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Dillian Whyte claims last ten opponents have been better than Tyson Fury’s… but who REALLY has better record?


DILLIAN WHYTE told Tyson Fury “our last 10 opponents don’t compare” and insisted his form is better than the WBC champion’s.

The British rivals have been locked into a Twitter spat of late, with Whyte accusing Fury of being a “coward” and afraid to fight him.

 Dillian Whyte said his last 10 opponents are better than Tyson Fury's

Dillian Whyte said his last 10 opponents are better than Tyson Fury’s

 Fury and Whyte have been rowing on Twitter

Fury and Whyte have been rowing on Twitter

He said: “I’ve work my way to the top the hard way, all I owe you is another beating.

“Our last 10 opponents don’t compare. GLOVE UP COWARD.”

Delving into Whyte’s claim, SunSport breaks down the heavyweight rivals’ last 10 opponents.

DILLIAN WHYTE, record 27-1

DAVID ALLEN, record at the time 9–0–1

When Whyte met Allen in July 2016, he was on a rebuilding process having lost for the first time in his career against Anthony Joshua seven months prior.

Allen – who would improve after the defeat – gave the Brixton bruiser a tough ten rounds but it was a comfortable points win for Whyte.

 Dillian Whyte comfortably beat Dave Allen in 2016

Dillian Whyte comfortably beat Dave Allen in 2016Credit: PA:Press Association

IAN LEWISON, record at the time 12-2-1

Lewison would act a solid test for a still-improving Whyte, as they fought for the British title in October 2016.

Despite a decent start for Lewison he was dominated from the third round onwards with the stoppage coming in round 10.

 Whyte beat Ian Lewison British heavyweight title

Whyte beat Ian Lewison British heavyweight titleCredit: Reuters

DERECK CHISORA, 26–6

Chisora provided Whyte with the greatest test in his career at the time, with the rivals going on to have a thriller over 12 rounds on Joshua’s undercard.

In a back and forth battle, Whyte edged out a narrow split decision victory which proved he could both box and brawl against an experienced campaigner.

 Dereck Chisora and Whyte fought to a heavyweight thriller in 2016

Dereck Chisora and Whyte fought to a heavyweight thriller in 2016Credit: PA:Press Association

MALCOLM TANN, record at the time 24–6

Whyte made his one and only US outing against Tann on Terence Crawford’s undercard and scored four knockdowns on the way to a third round finish.

Afterwards the Brit called for sterner tests as he began his venture to world title contention.

ROBERT HELENIUS, record at the time 25–1

Veteran European Helenius was the step up Whyte needed but he failed to impress in a laboured points win.

It did earn him the WBC’s Silver title and a No1 ranked position in their rankings – something he assumed would have provided him a shot at the world title.

 Whyte laboured past Robert Helenius to win the WBC Silver belt

Whyte laboured past Robert Helenius to win the WBC Silver beltCredit: Jamie McPhilimey – The Sun

LUCAS BROWNE, record at the time 25–0

Whyte more than made up for his lacklustre performance against Helenius by battering a then-unbeaten former WBA champion Browne.

The Aussie was laid out with a lethal left hook that put the division on notice.

 Whyte score a stunning KO against Lucas Browne

Whyte score a stunning KO against Lucas BrowneCredit: Richard Pelham

JOSEPH PARKER, record at the time 24–1

Whyte went into his heavyweight headliner against former WBO champ Parker – who had only lost to AJ at the time – as an underdog.

But he floored the New Zealander to grind out a dramatic win on the scorecards, picking himself up off the canvas in the dying minutes.

 Whyte grinded out a points win over Joseph Parker

Whyte grinded out a points win over Joseph ParkerCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

DERECK CHISORA 2, record at the time 29–8

Such was the quality of the first fight, fans demanded a rematch with Chisora riding high off a KO win against Carlos Takam.

And despite a good start from the Finchley powerhouse, again Whyte’s left hook came up trumps as he secured a round 11 KO.

 Chisora was savagely KOd against Whyte in their rematch

Chisora was savagely KOd against Whyte in their rematchCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

OSCAR RIVAS, record at the time 26–0

Frustrated at being overlooked for a shot at the WBC belt, Whyte was matched against unbeaten Colombian Rivas to keep his momentum going.

Whyte was dropped during the fight but boxed well throughout to earn himself a points win.

 Whyte overcame a scare to beat unbeaten Oscar Rivas

Whyte overcame a scare to beat unbeaten Oscar RivasCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

MARIUSZ WACH, record at the time 35–5

After Whyte’s win over Rivas it was revealed an ‘adverse finding’ emerged in his pre-fight drug test, meaning he lost his spot as WBC mandatory.

He would go on to be cleared of any doping violations a day before he beat Wach in a keep-busy fight in Saudi Arabia.

