Dillian Whyte launches a furious assault on ‘joker’ Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder … claim the Gypsy King hasn’t held up for ‘talking s ***’ and the heavyweight rivals are getting too much hype for ‘stuffed cherry-picked records ‘
- Dillian Whyte kept his world title dreams alive by beating Alexander Povetkin
- But he may have to wait until 2022 to meet current WBC Champion Tyson Fury
- The Gypsy King is focused on closing a deal for two fights with Anthony Joshua
- But Whyte has launched a vicious attack on Fury and Deontay Wilder
Dillian Whyte has launched a vicious rant on heavyweight duo Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder and has questioned their lofty status in boxing.
Whyte kept his world title dreams alive last month by avenging his shocking defeat to Alexander Povetkin last August with a break from the fourth round in Gibraltar.
The win earned him the WBC World Title, but he is unlikely to have a chance this calendar year to challenge current WBC Champion Fury.
Dillian Whyte has launched a vicious rant on heavyweight duo Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder
Whyte questioned the status that both Fury and Wilder (above) have within the sport
The Gypsy King is set for two fights in an all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua, with the first fight expected to take place in July.
But in conversation with Sky SportsWhyte insists he is unimpressed by Fury and Wilder’s failure to take on fighters at the top of the sport and believes he would currently be the undisputed champion had he been given the chance to take on Wilder last February. instead of Fury.
‘Everyone lets him in [Fury] get out talking s ***. It’s frustrating, ”Whyte said.
Fury and Wilder are given too much credit for their quilted, cherry-picked records and have only beaten one current Ring Magazine Top 10 fighter each.
Whyte kept his world title dreams alive last month by beating Alexander Povetkin
‘I have three reports. Fury calls himself the greatest of all time, but has turned down fights against me, even on the orders of the WBC. He’s a joker.
[Fury] fought against Wilder and defeated Wilder, but I’ve been trying to fight Wilder for a long time. If I had fought Wilder, I would have defeated Wilder before Fury. If I had beaten Wilder, I would be the undisputed WBC champion by now.
As things stand, there are two WBC heavyweight world champions. We have the exact same belt. How can Fury fight to be uncontested if he’s not even the undisputed WBC Champion? ‘
In June last year, Fury insisted that his achievements make him the greatest fighter of all time.
But he may have to wait until the next calendar year to meet WBC champions Fury
“There hasn’t been a heavyweight of any era in the last thousand years that could have tackled me, that will beat me,” he told BT Sport.
“I’m the best fighter who ever lived, and how about a little modesty!”
Fury also caused one of the biggest setbacks of all time in his career, beating Wladimir Klitschko and winning the WBA, WBO and IBF belts in 2015.
But Whyte claimed that to this day he has no idea of ’what happened to the Ukrainian’, regretting that after his retirement in 2017, there was never a chance of a rematch.
The Gypsy King is currently focusing on closing a deal for two fights with Anthony Joshua
“Klitschko was a great fighter, a great champion, but when he fought against Klitschko, I don’t know what happened to Klitschko that day,” Whyte added.
‘Wladimir, sometimes he’s good and sometimes – it didn’t seem like he was there to fight.
‘With Wladimir, it’s like he’s good at some fights, in other fights it’s like he’s just not there psychologically. He certainly wasn’t there that night and we never saw the second chance. ‘
However, Fury’s focus will now be on the mega-unification clash with Joshua, with the latter confirming an ‘initial official offer’ to host the fight, while promoter Eddie Hearn said the venue could be chosen next week.
Whyte also added that he didn’t know what happened to Wladimir Klitschko when he lost to Fury in 2015