Dillian Whyte has clarified – and doubled down – on his branding of Anthony Joshua as a ‘weirdo.’
Whyte, who lost to ‘AJ by knockout in 2015 after besting him in an amateur fight years prior, has previously pointed out what he believes to be strange behaviour from the former heavyweight champion of the world. He explained his comments to JOE.
“You could be speaking to him and he just looks a bit spaced out and a bit absent minded and a bit vacant. He’s done a few weird things as well. We all do weird things but there’s no consistency to what he does.
He puts on this act and pretends he’s a good boy, and all of a sudden he wants to be a bad boy and he wants to rap and he wants to talk about notorious gangsters and stuff … No real spine or backbone, just a bit all over the place.”
As for a rematch, which has been rumoured to be targeted for the first half of next year, Whyte confirms that it’s high on his list of fights he wants – and requests Joshua not change career before it can happen.
“Good luck to him. He done his thing. He made money. He’s won [the] world championships twice or whatever … I hope he stays in boxing and I hope he stays of solid mind because I want to fight him. I want a chance to get my rematch, so I hope he stays of solid and sound mind. I don’t want him to go crazy and the retire and f***ing become a rapper or a priest or something.”
Whyte returns to the ring on November 26 following a failed title challenge against Tyson Fury back in April. He faces undefeated American heavyweight, Jermaine Franklin at Wembley Arena and broadcast live on DAZN.