Dillian Whyte is fed up of waiting for the top heavyweights to decide on what they’re doing before proposed mega-money bouts in the Middle East this December.
Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury have all been contacted by Saudi Arabia to fight this December. Whilst the proposition of the match-ups is exciting, it’s left fans and fighters alike wondering what that top four will do in the meantime.
Most are expected to take a fight in the summer, although opponents are still well and truly up in the air with the poposition of facing one another out of the question.
For Joshua, Whyte is the frontrunner. A rematch between the pair following 2015’s stoppage victory for ‘AJ’ has been spoken about since the beginning of the year.
Despite the mutterings, it appears solid details are no further forward. Whyte vented to The Sun about the state of the division.
“It’s crazy but currently only five out of the top 50 heavyweight boxers have a fight arranged. Inactivity is killing the sport and it needs a shake-up. I am waiting for my next fight — and was meant to fight Joshua after [Jermaine] Franklin.
“Joshua and his team told everybody ‘the winner of Whyte and Franklin fights AJ’ — and then they boxed the loser.”
He believes his domestic rival is doubting himself and is scared to fight him.
“Joshua’s team are doing interviews saying he beats me in four rounds. But he can’t decide if I’m his dream opponent or his worst nightmare.”
“I want the fight. I know that DAZN want the fight, too, because it would be an absolutely huge event. The only problem we all have is Joshua. He has confidence issues and is afraid to take the fight. He doesn’t want to risk his retirement payday in Saudi Arabia against Wilder — who is also past his sell-by date.”
Finally, ‘The Bodysnatcher’ said he would be giving the other side a deadline and moving on should it not be met.
“There’s a long list of opponents I can fight next and the deadline for Joshua to pull his finger out and find his pen is coming soon.”
With an August date targeted for Joshua if the fight before Wilder does indeed happen, news is expected soon as to who will be in the other corner.