Following his former opponent’s win on December 22nd, unified world champion Anthony Joshua claimed that he’d knockout that “idiot” Dillian Whyte.
Whyte, following an 11th round knockout win over Joshua’s idol Dereck Chisora, called Joshua into the ring to challenge the champion for his next date at Wembley Stadium.
Speaking to Sky Sports Box Office, Joshua said: “You know what, Dillian is an idiot you know.
“You know why,” the champion continued. “I showed him some respect. I just told him straight ‘Dillian, I knocked you out clean when we fought, but let’s forget about that, because we’ve both developed, so let’s prove who is a better fighter now’.”
“If Deontay Wilder ain’t serious, and he’s going to fight Tyson Fury and he doesn’t want to become undisputed, Dillian you’ll get a shot.
“He starts piping up, so I said ‘alright cool.’ I’m quite respectful, but if Dillian steps in the ring with me, trust me, you best believe me, none of these heavyweights are on my level.
The two time Olympic gold medalist asked the crowd if they wanted to see him rematch Whyte, telling the audience at the O2 Arena: “When the crowd start cheering, and start saying they want to see Dillian, and if it does happen, I don’t want to hear no talk when I whoop him and knock him out, ‘oh he’s had an easy touch, he should have fought Wilder.’ Anyone of them are welcome to step in that ring with me.”
“I’m not annoyed, but I’m ready. As I said to Dillian, ‘well done, give a cheer for Chisora, give a cheer for Dillian, both warriors put it all on the line’. He told me he wants to fight some lanky whatnot, so I said ‘what?’ I step up there, ‘say it to my face,’ or I’ll stay out the ring, cool.
“Dillian, look, I’ve got my target on becoming undisputed. He starts piping up and trying to walk out of the ring. Come and stand in front of me and talk to me like a man, if you’re serious, and that’s where I’m coming from.
“If you’re not serious, don’t mention my name, and don’t disrespect me, because I mean my business. I’m about my business.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports