Dillian Whyte has rubbished Tyson Fury’s claims that he will try and knock out Deontay Wilder in their long-awaited rematch and says his fellow British heavyweight is ‘talking absolute nonsense’.
Fury takes on WBC heavyweight champion Wilder once again at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night and claims he will try and KO the American to avoid going to the judges’ scorecards.
The Gypsy King bossed the majority of the rounds in his first fight with Wilder but changed trainers ahead of the rematch as he looks to land a knockout blow, though Whyte thinks that would be a mistake.
Asked how he sees the rematch going, Whyte said: ‘Rematches are always a funny thing. It can either be really good, or they can be really rubbish – as we’ve seen from history. Sometimes, the guys both know each other now so they might be cagey. One thing I’ll say, Tyson Fury is talking absolute nonsense about he’s going to come out and knock out Deontay Wilder in the first two rounds, that he’s going to stand and trade. If he does that, he gets chinned early.’
Whyte, who is about to begin camp for his own fight against Alexander Povetkin, would favour a victory for Wilder so he can finally take on the American. Asked which of the two heavyweights he’d rather fight, Whyte replied: ‘Deontay Wilder, I’ve been chasing him forever. But anyone that wants it can get it.’
He added: ‘I’m already a world champion, the real WBC world champion.’ Whyte has something of a long-running feud with Wilder and previously revealed that he witnessed the Bronze Bomber get knocked out in sparring with Wladimir Klitschko.
‘I’ve seen him getting knocked out. Wladimir knocked him out. He knew what happened,’ revealed Whyte. ‘It wasn’t no knockdown, he was knocked cold. Properly twitching as well. That’s why they probably didn’t want him to fight Wlad, because Wlad was going to fight him as a pro and Wilder never fancied it the whole time.’Photo Credit: Getty