Whyte: My Grandmother Can Finish Schwarz
Dillian Whyte is criticizing Tyson Fury on his opponent selection ahead of his return to the ring against Tom Schwarz.
Fury and Schwarz headline a Top Rank Boxing card tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be Fury’s first fight since battling Deontay Wilder to a split draw in their December WBC Title fight. A rematch between the two is set for early 2020, but it could have happened this year. Fury, however, took the boxing world by surprise and signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank.
Whyte says Fury’s claims of being the best heavyweight in the world can’t be taken seriously if he isn’t facing top-caliber talent.
“I don’t know how you call yourself the number one heavyweight in the world and be fighting Tom Schwarz. He’s number 56 in the world and seven in Germany!” Whyte said. “You can’t be the best in the world, giving it the biggun and be fighting Tom Schwarz. Fury turned down my next opponent, Oscar Rivas, to fight a bum. These guys think they are clever. They just want to keep tricking the fans. He talks [expletive], he says bad things about everyone else because of his own insecurities. He knows he is fighting a bum and goes on like he is the best heavyweight around — but he is not.
“I am fighting Rivas, an unbeaten former Olympian and a highly dangerous fighter who wrecked AJ-conqueror Andy Ruiz Jr’s Olympic hopes and he is fighting Tom Schwarz. Fury is conning the public. One thing he is doing though is giving Wilder a run for his money when it comes to being a coward.”
Whyte, who faces Rivas on July 20, has been on a journey over the past year to gain mandatory challenger status for a world championship. Last month, Whyte said he’d be willing to accept a final eliminator against Fury, and the WBC did sanction the fight, but nothing has come from it. It is assumed Fury did not accept the bout, which is what Whyte claims.
And Whyte unloaded on Fury with colorful remarks.
“A few weeks ago he publicly called me out and when I happily accepted, he said he’d only fight me if the WBC would put the diamond belt on the line,” Whyte said. “When they agreed and made an order for us to fight for the diamond belt, he bottled it and couldn’t run away fast enough. Pathetic. So he’s not a fighting man as he claims, he’s not the Gypsy King, but a running man. He’s the Gypsy Coward. Hopefully, the IBC [Imaginary Boxing Council] will now strip him of their prestigious Imaginary Lineal Championship belt and remove him from their imaginary rankings.
Tom Schwarz is garbage. If Fury doesn’t stop Tom Schwarz in the first few rounds, it is a terrible performance. My grandmother could stop Tom Schwarz.
“[Schwarz] is a quitter. Watch his fight with Senad Gashi. Gashi is a journeyman and he wanted to quit against him. If he beats Fury, it will be the greatest shock in the history of boxing. In fact, it will be the greatest shock in the history of sport. If Fury had flu, dengue fever and one arm, he would still beat Tom Schwarz! It is a nonsense fight. How can he get away with that being a main event in Las Vegas? It’s a joke.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene