Dillian Whyte still bitter about Deontay Wilder not fighting him
By Charles Brun: Dillian Whyte appears to be still resentful about not getting a title shot when Deontay Wilder held the WBC heavyweight belt from 2015 to 2020.
It’s all water under the bridge now. Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) no longer holds the WBC belt, and Whyte has been knocked out in two out of his last three fights.
To say that Whyte’s career is hanging by a sliver would be a fair statement. Hence, the ‘Body Snatcher’ Whyte’s decision to face American heavyweight Jermaine Franklin next on November 26th rather than a top-rated contender like Joe Joyce, Frank Sanchez, or Filip Hrgovic.
“I heard that Wilder still doesn’t want to fight me. He is the biggest fraud in all of sport, never mind boxing,” Dillian Whyte said to the Dailymail.
“Who doesn’t fight his number one contender for over four years and then claims he is the greatest of all time? He hasn’t actually beaten anyone of note yet. He is just a cowardly con man,” said Whyte.
As you can see here, Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) is having difficulty letting go of the past. So instead of forgetting about being ignored by Wilder for years, Whyte is replaying the movie inside his head and seems very, very bitter about it.
Instead of Whyte bellyaching about not getting a title shot against Wilder, he should be concerned about his recent knockout losses to Tyson Fury & 40-year-old Alexander Povetkin.
Whyte was the #1 ranked contender with the WBC for the last four years of Wilder’s title reign, but interestingly, he was never made the mandatory due to his decision NOT to face Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz when the World Boxing Council ordered the Whyte-Ortiz fight.
It’s an oddity for sure why Whyte chose not to face Ortiz to earn the mandatory spot to challenge Wilder for his WBC crown. At the time, many boxing fans felt that Whyte lacked the self-confidence to face the dangerous Cuban talent, Ortiz.
As such, Whyte was ignored by Wilder, and rightly so, because he wasn’t willing to earn his title shot and wanted it to be given to him based on him being ranked #1 with the WBC.
“This guy’s an actor. Everything he does is an act. Even fake crying at the press conference the other day, I was just like: “you just make me sick, you piece of s***,'” said Whyte.
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