Fury to Whyte: “you ain’t getting WBC shot”
By Tim Royner: Dillian Whyte won’t be getting a title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder anytime soon, according to lineal champ Tyson Fury. The Gypsy King states that he’ll be fighting Wilder twice in 2020, once on February 22, and then later in the year in a trilogy match. Fury says Wilder will use his rematch clause to fight him after he beats him next February in their rematch.
Whyte is facing Oscar Rivas (26-0, 18 KOs) this month in less than two weeks on July 20 in what Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says is an official WBC heavyweight title eliminator.
He says Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) used to be one of his sparring partners, but they had to send him home because he couldn’t defend himself.
Fury says Whyte won’t be getting WBC title shot in 2020
“Ha ha, you ain’t getting a WBC shot. 500 days as the mandatory, is it? Still can’t get a title shot, and I’ve tied Wilder up for two fights,” Fury said to Behind The Gloves in gloating about how he’s going to get two fights against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, whereas Dillian Whyte will be passed over. “So we’re going to fight on February 27, and then the rematch clause. A trilogy. So it don’t look like he’s [Whyte] going to get his shot,” said Fury.
Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn is going to have a royal fit if Fury fights Wilder twice in 2020 without Dillian getting a shot at the WBC belt. Hearn feels that Whyte should have already gotten the title shot just based on him being ranked #1 with the World Boxing Council. He doesn’t say much about Whyte electing not to take part in a title eliminator last year against Luis Ortiz when the WBC ordered the fight. Hearn likely sees that as a small thing, but obviously the WBC takes it seriously when they order title eliminators.
The good news is that if Whyte beats Rivas, then he’ll have a chance to fight for the WBC title at some point in the future. Even if he has to wait until 2021, he’ll get his title shot. It would probably be in Whyte’s best interest to lean on Hearn to have him setup a fight between him and the winner of the Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua rematch. That’s where the money’s at, and it won’t require a lot of waiting like it would for Whyte to get a shot at the WBC belt.
Fury: I’ve beaten a badder man than Whyte in my sleep
“I didn’t talk about Dillian Whyte before this interview, because I’ve got nothing bad to talk about,” said Fury. “I keep hearing this stuff: ‘He’s not a Gypsy King, he’s a Gypsy runner, he’s a Gypsy coward.’ I ain’t afraid of anybody. I’ve beaten badder man than him in my sleep. I slap men like you in the chops, you dosser. Slap. Take all his front teeth out with one backhand. You talk s–t, you get banged,” said Fury to Whyte.
Easily the best win on Fury’s resume is Wladimir Klitschko 2015, but he was old when they fought. However. Whyte has looked bad in barely beating Dereck Chisora in their two fights. In their first fight in 2016, Whyte won a controversial 12 round decision. Many boxing fans saw Chisora as the real winner. In their rematch last December, Chisora was winning the fight going into the 11th round when he was stopped. Fury did a better job of beating Chisora twice than Whyte did.
Joshua and Whyte are “bums” said Fury
“They’re bums anyway. They’re both heavy bags,” said Fury in labeling Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua “bums.” “Dillian Whyte is a b—ch. When I see you, you’re going to fight me anyway. He keeps going on about fighting me and calling me a coward. Let’s see who’s a coward. I’m no coward. You’re a s—t house. I put you in a boxing ring, and you s–t yourself. Dillian Whyte is a punching bag with legs. Hopefully, I’ll get the opportunity to do it in the ring. Joshua is just another big bum too. So they’re both bums, so I’m not interested,” said Fury.
Fury should look to fight at least Joshua if not Whyte. He can at prove that his opinion of those two fighters is valid or not. But if Joshua loses to Andy Ruiz Jr. in their rematch this year, it might be pointless for Fury to fight him. Ruiz would be the one that Fury should be fighting at that point.
