Dillian Whyte compares himself to Joe Joyce
By Charles Brun: Dillian Whyte was doing a little clout chasing today, putting himself on the same level as the unbeaten Joe Joyce (15-0, 14 KOs).
Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) complimented Joyce for being a “good fighter” and then remarked that he feels he has the type of power that can knock out “anyone on the planet.”
It’s fair to say Joyce would smash Whyte to pieces within three rounds. One hard shot to the head from Joyce would likely send Whyte over.
The reality is the 35-year-old Whyte has been knocked out in two out of his last three fights, and his career is essentially on skidrow now. Whyte has arguably been transformed into Derek Chisora 2.0, but with less of a chin.
“Joe Joyce is a good fighter, a strong guy; he takes a lot of punches,” said Dillian Whyte to Sky Sports.
“Some of these guys have great chins, and then one night it comes, and boom, just like that (they get caught), and I believe I carry the power to knock out anyone on this planet. I’ve just got to land these punches; Joe Joyce is the same.”
The 37-year-old Joyce’s chin hasn’t abandoned him yet, and I don’t expect a badly flawed Whyte to be the one to be his undoing. A fight between them wouldn’t be sporting because Joyce is levels above Whyte in every department.
It wouldn’t be worth the trouble of putting the fight together, as the last thing Joyce needs is to have a repeat of Whyte’s silent treatment he did in the run-up to his fight with Tyson Fury.
“I’m a warrior, a fighter, I’m not going to back up, I’m going to go throw hands, and my mindset is warrior mode all the time. I always come to fight and always give it my all,” said Whyte.
What Whyte says sounds good, but the problem is he gets knocked out too easily when he stands his ground.
This week, Whyte offered to be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent if his fight with Tyson Fury fails to happen. Whether Joshua would be willing to use Whyte as a tune-up for his next contest is unknown.
It’s an awful fight on paper, but the UK fans will eat it up. They don’t give up on fighters, even when it’s painfully obvious that they’re over-the-hill and have no entertainment value.
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