Ngannou Reminds Whyte Of ‘That Other Deluded Coward Deontay Wilder’
Killing two birds with one stone, Dillian Whyte has opened the floodgates for the world of boxing and MMA to come after him.
The interim WBC Heavyweight Champion, Whyte (27-1) has been calling out UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou for a long time. Calling him a coward, Whyte believes he can easily beat Ngannou. He finally received an answer from Ngannou (15-3), as the UFC star discredited him while saying he can take him on in the cage and the ring. This comes after Ngannou expressed a desire to step into the boxing ring in the next few years.
Ngannou knocked out Jairzinho Rozenstruik a few weeks ago at UFC 249 in only 20 seconds. It was his fourth win in a row via some form of knockout. Still, Whyte is not impressed with his skills
“Ngannou is dumber than he sounds if he thinks he’s going to do anything in boxing,” Whyte stated to Sky Sports “If he turned up to fight me like the coward that he was against Derrick Lewis I’d hurt him and knock him clean out. That was officially the most boring fight in UFC history. The only thing more boring is his personality.”
The Lewis fight came after Ngannou lost a decision to UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic. Two affairs in which he wasn’t aggressive, Whyte is not convinced the man with 11 knockouts in 18 bouts has what it takes.
Whyte also stated a speck of dust has more personality than Ngannou. He then compared the 33-year-old to former WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder. Wilder lost the title to Tyson Fury back in February, but before that he never got to defend it against Whyte, who became interim champion in 2019. Even before that, Whyte was waiting for him. A few months ago, he told talkSPORT Wilder was hiding from him.
“I was his number one challenger since 2017, yet he never wanted to fight me and ducked and swerved my rightful shot for 900 days, pathetically hiding behind the WBC and begging them to allow him to fight anyone but me, Whyte said. “I would have destroyed him and he knows it.”
This time around, Ngannou and Wilder share the same name of “coward” in the eyes of Whyte.
“If I called him (Ngannou) a potato it would be a compliment. He reminds me of that other deluded coward Deontay Wilder”, said Whyte.
Whyte is currently set to face off against Alexander Povetkin for the interim title sometime in July.