s career. Lowe will be confident that he has righted the wrongs. For some fighters, a defeat can make them stronger. Lowe was hurt and won’t be in a rush to have it happen again.
Nick Ball is certainly taking a step up in calibre for this bout. Ball would be wise to learn from Lowe’s previous fight. He was hurt with the left hook, dropped by a straight right and finished with an uppercut.
On the big stage, against an opponent he has seen hurt and stopped, Ball will surely be looking to deliver a second successive loss for Lowe.
- Selection: Nick Ball by KO/TKO/DQ
- Best Odds: 4.00 (Bet365)
- Stakes: 4/10
Tommy Fury vs Daniel Bocianski Best Bet
Sat, April 23rd, 20:30 approx (UK Time)
Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KO) is possibly more famous for his Love Island escapades and his unfilled matchup with YouTube star Jake Paul than his boxing career to date. He looks to shake off any ring rust built up in the last eight months with this bout against Daniel Bocianski (10-1, 2 KO) of Poland.
Fury, who had to withdraw from his scheduled fight with Paul through injury, will be looking to silence the critics and put his name back into the Jake Paul hat and what better way than with a conclusive win?
Bocianski boasts a relatively uninspiring record thus far with just two of his wins coming by way of stoppage. In his most recent fight, the Pole took a short, sharp uppercut to the point of his chin and needing the referee to intervene to spare him any more harm.
It’s uncertain what level Fury will reach, there is little doubt that he is a few levels above Bocianski. I expect Fury to start cautiously but stop Bocianski comfortably.
- Selection: Tommy Fury by KO/TKO/DQ
- Best Odds: 1.40 (bet365)
- Stakes: 9/10
David Adeleye vs Chris Healey Best Bet
Sat, April 23rd, 19:00 approx (UK Time)
This is possibly the most underwhelming bout on the undercard. David Adeleye (8-0, 7 KO), a man who may well have been carved from marble, takes on Chris Healey (9-8, 2 KO) who doesn’t quite give the same impression.
It seems quite the mismatch. Adeleye is faster, stronger and of a much higher calibre than Healey. The Stockport-born southpaw’s remit on fight night is to last as long as he can. To his credit, Healey has never been stopped in his 17 outings and currently holds the Central Area Title.
Adeleye is a fighter with a perfect record and a near-90% KO rate from nine bouts. Adeleye knows the score here – Get in, get it done, get out. “You don’t get paid overtime in boxing”.
- Selection: Adeleye by KO/TKO/DQ
- Best Odds: 1.18 (bet365)
- Stakes: 10/10