Dillian Whyte: David Haye ‘Conned’ His Way Through Boxing Career
Dillian Whyte believes that David Haye is a con artist.
Haye is a former WBA Heavyweight Champion. He retired back in 2018. This was after suffering a fifth-round TKO loss in his rematch against Tony Bellew.
Whyte had wanted to fight Haye before the retirement announcement. “The Hayemaker” expressed his belief that Whyte wanted to catch him when he was past his prime. Whyte hasn’t taken too kindly to that theory.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Whyte ripped into Haye and accused him of ducking fights.
“Listen, David Haye is the biggest bully in the whole of boxing. That guy has conned his way through his boxing career, ducking and dodging, and picking fights. Saying stuff and belittling people to get fights made. There’s lots of fights that he should have had that he didn’t have, even as a cruiserweight.”
Whyte was set to meet Alexander Povetkin in a rematch for the interim WBC Heavyweight Title on November 21 but that plan has changed. Povetkin tested positive for COVID-19 and the bout had to be delayed. The plan is to have Povetkin vs. Whyte II take place in January.
As for Haye, he is now a boxing manager. He manages his former rival Derek Chisora.