Dillian Whyte Demands Respect Against Fury
Dillian Whyte is letting everyone know that he is not just another fight for WBC heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. The 34-year-old Whyte has been silent in the promotion leading up to his Unification Heavyweight Championship Bout Against Fury on April 23rd at Wembley Stadium. “The Body Snatcher” broke his silence on a zoom press conference on LivetalkSports. Articulating his frustration with the narrative around the fight.
“It’s not the Tyson Fury show.
“Everybody’s saying, ‘Oh, Tyson Fury this, Tyson Fury.’
“If Tyson Fury was such a big star – he never sold out any of the fights with Deontay Wilder.
“You know that, that’s a fact, the fights have never sold out, so this is not the Tyson Fury show.
Whyte has held the interim WBC heavyweight Title since March of last year and feels that he is not getting the respect that a champion of his caliber is owed.
“This show sold out because of me and Tyson Fury.” He continues to say.
“It’s not just the Tyson Fury show, it’s the Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte show.
“We’re both in the fight together so some things need to be done correctly….
“…We can dance together, but it can’t be one-way traffic.”
Whyte’s demand for respect is completely understandable. The former mixed martial artist has amassed a 30 and 2 record in his boxing career and 19 of those wins have been by knockout. The Body Snatcher’s silence up until this point may have been due to his camp’s disputes with Fury’s UK promoter Frank Warren. In an act of protest Whyte skipped the initial launch press conference last month.
“I’ve had six or seven PPV shows and I’ve worked hard on them, I’ve always looked after my opponents and dealt with them correctly.
“So when these guys were just trying to mug me off and treat me like this is the Tyson Fury show – they’ve got to get certain things correct.
We don’t know the details of any agreement that was made. It would seem both parties came to a compromise and the fight will go on and Dillian Whyte will be ready.
“We’re close to getting them corrected, then I’m a professional at the end of the day, so now here I am.
“I’m here and I’m ready. I’m in good shape and I’m ready to go.”