A look into the average punches thrown per round by Dillian Whyte, including Anthony Joshua

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The "Body Snatcher" is promising to silence Fury and send the heavyweight division into shock at Wembley Stadium. Whyte challenges Fury in front of 94,000 fans - the biggest attended UK event for a post-war boxing fight and according to reports, it is set to generate the most revenue from a Wembley event since the stadium was built in 2007. BT Sport Box Office have the rights in the UK and it will cost £24.99 to watch while it is an eye-watering $69.99 in America despite the bout not being prime time hours in Eastern and Pacific times.

Fury has been labelled the most charismatic fighter since Muhammad Ali and is the big favourite going into the all-British blockbuster.

For Whyte to win, he will have to outwork Fury, land punches to the body and make sure his left hook is at its vicious best.

Workrate could be key and below, we take a look at the average amount of punches Whyte has thrown in key fights.

Alexander Povetkin rematch - 33

Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte

The rematch saw Whyte produce 33 punches per round which is below his normal average but you have to take into account that he won inside four rounds.

Alexander Povetkin - 40

Whyte had Povetkin on the canvas twice but it didn't stop his Russian opponent from landing a punch from the Gods to win in round five.

Mariusz Wach - 64

This is actually quite impressive considering Whyte was out of shape for the fight - which took place on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia. Whyte won the contest via unanimous decision with two judges scoring it 97-93 while the other judge tallied it up 98-93 in favour of the Brit.

Oscar Rivas - 60

Whyte earned a points win over the dangerous Rivas to win the WBC interim heavyweight title at London's O2 Arena. In total, he threw 720 punches and it included Whyte climbing up from the canvas in round nine.

Derek Chisora rematch - 53

Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora
Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora

Whyte beat his arch-rival in round 11 and at the time of the stoppage, the Brixton star was averaging 53 punches per round.

Joseph Parker - 51

Whyte threw 612 punches in the fight on his way to recording a win over New Zealand's former heavyweight champion.

Lucas Browne - 50

The fight lasted just six rounds with Whyte knocking out his Australian opponent in ruthless style.

Robert Helenius - 54

In a dull fight, Whyte overcame an awkward Helenius who was unwilling to trade punches throughout the 12 rounds.

Anthony Joshua 70

Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua

In 2015, Whyte tasted the first defeat of his career in a five-round shootout against Anthony Joshua.

One thing you can't deny is Whyte's efforts to win the fight. He rocked Joshua in round two and averaged 70 punches per round. In total, Whyte averages 56 punches thrown per round, according to CompuBox stats.

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