Whyte Warns Miller To Keep His Distance
Jarrell Miller will be in London on December 22nd as Dillian Whyte challenges Dereck Chisora, and has been warned by Whyte to keep his distance.
“Jarrell has said things to Dillian that didn’t go down well at all,” promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports. “[Their relationship] isn’t pleasant.”
Whyte expanded: on his issues with Miller, claiming: “As long as [Miller] stays away from me, we are cool. If he gets in my face and insults me, then something serious will happen. That I can guarantee.
“I haven’t got bad blood towards him. But he has said things. If it’s on, it’s on.
“If he disrespects me, I will hurt him badly.”
Hearn added: “I don’t want Jarrell disrupting Dillian because I want Dillian to focus on Chisora. So I told Jarrell that – whether he listens or not is another story.”
Whyte looks at a win over Chisora was the opening needed to secure a 2019 shot against Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua, but is in limbo as Joshua looks to secure a fight with Wilder and Wilder looks to have a rematch against Tyson Fury.
“We’ve been trying to become mandatory for a while,” Whyte said. “We’ve been doing our thing behind the scenes, so let’s see.”
Hearn explained: “[The WBO mandatory] isn’t due until the end of next year.
“The WBC could order him against Dominic Breazeale in an eliminator…But Whyte vs Miller is a big fight. We’d do it in the UK.”
“He’s hoping to win on Saturday and go straight into the Wembley fight. But anything could happen – he could lose, he could get injured,” Hearn said on Wednesday of a potential Whyte-Joshua showdown on April 13t. “So we can’t say that [Joshua vs Whyte] will definitely happen.
“But if [Joshua] can’t fight Wilder or Tyson Fury, we look to the winner of [Whyte vs Chisora] and say: ‘that’s probably where our opponent will come from’.”
When asked of a potential fight between Joshua and Miller, Hearn looked towards a rumored Madison Square Garden showdown later in the year. “I’d like the American debut to be against Wilder, but if not, fighting in New York against a New Yorker with a big mouth would make a lot of sense,” Hearn said earlier this week.
Initial Report: Sky Sports