Dillian Whyte slams 'utterly ridiculous' offer from Anthony Joshua

Paola Ditto
Gennaio 12, 2019

But the Brixton heavyweight has slammed the "utterly ridiculous" deal on the table, claiming he made more for fighting Dereck Chisora last month.

"There's been a first offer but it is utterly ridiculous", Whyte told Jim White on talkSPORT, "It's way less than what I made against Chisora basically". It's silly; I'm a pay per view fighter, I've built myself up. It's not like I'm a journeyman, I worked my way up to No 1 with two governing bodies.

Whyte has won nine fights since his 2015 loss to Joshua and is campaigning for a rematch with the world heavyweight champion with both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury likely to fight each other again after their world heavyweight clash last month in Los Angeles.

"I don't think he wants to fight me, there's easier paydays out there for him and he knows that I will bring problems to his mum's house, so he don't want it".

"It's an easy fight to make".

Joshua, the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO champion, has Wembley Stadium booked for his next fight on April 13, but is yet to confirm his opponent.

Whyte was assumed to be the frontrunner, with WBC betlholder Denotay Wilder expected to pursue an immediate rematch with Tyson Fury after their thrilling split draw in Los Angeles last month.

Joshua has repeatedly stated that his preference is to face Wilder next in order to become the undisputed champion. Me, Tyson Fury and Wilder, you can't sell out Wembley with anybody else. "So let's be realistic", Whyte said of Joshua's potential opponents for the 90,000-capacy national stadium. Big Baby, who is his stablemate at Matchroom, could land a fight with Joshua later in the year as the champion looks to make it in the US.

'We fought twice already, no-one's gonna complain about the fight, so what's the problem?

Anthony Joshua now holds four of the heavyweight belts but has been accused of ducking his rivals.

Pressed on the offer from Joshua's camp, Whyte said it was "way, way off" what he deserved having established himself as one of the division's top contenders.

But amid talk of an unlikely return, Whyte said he'd "happily fight" Klitschko, claiming: 'He won't be coming back ever again after I'm done with him. There's middle ground, there's okay ground and there's way, way, way off.

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