A frustrated Dillian Whyte (23-1, 17KOs) pulled no punches when expressing his hatred towards the rest of the heavyweight division.
The South-Londoner has been waiting patiently since his brutal knockout victory against Lucas Browne back in March for an opponent to be announced.
Originally the 28-year-old was hoping the WBC would make him a mandatory challenger to Deontay Wilder. Unfortunately the governing body went back on their word and instead elevated Dominic Breazeale. Since then Whyte has had two more mandatory options, fight Kubrat Pulev for the IBF or Luis Ortiz for the WBC.
With July 28 already pencilled in at the O2 Arena under the big tent he was hoping that Pulev would be his next opponent. Frustrated at the lack communication Whyte said:
“Pulev doesn’t want to fight. He gets in these positions to fight mandatories, or gets in these eliminators and doesn’t want to fight.
“I think he was hoping that, I said I was going to go for (Luis) Ortiz, and then he could fight (Alexander) Dimitrenko, which was the next one down.
“He’s just wasting time, it’s a straightforward fight, the winner gets a crack at the big apple. I’m up for the fight, he says he’s up for the fight. He said I’m the perfect opponent for him. Well for some reason, him and [promoter] Kalle (Sauerland) are taking long.
“I hate heavyweight boxing. It’s full of cowards.”
To be perfectly honest I completely agree with the Brixton Bomber. If the rest of the heavyweight division took a leaf out of his book then we would have more fights with the best fighting the best.
Whyte continued, “Well the purse bid is this Thursday, so regardless either way, we’ll find out in the next couple of days what’s going on, or whether Pulev is man enough to take the fight or not.
“Hopefully we can reach some sort of deal, and get it arranged, and get it done, because the date is already pencilled in, July 28.”
Dillian Whyte is a throw back fighter in terms of his attitude. All he wants to do is fight and boxing politics is something that bewilders the British heavyweight. The ‘Bodysnatcher’ has been jumping from one governing body to another in hope of getting a fair crack at a world title.
“The IBF seem to be quite strict with their mandatories,” said Whyte. “I’m still pursuing the WBC route, but there seems to be some sort of nonsense going on there, so everything is up in the air at the minute.
“I’m just waiting to see what’s going on with the WBC. Hopefully the WBC order me to fight Breazeale in a final eliminator.”
Billy C and Sal ‘Rocky’ Cenicola always praise fighters that want to fight and believe in the old process of challengers fighting challengers to then become the next in line for a world title shot. Well we have a man in Whyte that will fight anyone and is willing to fight Breazeale, Pulev, Ortiz or Povetkin but none of these are as committed to the cause as Whyte.