Dillian Whyte: In Sparring I Bashed Fury Around!
As recently reported by 3kingsboxing.com, WBC heavyweight mandatory challenger Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (27-1, 18 KO’s) and WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) have gotten in a minor social media tussle. After chasing a bout with the former WBC champion, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) since 2018, it appears that Whyte has shifted his ill will toward Tyson Fury.
Beyond wanting his long-awaited title shot, Whyte would love the opportunity to close Fury’s so-called slanderous mouth. According to him, he had gotten wind of the Gypsy King saying that he roughed The Body Snatcher up in past sparring. As could only be expected, Whyte was quick to deny the accusations.
With this being Dillian Whyte after all, he did not stop at merely saying that Fury’s retelling was not true. The UK bruiser would go on to say that it was actually the Gypsy King who caught the beat down and was even dumped on the canvas. It’s a claim that he has made before.
Whyte is no stranger to making grand claims about sparring. He most recently made headlines for claiming that Wilder was floored by Wladimir Klitschko in a past sparring session. However, this has largely been debunked.
“He wants to come out and say that he beat me up in the gym and stuff like that. I can tell you now that didn’t happen. That didn’t happen. I don’t like telling sparring stories but people in the grapevine know, people in the game know. They know about me!”
“…Well me and Tyson Fury sparred and I bashed him about, dropped him on multiple occasions. Its simple as that. He wasn’t going around talking this and saying that. If I’m such an easy fight, why isn’t he in a rush to fight me?”
“…credit to him for all the mental health stuff and all of that, credit where its due. He’s done a great job on that journey. He’s fought a lot of people and stuff like that, but this heavyweight boxing. I am not going to sit here and play the sympathy card and pretend this or whatever. He’s got the belt and I want to fight him. So I don’t care about all of that, this is war, let’s go!”
WHAT’S THE HOLD UP?!
Like any fighter with championship aspirations, Dillian Whyte does think highly of his chances on achieving his goals. Although at the same time, Whyte holds no illusions about being some legendary talent. The Body Snatcher realizes that his fight game may leave a great deal to want. However, he still seeks his shot at the title to prove his case on the field of combat.
“Why don’t these guys want to fight me? I don’t think I am anything special, I don’t think I am some great boxer, some great fighter. I’m not a 6’9 heavyweight, I’m not a 6’6 heavyweight, I’m not no world beater, I just want my shot! I just want to go in there and prove to myself that I can do what I believe that I can do.”
By: Bakari Simpson