Whyte Claims “Lowball Offer” For AJ Fight
Up until Anthony Joshua stepped into Madison Square Garden in December to see Canelo Alvarez fight Rocky Fielding, Dillian Whyte was viewed as the front runner for a fight with the unified world heavyweight champion on April 13th at Wembley Stadium.
Since that night, rumors have grown that Joshua is looking to postpone his return to Wembley and face Jarrell Miller in New York City in May or June.
Adding to the rumor late this week was Whyte receiving an initial offer to fight Joshua that he alleges would pay less than Whyte made when he defeated Dereck Chisora in December.
“There’s been a first offer but it is utterly ridiculous,” Whyte told Jim White on talkSPORT, “It’s way less than what I made against Chisora basically.
“It is a ridiculous offer, they’re not serious about the fight, I don’t think they want the fight, I think they just made an offer to cover ground. It’s just silly, I’m a pay-per-view fighter now in the UK which I’ve built by myself against all the odds. It’s not like I’m a journeyman. I’ve had nine fights since I fought him and won them all in spectacular fashion. I don’t think he wants to fight me, there’s easier paydays out there for him and he knows that I will bring problems to his mum’s house, so he don’t want it.”
“Apart from me, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder you can’t sell out Wembley,” Whyte said of the man who beat him in 2015, “So let’s be realistic.
“It looks like Tyson Fury’s gonna fight Deontay Wilder, so if he’s serious he needs to stop messing about. This is an easy fight to make, it’s not a hard fight, I have the rankings, we have history. We fought twice already, no-one’s gonna complain about the fight, so what’s the problem?”
“[It’s] way off, how can I make more to fight Dereck Chisora? There’s middle ground, there’s okay ground and there’s way, way, way off. It’s arrogance.”
Quotes Transcribed by Boxing Scene