Dillian Whyte says there is no need for Fury vs Wilder 3 and the American former WBC heavyweight champion just “needs to go away”.
Perennial heavyweight contender Whyte (27-1) believes that while the record books may show otherwise, Wilder has now suffered two defeats in his meetings with ‘The Gypsy King’. The first fight resulted in a controversial draw in Los Angeles in December 2018 before Fury left no doubt in a dominant seventh-round TKO in Las Vegas in February 2020.
Wilder said recently he doesn’t feel like Fury is the real champion, but Whyte responded by telling IFL TV: “The guy just needs to go away. He just needs to go away. Be a man, you know. All heavyweights lose, all heavyweights get knocked down, and all heavyweights get knocked out, all heavyweights go on the floor, all heavyweights lose at some point. If you fight good heavyweights, you’ll get knocked down.
“We’ve seen it before. Every single one of us has been on the floor so far, we’ve all been knocked down. It’s heavyweight boxing, you win some you lose some. He needs to grow up and stop talking s***. He got beat up. Fury won the first fight, and they gave it a draw. Fury knocked him out the second time. What more can he say? They’ve had two fights, and he lost both fights, in my opinion.
“I’m not the biggest fan of Tyson Fury. I’m just stating facts. I’m not the biggest fan of Tyson Fury. Facts are facts. Deontay Wilder got his a*** handed to him twice.”
After that devastating Las Vegas defeat, Wilder blamed the costume he wore for his ring walk for sapping his strength, and since then there has been talk of a bicep injury. But Whyte – who suffered his only professional defeat at the hands of Anthony Joshua (TKO 7) back in 2015 – says he has to stop making excuses and face facts.
“He said that in the first fight. In the first fight, he said, ‘Oh yeah, I had something wrong in camp.’ He got bashed up.. Everyone was worried about Fury’s weight, and Fury went out and did it. Wilder needs to give where credit is due. Fury went out and dominated him. Fury went out and dominated him and beat him up.
The boxing rumour mill is dominated right now by talk of an all-British blockbuster between Fury and Joshua, and Whyte says there is no reason Fury vs Wilder 3 should be standing in the way of that massive showdown.
“Let’s see if Fury’s team and Joshua’s team can make a deal. If they’ll go 50-50 or if one will want more money than the other, so let’s see. I don’t think Fury should have to fight Wilder again. He should fight me. He shouldn’t have to fight Wilder again.”