Dillian Whyte: “Fury won the title from Deontay Wilder cause his legs were weak from running from me!”
WBC Heavyweight mandatory Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18KO) is one fighter not afraid of confrontation in or out of the ring and is never a man to hold his tongue. That trait continues as he’s lashed out at both the WBC World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (30-0, 1 21KO) and his United States promoter, Bob Arum.
Whyte’s latest volley comes after Arum stated a Fury mandatory title defense that’s due by February 2021 should be pushed back a year or postponed. The 32-year-old told Sky Sports he’s fed up with what he believes are stalling tactics by both Arum and Fury.
“Arum’s talking rubbish. If he represented me, he’d be screaming that this is the biggest travesty in the history of boxing!
“Nearly 1,000 days as number one without being given a shot, whereas Tyson Fury barely scraped by the WBC number 31 ranked Otto Wallin in front of only 3,500 people. Then [he was] gifted my mandatory position without fighting an eliminator, never mind a final eliminator.
“Fury won the belt off that pathetic, hype job Deontay Wilder as his legs were too weak to carry it any longer after running away from me for years and it now looks like the two of them are in a relay.”
Fury and Wilder are scheduled to fight for a third time later this year. However, the WBC interim champ is adamant about his position and has taken to mocking the fighter known as “The Gypsy King”.
“I have been ranked No. 1 since 2017 and have fought more top 15 contenders than Wilder and Fury combined. I am the Ring Magazine No. 2 ranked heavyweight in the world, higher than Wilder.
“No one is mentioning me as they are scared of fighting me. One hundred percent I beat Fury. He knows it and that’s why he doesn’t want to face me. We have history. He has run in the past and he’s running scared now.
“The WBC should order Fury to fight me next but I don’t think ‘The Gypsy Coward’ will. After all, he was previously ordered by the WBC to fight me, but he ran away, even when they met his demand of putting the Diamond Belt on the line.”
First and foremost, Whyte has an upcoming fight against former WBA regular champion Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24KO) due to take place this Summer. However, it’s clear that at the end of the day, the big man from Brixton just wants his WBC Heavyweight title shot.
Given the time he’s been the #1 contender and all the obstacles he’s had to go through, he’s hell-bent on getting what he feels he’s more than earned.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.