WBC Interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte says Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder get too much credit for their records.
Late last month Whyte exacted revenge on Russian rival Alexander Povetkin stopping the veteran in four rounds. Whyte now has sights set once again on a long-awaited world title opportunity but will have to wait that bit longer while the boxing world waits on the Joshua-Fury undisputed fight being signed, sealed and delivered.
“Fury and Wilder get too much credit for their padded, cherry-picked records and have only beaten one current RING magazine top 10 fighter each,” Whyte told Sky Sports.
“I’ve beaten three. Fury calls himself the greatest of all time, yet has turned down fights against me, even when ordered by the WBC. The guy’s a joker.”
While Whyte’s next fight will not be for a world title his career and profile could get an additional boost if he fights in America this summer. His promoter Eddie Hearn is on record saying that is something they would like to do with the 33-year-old.
Whyte discussed Fury’s infamous win against long-time heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko in Germany over six years ago. Whyte appeared to pour cold water on the win declaring Klitschko “wasn’t there that night” when the pair fought.
“Klitschko was a great fighter, a great champion, but when he fought Klitschko, I don’t know what happened to Klitschko that day.
“Wladimir, sometimes he’s good and other times – it didn’t seem like he was there to fight.
“With Wladimir, it’s like some fights he’s good, then other fights it’s like he’s just psychologically not there. He wasn’t there that night for sure and we never got to see the rematch.”