Fury believes Whyte’s failure to show up for their original press conference to promote the event shows he won the mind game battle ahead of their heavyweight meeting
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Tyson Fury confident he will win mind game fight Dillian Whyte before her heavyweight title fight.
The ‘Gypsy King’ will defend his WBC crown against Whyte on Saturday at Wembley Stadium in front of a record crowd of 94,000. Whyte has finally broken his silence in the fight setup after failing to show up for the first press conference to promote the fight.
But Fury believes his persona puts a fear factor in his opponent’s mind before the fight has even started. “People always say I’m a master of mind games, but I don’t do anything on purpose, I just talk,” Fury said. “Sometimes it’s a bunch of old junk and sometimes it’s good, most of the time it’s entertaining.
“But a lot of fighters have a fear factor that I will get into their head. But I’m not Doctor X, I’m just a boxer, how can I penetrate someone’s brain? Dillian Whyte, who doesn’t interfere, has shown that I’m already on his mind. He stayed away and kept quiet because he thinks it’s going to stop. But I know he was thinking deeply about me.”
Whyte was silent during setup and decided to stay away from promotional activities after becoming frustrated with his treatment by Fury’s promoter Frank Warren after winning offers of money to host the event. Fury had previously tried to tempt his opponent into a war of words on social media went into a blackout to ensure he could focus fully on his preparations.
Fury recently returned to social media to issue a KO warning to his rival before both men completely broke cover during a press conference with the media this week. Whyte has now declared his silence, admitting he felt “ambushed” by his lack of a name in the build-up but is now ready to be professional.
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“That’s not it Tyson Fury Show, his fights with Detonay Wider didn’t sell out, it’s not just the Tyson Fury show,” he said. “This show sold out because of me and Tyson Fury. This is about Tyson Fury and me, it’s the Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte show. I don’t dance to anyone’s tune. We can dance together, but it can’t be a one-way street. I’m a disciplined guy, I’ve learned to be disciplined over the years.
“You want me to do things? Cool, but I’m a pro. I’ve had six or seven pay-per-view shows and I know how to do things and I’ve always dealt with my opponents when things were done wrong.
“When these guys try to rob me and treat me like it’s the Tyson Fury show, they had to put things right. Once things are rectified, at the end of the day I’m a pro and here I am.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/tyson-fury-dillian-whyte-boxing-26735122 Tyson Fury confident he's won mind game battle with Dillian Whyte