Dillian Whyte fears Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury could be boring

Dillian Whyte has voiced his concerns that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury's long-awaited fight will fail to live up to expectations.

Joshua and Fury are set to compete for all four major heavyweight belts this summer after signing the relevant contracts earlier this month.

The mega-fight to determine the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world is expected to take place in Saudi Arabia in June or July, with a rematch likely to take place at the end of the year.

Joshua and Fury's clash is widely considered to be the biggest in British boxing history – but former WBC interim champion Whyte admits it could be "really boring".

"In my opinion it's a 50/50 fight because they have a lot of similarities and they can both adapt and modify their styles depending on their opponent, so it's very difficult to say who will win," he told BBC Sport .

"It could be really exciting or it could be really boring where they try to be too technical and one is waiting for the other. I can't wait though."

Analysing the strengths of his two fellow Brits, Whyte added: "Joshua is strong, has good speed and he's shown resilience coming back when he's been hurt against other fighters.

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"Against Andy Ruiz he got knocked out, but he showed versatility second time around in the rematch, not taking any chances.

"Fury is very slick, has good reflexes and good movement for a big guy, but I'm not sure if he's physically stronger.

"But he is taller and weighs more and has got more reach. He's one of those guys that you think he's about to lose a fight, but then he comes back.

"He's overcome adversity and he's beaten guys in fashions that you didn't think he would have done.

"He draws with Deontay Wilder and then he says he is going to knock him out next time and he does. He went from a backfoot defensive fighter to a front foot offensive fighter."

Whyte fought Joshua in 2015 and suffered the first defeat of his career via seventh-round TKO. He would go on to win his next nine fights before clinching the WBC interim heavyweight championship in 2019, meaning he would be due a shot at Fury's belt after the Brit defeated Deontay Wilder in February 2020.

But Whyte suffered a shock defeat by Alexander Povetkin last August and must now reclaim his interim title in a rematch with the Russian on Saturday to have a shot at facing the winner of Joshua versus Fury.

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"If I beat Povetkin then that makes me the mandatory challenger again, but as Fury has signed to fight Joshua, I'm going to have to wait," said Whyte.

"I'm obviously excited at the prospect of fighting one of them for four belts. They're the best in the world and I'm in boxing to fight the best.

"But if they sign for two fights, I'd probably have to wait for a year to fight them. I wouldn't sit around though – I'd fight someone else in between. I was number one challenger before, but I still took dangerous fights."

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