Eddie Hearn believes Dillian Whyte is taking control away from Tyson Fury by staying put

With just one month to go until Tyson Fury defends his world title against Dillian Whyte, we’re yet to see the challenger speak out about the upcoming bout.

Fury and Whyte will fight at Wembley stadium on April 23 in what many are calling the biggest domestic encounter since Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno went head-to-head in 1993. 

In the past, Whyte has been vocal on social media and in the press about his upcoming opponent. However, since the fight was made official, the 33-year-old refused to turn up to the press conference and is yet to acknowledge the bout on his social media pages.

Despite this, promoter Eddie Hearn believes that Whyte's radio silence will be unnerving for the WBC champion.

He said: "It is non-stop arguments between the camps on so many different points, so I just hope they get in the ring and hopefully Dillian gets a shot.

Tyson Fury

"I don't think Tyson Fury knows where he is with it all. He normally likes to be in control.

"But Dillian is working hard and just taking the control away from Tyson Fury and he doesn't know what to do, I guess.

"Dillian is cut from a different cloth and Tyson will know how tough this fight is because they've sparred many rounds."

Whyte's refusal to turn up to last month's press conference sparked speculation over whether the fight would indeed go ahead.

Dillian Whyte

Nevertheless, the event has since sold out, with a capacity crowd set to greet both fighters at the home of English football.

Whyte, who has been inactive for 12 months, has lost just two of his 30 professional bouts.

Fury, on the other hand, is an unbeaten two-time world champion and has previously stated that this will be his final fight.

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