Dillian Whyte has been popping up at shows and in interviews recently, which can mean only one thing – ‘The Bodysnatcher’ is ready to come back.
Whilst his promotional allegiances and next opponent are yet to be announced, Whyte has been keeping a keen eye on the talks between his two former opponents – Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Whyte’s last outing was a knockout loss to Fury in April of this year.
Despite things looking somewhat promising for a fight between ‘The Gypsy King’ and ‘AJ’ in December, Fury poured cold water on the hype today as Joshua didn’t sign the contract in time for deadline he set just two days ago.
Whilst talks may continue, if Fury is to be taken at his word then Joshua is in need of an opponent. Dillian Whyte, who lost to the Watford man in 2015, told Sky Sports that he would be willing to step into the ring for a rematch.
“Me and him [Joshua] can fight in December if he wants. You know, he’s training for it, he’s ready for it, he’s willing to take Fury on, so if that fight doesn’t get made then I’ll step up and take the fight with Joshua. That would be a great fight.”
As for the most-talked about negotiations in boxing, Whyte doesn’t agree with Fury’s deadline demands, pointing out that fight contracts just simply take time.
“I think it could happen, but Tyson Fury is putting a lot of pressure on, not intelligently, just trying to use social media and being a bit silly really. These big fights take time because there’s a lot that goes into it … It’s not just as simple as ‘sign the contract you big dosser’ that doesn’t work but a lot of people just listen to what Fury says.”
Whyte is right in that it certainly isn’t that simple – today’s events proved as much. It remains to be seen if there is enough good will left for Fury and AJ to make their fight, but with Whyte throwing his name into the mix, neither man is short of willing opponents.