Dillian Whyte SLAMS Deontay Wilder for taking trilogy with Tyson Fury
By Charles Brun: Dillian Whyte is calling former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder “ridiculous’ for him having the nerve to force a third fight with Tyson Fury after having lost to him last February.
Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) was stopped by Fury in the 7th round in their rematch on February 22 in a fight that was not competitive or even marginally interesting to watch. Although Wilder has two good excuses for what went wrong, Whyte isn’t buying into them.
Whyte still seems upset about Wilder not giving him a world title shot all these years when he was ranked highly with the World Boxing Council. Whyte will get a title shot next year, be it against Fury or Wilder.
If Wilder regains the WBC title by beating Fury, then he’ll have no choice but to fight Whyte. The only way that fight won’t happen is if the WBC lets Wilder face Joshua in a unification fight.
Fury’s promoter Bob Arum is already talking about the Wilder fight being postponed from the original date of July 18 to October.
Dillian gives Wilder no chance against Fury
Whyte thinks Wilder has now lost to Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) twice. In their first fight in 2018, it was scored a controversial 12 round draw. Dillian believes Fury should have been given the victory. However, a lot of boxing fans think Fury was given a long count by the referee in the 12th after he was knocked out cold.
With the controversy over the knockdown and the scoring, a draw is probably a fair result.
Like in his two previous fights with Fury, Wilder will have a puncher’s chance. For Wilder, that’s all he needs. Wilder has only failed to score a knockout in three of his fights during his 12-year professional career. Whyte would likely lose to Fury as well, and perhaps even worse than Wilder did. For Whyte to be dismissive of Wilder for losing to Fury, he doesn’t understand how good he is.
Whyte angry with Wilder fighting Fury again
“It’s ridiculous considering he lost the first fight,” said Whyte to skysports.com on Wilder using his contractual rematch clause. “Fury is better than him in every department. What’s he going to change now that he hasn’t changed in the past 12-15 years? Nothing, he’s going to change nothing.”
Whyte wants Wilder to step aside so that IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua can face Fury next in an all-UK clash. That’s a lot of boxing fans want to see. The fans are no longer excited about seeing Fury and Wilder fight again, but it’s going to happen nonetheless.
Dillian wanted a rematch with Joshua after he lost to him in 2015, so it’s difficult to understand why he’s upset about Wilder wanting one.
As far as Joshua goes, he can’t fight Fury next even if he wanted to. He’s got a scheduled fight against Kubrat Pulev on June 20, and it’s probable that fight will be postponed to July 25. Even that date might not work due to the coronavirus. It doesn’t matter that Wilder has exercised his third fight with Fury because Joshua won’t be able to fight him soon.
Whyte is scheduled to fight Alexander Povetkin on May 2 in Manchester, England.
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