Whyte Reveals He Dropped Fury During Sparring Session
Despite being the interim WBC Heavyweight Champion, Dillian Whyte feels like the odd man out. Having been promised a world title shot, Whyte has been waiting since July 2019 for his chance at undisputed gold. His patience running thin, Whyte (27-1) is ready to put it all on the table.
That includes revealing the truth about sparring with WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Whyte revealed why Fury may be avoiding him. He also wanted to clear the air after Fury told a different story on how sparring went between them.
“He’s the one that come out and said he beat me up in the gym and stuff like that,” Whyte stated. “I can tell you now, that didn’t happen. I don’t like telling sparring stories, but people in the game know. They know about me.
“Well, me and Tyson Fury sparred and I bashed him about and dropped him on multiple occasions. Simple as that.”
Come on @Tyson_Fury you stole my mandatory @WBCBoxing fight me are you a King or a coward like @BronzeBomber let’s fight @EddieHearn I’m ready @vow_nutrition
Let’s go #BodySnatcher pic.twitter.com/g1grWMUu29
— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) May 22, 2020
Whyte hasn’t lost a bout since 2016, when Anthony Joshua beat him for the WBC International, Commonwealth, and British Heavyweight Titles. Back in July he beat Oscar Rivas for the interim WBC Heavyweight Title. He was then suspended for a failed drug test that ended up coming back with inconclusive results.
Reinstated, Whyte was supposed to face Alexander Povetkin for the title on May 2 but that has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The bout is now rumored for July. Meanwhile, Fury beat Deontay Wilder in a rematch back in February for the WBC title. The two are supposed to face one another in a trilogy bout before the end of the year.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman stated that Whyte will get his shot at the title by February 2021. Due to the coronavirus and the rumors of a Fury-Joshua bout, it would appear that the date would need to be pushed back. Whyte does not want that to happen and has continued to call out Fury for not taking his challenge seriously.
“If I was such an easy fight, why is he not in any rush to fight me? He said before beating Wilder, when I beat Wilder, I’m going to give Dillian Whyte his title shot. He just talks rubbish,” Whyte went on to say. “This is war, let’s go.”
Whyte could potentially be next for a shot if Wilder is still recuperating from biceps surgery. This is something he is currently keeping an eye on.