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Eddie Hearn Predicts Dillian Whyte Will Put Tyson Fury 'To Sleep' With Round 11 KO

Rory O'Callaghan

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Eddie Hearn Predicts Dillian Whyte Will Put Tyson Fury 'To Sleep' With Round 11 KO

Eddie Hearn has predicted Dillian Whyte will beat Tyson Fury with an eleventh-round knockout in their highly-anticipated heavyweight title fight.

Fury will defend his WBC belt against Whyte on April 23 at a sold-out Wembley, in the biggest all-British heavyweight fight for a generation.

Whyte’s promoter, Matchroom boss Hearn, has predicted his fighter to cause a major upset against the 'Gypsy King', who remains unbeaten in the professional ranks.

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"He [Whyte] won’t be KO’d," Hearn told DAZN in a Twitter Q&A.

"Fury in my opinion doesn't carry the power to take Dillian Whyte out.

"I believe actually when they trade left hooks Tyson Fury will go to sleep and he will go to sleep in round 11."

Fury has promised to deliver the most aggressive display of his career when he faces the hard-hitting Whyte.

Fury tipped the scales at a career-high 273 pounds for his most recent fight against Deontay Wilder, and has vowed to come in at an even heavier weight against Whyte.

"I'm going to try and come in the heaviest I've ever been," Fury told Sky Sports News.

"Biggest fight - so I'm going to be the heaviest, strongest, fittest, more aggressive than I've ever been.

"I'm looking for the knockout. No secret, there's no point in me lying about game-plans.

"What I'm going to do, is I'm going to come straight to the centre of the ring, back him up and land big heavy punches on him until he's knocked out."

Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Whyte on April 23 (Image: PA)
Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Whyte on April 23 (Image: PA)

Whyte has kept a low profile ahead of the fight and refused to attend the Wembley ticket launch for the event, instead opting to remain at his training camp in Portugal.

His absence did little to affect sales, however, with 85,000 tickets selling out within three hours of becoming available.

Who do you think will win the fight? Let us know your thoughts.

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Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Dillian Whyte, Tyson Fury, Eddie Hearn, Heavyweight Boxing, Boxing

Rory O'Callaghan
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