Whyte makes another bitter comment about Fury ahead of boxing return

In pictures: Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte

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Dillian Whyte has taken another dig at Tyson Fury ahead of his return to the ring against Jermaine Franklin on Saturday. The Body Snatcher claims that Fury ‘is not a great boxer’ and is just a ‘big guy’ despite being knocked out by the Mancunian in April when they faced each other.

Whyte was stopped in the sixth round by a vicious right uppercut from Fury that echoed around Wembley Stadium. Despite making his way to his feet the Brit stumbled all over the place leading to the fight being waved off by the referee.

At the time, Whyte claimed he was unable to find his footing because he had damaged two ligaments in his foot after Fury pushed him over following the shot and doubled down on those claims during a recent appearance on the Betfred Lightweight Boxing Show.

“The Fury fight was a tricky one,” he said. “I knew it was going to be a difficult fight because he’s just so big. People say he’s fast and a great boxer but he’s not, he’s just a big guy. In the fight, he just pushed me over because he’s a strong guy. That’s because he’s so big because I’m not a guy that gets pushed around easily.”

A victory over Franklin this weekend would set up the long-awaited rematch with Anthony Joshua. According to promoter Eddie Hearn, the winner of the contest is the ‘frontrunner’ to face AJ when he returns to the ring in March.

Whyte is extremely excited by the prospect and even admitted he’d be willing to take a pay cut to make it happen.

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“I would fight Joshua tomorrow; I’d fight him for less money,” Whyte told DAZN. “We just have that thing where me and him fight, sparks fly. It’s a fight that will make you run faster, and make you diet better. It’s a fight that would make me go to bed at 7 o’clock every day.

“He [Joshua] was fighting Usyk and he kept on talking about me and I said to him, ‘bro relax, focus on your fight because it’s a hard fight, bless you and be safe, we can talk about it after your fight and my fight’ – it’s just that we want to beat each other up.”

 

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