 Whyte laboured past Wach in Saudi Arabia

Whyte laboured past Wach in Saudi ArabiaCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

TYSON FURY, record 30-0-1

JOEY ABELL, record at the time 29–6-2

Fury had been lined up to face David Haye in a PPV headliner in 2013 and then 2014 but the Hayemaker pulled out through injury on both occasions.

As a result, Fury faced American journeyman Abell to stay active and won in the fourth round.

 Fury faced American journeyman Abell to stay active and won in the fourth round

Fury faced American journeyman Abell to stay active and won in the fourth roundCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

DERECK CHISORA, record at the time 20–4

The Gypsy King had become the first man to beat Chisora in 2011, with a second fight coming three years later.

This time Fury bettered his points victory, dominating the rematch through slick boxing and combination punching before it was halted at the end of round 10.

 Fury dominated Chisora in their rematch

Fury dominated Chisora in their rematchCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

CHRISTIAN HAMMER, record at the time 17–3

With Fury mandatory for Wladimir Klitschko’s WBA and WBO belts, he faced European contender Hammer to prepare himself for the world title fight.

The Brit dominated the bout, scoring a knockdown in round five and warned the world he would become champion.

 Fury beat Christian Hammer before facing Wladimir Klitschko

Fury beat Christian Hammer before facing Wladimir KlitschkoCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO, record at the time 64–3

Fury came into his title challenge on away soil as a heavy underdog.

But he outboxed and outfoxed veteran Klistchko to seal a famous points win and bring the unified belts back to the UK.

 Klitschko was outboxed by Fury before losing on points

Klitschko was outboxed by Fury before losing on pointsCredit: AFP or licensors

SEFER SEFERI, record at the time 23-1

Following Fury’s historic title win, he did not fight for another three years after a battle with depression and substance abuse, which also lost him his titles.

His comeback was rather comical, as he dwarfed Seferi. Fury played around with his opponent who didn’t fancy anymore after four rounds.

 Fury beat Sefer Seferi in his comical comeback fight

Fury beat Sefer Seferi in his comical comeback fightCredit: PA:Press Association

FRANCESCO PIANETA, record at the time 35–4–1

Fury next opponent on his comeback trail was a step up, facing ex-world champion challenger and former Klitschko opponent Pianeta.

It was announced before the bout that the Gypsy King had agreed to fight WBC champ Deontay Wilder, with the Brit using the full 10 rounds to prepare for the challenge.

 Fury faced Pianeta before going on to fight Deontay Wilder

Fury faced Pianeta before going on to fight Deontay WilderCredit: Sportsfile – Subscription

DEONTAY WILDER, record at the time 40–0

Following Fury’s time on the sidelines and limited competitive rounds since returning, his task of dethroning an unbeaten and heavy-handed Wilder was a steep one.

But he largely outboxed the champion and was only denied winning the title after a contentious points verdict, which saw Wilder’s two knockdowns enough to scrape him a draw.

 Fury was unfortunate to walk away with only a draw against Wilder in 2018

Fury was unfortunate to walk away with only a draw against Wilder in 2018Credit: PA:Press Association

TOM SCHWARZ, record at the time 24–0

Talk of a rematch against Wilder collapsed after Fury signed with US promoter Bob Arum and Top Rank, who wanted the Brit to have two fights Stateside to build his profile.

Fury put on a show in his Las Vegas debut toying with Schwarz before winning in round two.

 Fury put on a show in his Las Vegas debut toying with Schwarz before winning in round two

Fury put on a show in his Las Vegas debut toying with Schwarz before winning in round twoCredit: Getty Images – Getty

OTTO WALLIN, record at the time 20–0-1

Fury would face another little-known unbeaten challenger, again in Sin City, but was given a major fright by Wallin.

The Swede cut Fury in round three but the Gypsy King battled through and grinded out a points victory, salvaging his rematch with Wilder.

 Otto Wallin cut Fury but the Brit fought on to win on points

Otto Wallin cut Fury but the Brit fought on to win on pointsCredit: Reuters

DEONTAY WILDER 2, record at the time 42–0–1

Despite comfortably outsmarting Wilder in the first fight, Fury switched his training team for the rematch and reversed his tactics to go on the front foot.

It paid dividends as the champion was dominated, twice floored, before his assistant trainer threw in the towel to crown Fury champion once more.

 Fury dominated Wilder in their rematch to win the WBC belt

Fury dominated Wilder in their rematch to win the WBC beltCredit: Getty Images – Getty

WHO HAS THE BETTER RECORD?

In total, Whyte’s opponents had 235 wins and 29 losses while Fury’s had 314 victories and 21 defeats.

The Gypsy King beat opponents with an unbeaten record four times, though twice was against Wilder and Schwarz and Wallin were largely unheralded.

Whyte broke three undefeated records in his last ten fights, with his wins over Allen, Browne and Rivas.

Fury beat two ex-world champion in Klitschko and Wilder, winning two title fights, with Whyte yet to challenge for a belt despite beating Parker and former WBA ‘Regular’ champion Browne.

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