Tyson Fury confident he has won mind-game battle with Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury is confident he is winning the mind-game battle with Dillian Whyte ahead of their heavyweight title clash.

The 'Gypsy King' will defend his WBC crown against Whyte at Wembley on Saturday in front of a record 94,000 crowd. Whyte has finally broken his silence in the fight build-up after failing to show up for the initial press conference to promote the fight.

But Fury believes his persona brings a fear factor into his opponent's heads before the fight has even begun. "People always say I am a master of mind games but I don’t do anything intentionally I just talk," Fury said. "Sometimes it’s a load of old rubbish and sometimes it’s good, most of the time it is entertaining.

"But a lot of fighters have a fear factor that I am going to get in their head. But I’m not Doctor X, I am just a boxer, how can I get inside someone’s brain? Dillian Whyte not getting involved has shown that I am in his mind already. He has stayed away and stayed quiet because he thinks it will stop that. But I know he has been thinking hard about me."

Whyte stayed silent during the build-up and opted to remain away from any promotional activities after becoming frustrated with his treatment by Fury's promoter Frank Warren after he won purse bids to stage the event. Fury continued to try to entice his opponent into a battle of words on social media before entering a blackout to ensure full focus remained on his preparations.

Fury recently returned to social media to issue a KO warning to his rival, before both men fully came from cover during a press conference with the media this week. Whyte has now explained his silence admitting he felt "mugged off" by his lack of name in the fight build-up but is now ready to be professional.

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"It's not the 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 no-ones tune. We can dance together but it can't be one-way traffic. 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 professional. 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 if things have been done incorrectly.

"When these guys are trying to mug me off and treat me like it's the Tyson Fury show, they needed to get things corrected. Once things were corrected, I'm a professional at the end of the day and here I am."

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