Whyte confused by Fury-Joshua delay

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte says he is bemused why the undisputed championship fight between WBC king Tyson Fury and WBA Super, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua is yet to be finalised after months of talks.

Whyte is focused on a revenge mission against Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar on March 27, having been shocked in five rounds by the Russian veteran last August, but is still keeping an eye on the seemingly endless Fury-Joshua negotiations.

“I need to focus on my own fight and get my own win before I start screaming and shouting about anyone else but I really don’t know what to make of it,” Whyte told The Sun.

“I don’t know what is going on, I cannot understand how such a big fight is so hard to make. It does not make sense to me, what could be taking so long?

“There is a lot of nonsense that goes on in boxing, often fans and even reporters don’t get to know about it so it’s hard to understand.

“I think if everybody knew all of the facts, all of the time, then a lot of people would think very differently.

“People might stop listening to what they see on social media, or what they are told, because there is always more to what you are being told.”