Whyte Refuses To Go Out Like AJ Did
Dillian Whyte will not count his chickens before they hatch.
The long awaiting WBC #1 contender gets his chance to hold a piece of the governing body’s world heavyweight title on Saturday night, as he faces Oscar Rivas for the interim title.
While Whyte is chomping at the bit for a shot at Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury, the British boxer refuses to get ahead of himself.
“You know me, man,” Whyte said during a press conference Thursday in London. “We’ve been working for a while. I don’t overlook no one. I train hard for everyone and the violence of this sport excites me. So, I trained for it. You know what I mean? I love that. You know, I trained for that and I’m ready for that. And why would I, all of a sudden, don’t overlook anyone in my career, and overlook someone now? Like I said, the man is dangerous.”
While Whyte has faced tougher tests in his sole career loss to Anthony Joshua,Whyte refuses to look past Rivas and end up like Joshua, on the canvas and without a world championship.
“Look at him, you know?,” Whyte said of the undefeated Rivas. “He’s got it all. He’s got a great team. He’s training in Colombia. He trained here, he trained there, he done this. He came over, he adapted to the time zone and all this other stuff.”
“Hundreds of amateur fights and all this other stuff. But that means nothing. This is gonna be a fight. And if there’s one thing I know how to do it’s to fight. I’ve been fighting forever. Anyone that know me will tell you. That’s what I do, I fight. You know? I don’t a lot of other things well, but I know how to fight.”