Dillian Whyte launches furious attack on ‘joker’ Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder… claiming the Gypsy King is not pulled up for ‘talking s***’ and the heavyweight rivals get too much hype for ‘padded, cherry-picked records’
- Dillian Whyte kept his world title dreams alive by beating Alexander Povetkin
- But he may have to wait until 2022 to face current WBC champion Tyson Fury
- The Gypsy King is focusing on finalising a two-fight deal with Anthony Joshua
- But Whyte has launched a vicious attack on Fury and Deontay Wilder
Dillian Whyte has launched a vicious tirade 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 shock knockout defeat by Alexander Povetkin last August with a fourth round stoppage victory in Gibraltar.
The victory secured him the WBC’s interim-world title, but a shot at challenging current WBC champion Fury is unlikely to occur this calendar year.
Dillian Whyte has launched a vicious tirade on heavyweight duo Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder
Whyte questioned the status that both Fury and Wilder (above) hold within the sport
The Gypsy King is set for two fights in an all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua, with the first bout expected to take place in July.
But speaking to Sky Sports, Whyte insists he has been left unimpressed by Fury and Wilder’s failure to beat fighters at the top of the sport and believes he would currently be the undisputed champion had he been given the opportunity to beat Wilder in February last year instead of Fury.
‘Everyone lets him [Fury] get away with talking s***. It’s frustrating,’ Whyte said.
‘Fury and Wilder get too much credit for their padded, 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 defeating Alexander Povetkin
‘I’ve beaten three. Fury calls himself the greatest of all time, yet has turned down fights against me, even when ordered by the WBC. The guy’s a joker.
‘[Fury] fought Wilder and beat Wilder, but I’ve been trying to fight Wilder for a long time. If I had fought Wilder, I’d have beaten Wilder before Fury. If I’d have beaten Wilder, I’d be undisputed WBC champion by now.
‘As things stand there are two WBC world heavyweight champions. We have exactly the same belt. How can Fury fight to be undisputed when he is not even the undisputed WBC champion?’
In June last year, Fury insisted his achievements make him the best fighter of all time.
But he may have to wait until the next calendar year to face WBC champions Fury
‘There hasn’t been a heavyweight from any era in the last thousand years that could’ve tackled me, who’ll beat me,’ he told BT Sport.
‘I’m the greatest fighter that’s ever lived, and how about that for a bit of modesty!’
Fury has also inflicted one of the biggest upsets of all time in his career by beating Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, WBO and IBF belts in 2015.
But Whyte claimed he to this day is clueless as to ‘what happened’ to the Ukranian, and regrets there was never a chance for a rematch after retiring in 2017.
The Gypsy King is currently focusing on finalising a two-fight deal with Anthony Joshua
‘Klitschko was a great fighter, a great champion, but when he fought Klitschko, I don’t know what happened to Klitschko that day,’ Whyte added.
‘Wladimir, sometimes he’s good and other times – it didn’t seem like he was there to fight.
‘With Wladimir, it’s like some fights he’s good, then other fights it’s like he’s just psychologically not there. He wasn’t there that night for sure and we never got to see the rematch.’
Fury’s focus now however will be the mega-unification clash with Joshua, with the latter confirming a ‘first official offer’ to stage the fight, while promoter Eddie Hearn said the venue could be picked next week.
Whyte also added he did not know what happened to Wladimir Klitschko when he lost to Fury in 2015