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Whyte: I want to finish Joshua once and for all

Anthony JoshuaBy Scott Gilfoid: One of the most talented heavyweights in the UK Dillian Whyte (14-0, 11 KOs) is ready to shut down the Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) hype train by stopping him in their fight in November or December. Whyte, 27, has taken a real disliking to Joshua ever since he beat him badly in their fight in 2009.

Initially, Whyte didn’t mind the 6’6” Joshua and felt that he was okay bloke, but after he heard some things that Joshua had been saying about him, he changed opinion about him and now sees Joshua as a snake that he wants to eradicate when he gets him inside the ring for their rematch at the pro level.

Whyte wants to beat Joshua badly enough to show who the better fighter is between the two guys for all time. After this fight there will be no question who the top dog is in the UK.

Yeah, there will still be Tyson Fury, but he’s expected to be knocked out by IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in their fight on October 24th, and once Fury tastes defeat for the first time, he’ll be in a long rebuilding stage where he’ll be seen as below the winner of the Whyte-Joshua fight by a lot of boxing fans.

“We were alright but then he came back and started saying some more stuff so I flipped out and said ‘this guy is a snake,” Whyte said to Skysports.com. “I can’t trust this guy. I want to get in the ring, have another fight with this guy and settle this once and for all.”

To get rid of Joshua once and for all, Whyte is going to need to give him a real thrashing though, because Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn will surely put him back on a diet of guys like Matt Skelton, Jason Gavern, Raphael Zumbano Love and Matt Legg type heavyweights, and after Joshua beats them all again, the hype train will be back up to the same speed it was at before Whyte beat him for the second time.

Whyte will really need to give Joshua a royal pounding if he wants him to be put out of his misery and not popping back up giving him some lip. The worst thing you can have is Whyte beating Joshua over and over again, and Joshua popping back up telling him he can’t do it a third and fourth time.

I want to rip his head off to be honest,” Whyte said. “It’s not going to be the Anthony Joshua show. It’ll be the Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua show; two undefeated prospects going in there with pride. We don’t like each other. I’m coming full of ambition and belief that I can beat him and knock him out.”

Well, if Whyte beats Joshua around the ring like he did in their amateur fight in 2009, then I don’t see Joshua being able to finish the full 12 round fight. I mean, Whyte had Joshua down twice in just three rounds in their amateur contest, and this was with Joshua wearing gear to take some of the impact out of the punches. Without the head gear, Joshua might have a problem making it past four or five rounds with Whyte nailing him with monstrous hooks to the head and combinations.

Whyte will be fighting on August 1st against a still to be determined opponent at the Craven Park Stadium, Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. This will be a tune-up fight for Whyte, so you can’t expect him to be battling someone along the lines of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder for this fight. It’s just a stay busy fight for him to get sharp and get ready for his bout against Joshua at the end of the year.


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