Fighting Words: Dillian Whyte Sends A Message To Anthony Joshua
Not once to mince his words, Dillian Whyte is ready to defend himself based on things Anthony Joshua has said. He doesn’t mind having two fights in one night on August 22.
Whyte (27-1) is set to face off against Alexander Povetkin from inside “Matchroom Fight Camp” in Essex. Defending his interim WBC Heavyweight Title, a shot at destiny is on the line. If all goes according to plan, he could end up facing off against Joshua in a rematch from their 2015 fight. He would lose to Joshua via TKO for the WBC International, Commonwealth, and British Heavyweight Titles.
Bad blood between the two forming following the bout, Joshua has teased (via Sky Sports) showing up to “Fight Camp” and fighting Whyte himself. Whyte is willing to take him up on his offer.
“He might get a box, if he does that,” Whyte told Sky Sports. “If he does that, he might get a box, there and then, one box.
“He thinks it’s a game, but I don’t play games with these guys. They think it’s a game, scream and shout and get in each other’s faces, but if he does, he will get a box.”
Since losing to Joshua, Whyte has won eleven in a row. He has beaten David Allen, Dereck Chisora (x2), Robert Helenius, and Joseph Parker. “The Body Snatcher” beat Oscar Rivas back in July 2019 for the interim WBC title. His last fight was a unanimous decision win over Mariusz Wach in December. Now number one in the WBC since 2017, Whyte is ready to take over.
Joshua must get through Kubrat Pulev to potentially face Tyson Fury. He and Fury agreed in principle to fight one another in 2021. Fury must get past Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout, however. After that, the WBC has made an order to have Whyte face the winner of the fight. Whyte is over playing games, and whatever Joshua has to say. He believes the meeting between him and Fury was planned and is ready to shut him and everyone else up.
“I don’t know and I don’t really care what he thinks or what he believes. I don’t know, it’s hard to say. He says one thing one day and the next day he says something else. There’s no consistency with AJ,” Whyte went on to say. “There’s no consistency with him. He says this, then he says that. He just talks a lot of c**p. I’m sick and tired of all these guys that’s talking, talking, talking all the time.”