Whyte Could See Miller Upsetting Joshua
While he’s no longer next in line to face unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte is watching Joshua and his next challenger closely, and he has an idea on how the fight will play out.
Whyte was scheduled to challenge Joshua on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London, but the match fell through after failed negotiations. Joshua is now scheduled to make his U.S. debut on June 1 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where he’ll defend his heavyweight world titles against Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller.
Joshua has promised to “dismantle” Miller, whom he got into a heated confrontation with at a DAZN press conference back in July. But “Big Baby” has promised to come out firing from the get-go, believing he can tire out the defending champion.
And Whyte says he’s spotted some weaknesses in Joshua’s game that gives Miller a decent chance of pulling off an upset.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he does beat Joshua,” Whyte said. “Joshua has got very gun-shy, and if Miller can absorb his punishment early, and bring it to him late in the fight, then I wouldn’t be surprised if Miller does beat him. I wouldn’t be shocked. I wouldn’t be surprised at all, if Miller beat him.”
Whyte is now currently targeted to face Dominic Breazeale for the interim WBC heavyweight title, with the winner becoming mandatory challenger to the winner of a planned rematch between champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
“That’s what we want,” Whyte said. “I’ve had 10 or more WBC title fights. [I’ve] Been the WBC No. 1 ranked fighter for 18 months, two years or something. Defended the position, won every WBC belt I was eligible to win, apart for the world title, so it’s about time.
“Not even the champions have taken the route I’ve taken. If the winner of the Wilder-Fury fight doesn’t get injured, then yeah, interim title in June or July, fight for the world title in December. What a year that would be.”
But Whyte says rest assured, he’ll be back to face Joshua in the future.
“If AJ loses, I’ll still fight him, because it’s personal with me and him. It’s not about the titles. If he loses his next 10 fights, I’ll still fight him. I just won’t be taken for a mug, that’s all.”
Original Story: Sky Sports