Whyte: Joshua Doesn’t Want This Smoke
With Deontay Wilder focused on Tyson Fury, it seems that Dillian Whyte is the top option to face Anthony Joshua this April at Wembley Stadium.
Yet, when asked on Soccer AM this week about making the rematch with Joshua for his WBA, IBF, and WBO titles, Whyte feels that the champion is scared to face him.
“We’ve been trying to make the fight behind the scenes for a while. We’ve been trying to speak. We were meant to hear after Wilder and Tyson Fury, what’s happening, but we’ve heard nothing,” he said.
“It will happen eventually but I think it should happen now, because I’m in a good place now. Last time we fought I had a lot of issues, injuries and stuff, and I almost nailed him last time. I think he’s seen my power is returning, I’m getting in better physical shape, I’m much more composed, as crazy as I was a couple years ago!
“He might want to fight, I want to fight, but I think his team is looking at it thinking: ‘You know what, we don’t need this Dillian Whyte smoke right now’.
“I want to fight Joshua, we’ve got history, this would be the third time. He’s won one, I’ve won one, speaking of Whyte besting him as an amateur. “This would be the decider.”
“If you look at Joshua’s six opponents before he fought for the world title, Wilder’s six opponents before the world title, Tyson’s six opponents. The guys I fought and the guys they fought, it’s the difference between night and day.
“They can only avoid me for so long. It’s only a matter of time.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports