Dillian Whyte says he’s fighting in December
By Kenneth Friedman: Interim WBC heavyweight champion Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte (26-1, 18 KOs) says he’s free to fight now, and that he’ll be in the ring in December fighting somebody. UKAD still hasn’t presented the results from Whyte’s B-sample from before his last fight against Oscar Rivas on July 20.
Whyte’s A-sample allegedly tested positive for a banned substance. It’s unknown why it’s taken three months for Whyte’s B-sample to be read.
If Whyte fights in December without the results of his B-sample not having been revealed, a lot of boxing fans are going to be complaining. The fans want there to be closure on the subject. It’s important for Whyte to be able to get this thing taken care of so that he can move forward to challenge for the WBC title against champion Deontay Wilder.
Whyte: I will be fighting this year
“It’s very frustrating. I’m WBC interim world champion, work hard, got the mandatory, and then stuff happens,” said Whyte to IFL TV. “I have no idea. It’s a process, and I have to be patient,” said Whyte when asked when he’ll be getting closure over his alleged positive test for a banned substance.
“I can fight, and I will fight. Yes, of course. I can fight [this year] and I will fight. I will be fighting. And I got to talk with Eddie [Hearn]. I’d like to fight in December. So we’ll see. It’s a process, and you’ve got to respect a process, and let it do it’s work,” said Whyte.
Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn hasn’t said much about Whyte’s positive test, but the fans are starting to get restless wanting to know what the status is for Dillian’s B-sample. The subject crops up crops up constantly in Hearn’s social media posts. Fans respond asking where Whyte’s B-sample is at. They wonder why it’s taken so long for the results to be released.
Whyte defends KSI vs. Logan Paul fight
“Hardcore boxing fans are the most ungrateful people,” said Whyte when told that the hardcore fan don’t take seriously the Youtube celebrity match between KSI and Logan Paul. “That’s right, hopefully,” said Whyte when asked by Shannon Briggs if he’ll be fighting in December. “Whoever wants smoke can get it,” said Whyte.
The casual boxing fans are really enjoying the hype behind the KSI vs. Logan Paul celebrity match. Unfortunately the hardcore fans don’t take it seriously. They’ve seen plenty of celebrity matches in the past involving other celebrities, and those matches weren’t given the huge promotional push that Matchroom is putting into the KSI-Logan Paul fight. It’s hard for serious fans to get excited about watching two novices with no background in boxing go at it.
Joshua can knockout Ruiz if he uses jab says Whyte
“It’s going to be a great fight because of the build up from the first fight,” said Whyte about the Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz rematch. “I think Joshua should do what he does best. I don’t think he should listen to all this negative talk about how he needs to move forward with his hands down.
“That’s all nonsense. He needs to do his thing, and do what he does best. What he does best is to be strong, and aggressive and be offensive. That’s what he does. Listen, Ruiz clocked him with good punch behind the ear, and it hurt him.
It’s boxing. Everyone gets caught every once in a while. I believe in Robert McCracken, and he’s a good trainer. He took him [Joshua] a long way. He knows the basics. If you listened to him in the corner, he told him to use his jab, and long right hand. He just has to listen, be focused and go out there. If he uses his jab against Andy Ruiz, he knocks him out. He just has to jab more,” said Whyte.
Whyte: Ruiz Jr. has got experience
“Doubles, singles and triples, and he knocks Ruiz out. Ruiz is a tough man,” said Whyte. “If you hit him with one big right hand, he’ll take it. If you hit him with a couple of jabs, and he doesn’t see the right hand coming, boom. That’ll be that. Ruiz is a good fighter. He doesn’t look it. He’s got got quick, he’s very experienced, but slow feet. That’s why Joshua needs to use his jab,” said Whyte.
It’s in Whyte’s best interest for Joshua to win the rematch with Ruiz, because he’ll eventually be in a position to fight him in a rematch. Hearn wanted to make the Joshua vs. Whyte rematch earlier this year, but he wasn’t able to put the fight together. The worst thing that can happen for Whyte is if Ruiz stops Joshua in their rematch on December 7th. That would be bad news for Whyte.