Dillian Whyte targets Tyson Fury, who he believes will smash Deontay Wilder once again, and also comments on Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury
Dillian Whyte has told William Hill that Deontay Wilder is set for more disappointment when he faces Tyson Fury in the concluding part of their trilogy fight later this year.
Fury outclassed Wilder when they met in February, flooring his opponent twice en route to a seventh-round stoppage to secure the WBC world heavyweight title, with that victory coming after the Gypsy King was judged by many to have won the first fight in 2018, which ended up as a draw.
The duo are set to face off in a final bout later this year after Wilder invoked his right to a third clash with Fury, but Whyte feels that the Bronze Bomber is wasting his time.
Whyte said: “What’s he going to change [from the two previous fights]. He’s been doing the same thing for years.
“He’s an aggressive front-foot fighter, but he can’t fight on the back foot. He hasn’t even learned to jab. He hasn’t even learned how to throw a hook properly. It’s just the right hand he’s had.”
Whyte added: “Deontay Wilder is going to get beaten up again.”
On the prospect of Wilder losing to Fury, the Body Snatcher commented: “Delight is the wrong word. I don’t take delight in anyone losing.”
Whyte has been the mandatory challenger for the WBC world heavyweight belt for more than two years but has so far had to wait for his title shot.
Fury has said that he would be willing to give Whyte a shot at the WBC title as he deserves it, though Whyte isn’t so sure the world champion will deliver on his words.
“All respect, but let’s see if he follows through,” Whyte said. “Because he said that one week and the next, he said something else. Let’s see if he follows through.
“Fury knows where I’m at, he knows me. We’ve known each other for a long time. If he wants it, then…”
Whyte went on to talk about another fight due to take place later this year: Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev.
Joshua and Pulev were originally due to meet in October 2017, only for the Bulgarian to pull out due to injury, but as the IBF’s world heavyweight mandatory challenger, Pulev has been given another shot.
“This fight’s long overdue, it’s gone on a bit too long,” Whyte said. “You know, with Pulev the fight’s on and then he pulls out. It is what it is – it’s just a mandatory fight. It’s a mandatory fight, that’s all it is.
“It’s not a fight you would take voluntarily, it’s a mandatory fight because Pulev doesn’t bring much to the table really, does he?
“Anthony Joshua is a big draw and he draws people out, so it’s the Joshua show.”