dillian whyte accuses anthony joshua of going for “mediocre, easy fights”

16:00    08 Jan 2019

Heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte has accused fellow heavyweight Anthony Joshua and his team of accepting “mediocre, easy fights”.

The British fighters squared off after Whyte’s knockout of Dereck Chisora at The O2 last month and fans are hoping the pair will go to war in the ring for a second time.

Their first meeting was in 2015, with Joshua defeating Whyte en route to becoming unified world heavyweight champion.

However, his next move remains unclear with Whyte, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury all touted as potential opponents for ‘AJ’.

With Fury and Wilder likely to rematch one another this year for the WBC title, there is a vacant spot on April 13 to face Joshua at Wembley Stadium.

However, Whyte is not sure he will have the chance to face his old foe again, telling Adam Catterall on The Sports Bar: “I called him out there live thinking the fight could be made and I was very disappointed with Anthony’s response.

“I was ready for him to say ‘Okay, let’s get it on’. Wilder is not going to fight him because he doesn’t want it and is fighting Tyson Fury.

“But from his answer – and the way he was acting – I think AJ might want the fight, but I don’t think his team wants the fight.

“I think AJ is going into the business now thinking ‘I can have mediocre, easy fights and still make a load of money’ so why not?

“Realistically, if he wanted to fight Wilder after Wilder came over with the $50million he still didn’t want to fight him.”

Whyte added, “He had whatever excuse he had for why the Wilder fight didn’t happen.

“First he said he wanted to fight Tyson Fury before Tyson Fury came back.

“But now Tyson Fury has come back with a good performance against Wilder all of a sudden he is saying ‘Oh, now I want to fight Wilder because Tyson Fury lost’.

“But I didn’t think Tyson Fury did himself any injustice in that fight. If anything, I thought he put on a great performance and he boxed well.”

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