Whyte: Joshua is like a housewife that is being controlled
By Scott Gilfoid: Dillian Whyte (15-0, 12 KOs) will be battling Brian Minto, and Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) takes on Gary Cornish in heavyweight action this Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England. Whyte and Joshua will be meeting each other on December 12th if they win their respective fights on Saturday.
During Thursday’s final press conference, Whyte and Joshua jawed back and forth with one another about their upcoming December fight. Joshua doesn’t seem capable of taking Whyte seriously, as he sees him as little more than a speed bump that he doesn’t need to pay attention to or respect.
For his part, Whyte sees Joshua as a robot housewife, who is putting on an act in front of the British boxing public and not showing the person he really is. Whyte thinks that Joshua is fake.
“I’m telling you now he probably choreographed and rehearsed that, trying to wind me up,” Whyte said to skysports.com. “But I didn’t let him wind me up. I just said what was on my mind and what I think of him. He’s sitting there like a robot. I cannot wait for his batteries to run out.”
Well, Whyte is going to need to wait a little bit longer before he gets a chance to wear Joshua out on December 12th, because Joshua has a mismatch this Saturday night against unbeaten Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KOs) in their fight for the Commonwealth heavyweight title. Cornish is unbeaten, but he’s so slow of hand and foot. His defense is poor, and he’s not a big puncher.
I actually rate Cornish below Joshua’s last opponent Kevin Johnson, who Joshua stopped in two rounds last May. Cornish has built his resume beating fighters like Zoltan Csala, Marino Goles, Larry Olubamiwo, Hrvoje Kisicek, Ivica Perkovic, and Tomas Mrazek. Cornish has been a pro for twice as long as Joshua, but he’s still facing the same quality opposition that he faced since he turned pro in 2011. There hasn’t been a move up the food chain for Cornish. As such, he’s got a resume that is just filled with 3rd tier fodder. We’re not even talking 2nd tier. He’s fought nothing but 3rd tier guys as far as the eye can see in Cornish’s resume.
“If you’re a man and you can’t be yourself, you have to be so fake,” Whyte said. “Even what he was saying today, he was thinking so bad. He wanted to please everybody. That’s not a real man. He’s not real, he’s like a housewife that is being controlled.”
Joshua was talking but there no emotion on his face much of the time. He has a flat affect when he talks, and it looks very strange. When you compare the facial expressions on Joshua with someone more animated like Tony Bellew, it’s like a night and day. Bellew shows what he’s thinking. With Joshua, he talks as if he’s in a trance, and it’s difficult to know whether he’s serious or not.
With Joshua, all we know is he was beaten by Whyte in the past, and he won a controversial gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics. A lot of fans think Joshua lost two to three of those fights during the Olympics, but was given the gold medal anyway. I know that I had Joshua losing all four of his fights in the competition.
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