Dillian Whyte Questions If Anthony Joshua Is Losing His Desire To Fight
Dillian Whyte isn’t sold on Anthony Joshua being as hungry in the fight game as he once was.
Joshua holds almost all the major gold at heavyweight. He’s only missing the WBC and The Ring Titles. Those belts are held by Tyson Fury. Joshua and Fury have agreed in principle to two fights.
“AJ” recently said he has about five years left before he’s done with the sport of boxing. During a chat with the folks over at Sky Sports, Whyte expressed his belief that Joshua may be losing his urge to compete at an elite level.
“Maybe he’s comfortable, maybe his drive and desire is going down. He seems to be fighting a lot more defensively than he used to do. Maybe he’s thinking, ‘You know what, I haven’t got long left, it’s a hard game.’
“When you achieve everything you’ve set out to achieve and you’ve got lots of money, sometimes you think, ‘You know what, let me just retire and go and do something else.’ He doesn’t strike me as someone who loves fighting. He loves the business and he loves the opportunities. Obviously he’s a good athlete and a good boxer, but he doesn’t strike me as someone who loves to fight. I love fighting. I enjoy fighting for the sake of fighting. That’s why I’ll fight anyone and I’m always ready to go.”
Joshua is coming off a successful WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Title defense against Kubrat Pulev. “AJ” knocked Pulev out in the ninth round.
As for Whyte, he’s got some unfinished business with Alexander Povetkin. Back in August 2020, Povetkin stopped Whyte in the fifth round to take the interim WBC Heavyweight Title. The two are expected to collide in a rematch on March 6.