Whyte: Joshua Is “Avoiding” Hard Fights
Dillian Whyte is calling Anthony Joshua to the carpet because he feels the unified world heavyweight champion is taking easy opponents.
Whyte started his call out campaign of Joshua following his knockout of Dereck Chisora on December 22nd at the O2 Arena in London, as Joshua sat ringside.
“I called him out there live thinking the fight could be made and I was very disappointed with Anthony’s response. I was ready for him to say ‘Okay, let’s get it on’. Wilder is not going to fight him because he doesn’t want it and is fighting Tyson Fury. But from his answer – and the way he was acting – I think AJ might want the fight, but I don’t think his team wants the fight,” Whyte told Adam Catterall of The Sports Bar on Talk Sport.
“I think AJ is going into the business now thinking ‘I can have mediocre, easy fights and still make a load of money’ so why not? Realistically, if he wanted to fight Wilder… after Wilder came over with the $50 million he still didn’t want to fight him. He had whatever excuse he had for why the Wilder fight didn’t happen. First he said he wanted to fight Tyson Fury before Tyson Fury came back.
“But now Tyson Fury has come back with a good performance against Wilder all of a sudden he is saying ‘Oh, now I want to fight Wilder because Tyson Fury lost’. But I didn’t think Tyson Fury did himself any injustice in that fight. If anything, I thought he put on a great performance and he boxed well.”
With Fury and Joshua intent on facing each other in a rematch later this year, Whyte is considered the front runner for an April 13th date with Joshua, but since December, Joshua has been linked to a potential Madison Square Garden debut against New York native Jarrell Miller.
Report Via TalkSport