Tyson Fury congratulates enemy Dillian Whyte for avenging Povetkin loss.. even if rival 'looked 110 years old'

TYSON FURY congratulated Dillian Whyte for avenging his loss to Alexander Povetkin – but thought the Russian 'looked 110 years old'.

Whyte was knocked out and lost his status as Fury's WBC mandatory in August after a stunning left uppercut.

But the Brit boxed with his career on the line in the rematch at the end of March, and returned the favour with an equally devastating left hook finish.

Fury, who has had a long-running feud with former training partner Whyte, praised his rival, but questioned 41-year-old Povetkin, who did have a serious bout of coronavirus earlier in the year.

He told Behind The Gloves: "I watched it. I thought he did well and avenged his loss, fair play to him.

"He can only beat who's in front of him, but to be honest with you though, Povektin looked 110 years old, he looked finished.

"He had no legs underneath him. But still, they all take knocking out, so fair play. I'm not here to slate anybody's performances.

"I didn’t slate him when he got chinned and I'm not going to slate him now he has won. So fair play to the guy."

Fury, 32, is in America to support his close friend Billy Joe Saunders, 31, who fights Canelo Alvarez, 30, on May 8.

The WBC champion, who beat Deontay Wilder, 35, in February 2020, is also setting up his training camp to face Anthony Joshua, 31.


The heavyweight superstars are being presented with dates and venues for their undisputed title decider, planned to be fought over two legs.

It leaves Whyte, 32, and the rest of the contenders facing a wait on the sidelines.

But Fury, who first drew to Wilder in 2018 before winning their rematch, warned that his old rival has the beating of everyone else, including AJ and Whyte.

He said: "I don’t think he can beat Deontay Wilder.

"I have no love for Wilder, I think he is a piece of s*** dosser but I am the only man who can beat him.

"I am not a betting man but I would put a lot of money on Wilder beating all the others."

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