Dillian Whyte, known for his fierce boxing skills and colorful personality, has recently expressed his frustration at not getting a rematch with either Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury. In a candid interview, Whyte slammed Joshua and Fury for snubbing him and called out Joe Joyce for his next fight.
Whyte, who recently bounced back from a knockout loss to Fury with a controversial majority decision win against Jermaine Franklin, was initially promised a shot at Joshua by promoter Eddie Hearn. However, Joshua’s recent announcement of not returning to the ring until December has left Whyte out in the cold once again in the heavyweight title scene.
Dillian Whyte and his Fury at Joshua and Heavyweight Tournament Rumors: Eager for Drama and Excitement with Joyce
Rumors of a potential heavyweight tournament in Saudi Arabia featuring Fury, Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk, and Deontay Wilder have further dampened Whyte’s hopes of a rematch. When questioned about his dissatisfaction, Whyte was forthright stating, “Joshua sucks man, sucks, sucks. That’s the only way I can put it, he sucks.”
The animosity between Whyte and Joshua dates back to their amateur days and has continued throughout their professional careers, including a heated bout in 2015.
‼️ Dillian Whyte has now declared that he wants to fight Joe Joyce as the Anthony Joshua rematch is not happening next: “Joe Joyce is definitely a fight I want. I want the biggest fights. Joshua's not fighting me, Fury's not fighting me, so I'd love to fight Joyce.” [@talkSPORT]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) April 15, 2023
Whyte then suggested an 8-man tournament that would include him and Joyce, declaring, “An 8-man tournament would be amazing. That would force everyone to fight everyone. That’s what heavyweight boxing’s all about – drama and excitement. That’s what we need to do, try and bring back that drama and excitement.” Clearly, Whyte is eager for big fights and sees Joyce as a worthy opponent.
Whyte’s Unwavering Desire for Big Fights: Joyce on His Radar Despite Setbacks Against Zhang
Joyce, however, recently suffered a crushing defeat against Zhilei Zhang, with the referee calling off the contest due to significant swelling to Joyce’s right eye. Despite this setback, Whyte remains undeterred in his desire to fight Joyce, stating,
“Joe Joyce is definitely a fight I want. I want the biggest fights and obviously, Anthony Joshua’s not fighting me, Tyson Fury’s not fighting me, so I’d love to fight Joe Joyce.”
As the heavyweight division continues to be filled with drama and anticipation, fans eagerly await the next moves of these boxing giants. Will Whyte get his rematch against Joshua or Fury? Or will he square off against Joyce in an epic showdown?
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