Fury rules out fight against Whyte
“My plans are in America on ESPN. I’m being paid a lot of money,” said Fury. “Sky can’t afford the Gypsy King. They’ve got no funds to fund it, so the fight can’t be over here. So unless Dillian Whyte is going to pay out of his own pocket, these fights aren’t going to happen, which I don’t think he can. These fights aren’t going to happen,” said Fury in ruling out a match against Whyte.
Fury’s promoters at Top Rank are going to need look in the direction of Whyte at some point, because he can’t fight guys like Tom Schwarz and be taken seriously by the U.S boxing public. Fury mentioned wanting to face either Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller or Trevor Bryan in his next fight in October. Those are not household names in the U.S. Miller recently tested positive for banned substances. It’s not going to help Fury’s career fighting guys like him right now.
Whyte “can’t fight” say Fury
“Two bums together. They’re both bums,” said Fury about Whyte and Oscar Rivas. “They’re both bums, low level bums. Yeah, he’ll be a s—t house 100%. Whyte is a bum. He’s got no stamina. He can’t take a punch, and he’s useless. He really can’t fight, and he’s a s–t house. Dillian Whyte is a coward. No bottle, no guts. Why would he?” said Fury when asked if Whyte should fight Anthony Joshua. “Andy Ruiz already beat him. Dillian Whyte had his chance to fight Joshua, and he got knocked out, the spark out on the floor. It wasn’t a close fight. He landed one punch, but he got knocked out. That was the end result. So what difference would it make again? Dillian Whyte had two high waters with Dereck Chisora, who was 10 years past his prime,” said Fury.
Whyte is an excellent fighter, and he’s proven that with wins over Chisora, Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne, Robert Helenious and Joseph Parker. We don’t know how good Whyte is yet, because he still hasn’t beaten any of the elite level heavyweights. Joshua knocked Whyte out in the seventh round in 2015, but he was injured at the time.
Fury: Fatso Andy Ruiz Jr. can have a slap too
“So Dillian Whyte keeps talking and talking s–te until he gets stopped, and that’s it. He’s a little fat f–k,” said Fury abut Andy Ruiz Jr. “So if he wants a slap too, he can have one too. So I’m dishing them out today. Andy Ruiz, if you want a slap too, you can have one, fatso. They’re all bums, Whyte, Ruiz, Joshua. They’re all bums. Dillian Whyte, he used to be my sparring partner, but then he couldn’t defend himself. So we had to send him home,” said Fury.
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Fury is an excellent fight for the future. If Top Rank can put together a match between Fury and Ruiz Jr. in 2020, it would be a great dust-up for the American fans. Even if Fury is beaten by Wilder in their rematch next February, a Ruiz-Fury fight would be a big one in the U.S or the UK.
Fury says he’s taken over the U.S as “biggest combat star” after beating Schwarz
“ESPN did a great job, and I did takeover America,” said Fury about the promotional job ESPN did in attracting interest from U.S boxing fans in his recent fight against Tom Schwarz on June 15. “I’m the biggest combat sports star in the U.S, and it’s going to continue to keep moving forward. The Gypsy King has landed,” said Fury.
Fury obviously hasn’t taken over as the biggest combat star in the United States. If he’s talking about being the tallest combat sports star, then one can agree to that, but not the most popular. Fury hasn’t made a name for himself yet in the U.S. In Fury’s to fights in the U.S, he was held to a 12 round draw against Wilder in 2018, and then he Tom Schwarz.
Dillian Whyte responds to Tyson Fury
“I’m sick and tired of all this talking, come find me. Last time we were in a boxing together, you were on your a–, so stop talking s–t right now,” said Dillian Whyte via Michael Benson. “I’ve got [Oscar] Rivas to focus on. I will fight you anywhere, anytime – in or out of the ring.”
Whyte needs to beat Oscar Rivas, and then keep winning until he gets his title shot, be it against Wilder or the winner of the Ruiz Jr. vs. Joshua fight. If Whyte unifies the titles in the heavyweight division, Fury will face him at that point in a big clash. There’s no way Fury could turn down a fight against Whyte under those circumstances.