News | May 01 2019

Dillian Whyte condemns Anthony Joshua opponent choice

Joshua rival Dillian Whyte gives his take on Andy Ruiz as a challenger
Dillian Whyte
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DILLIAN WHYTE is often Anthony Joshua’s harshest critic. The two have crossed paths, as amateurs and in an exciting 2015 British heavyweight title fight. Whyte could not agree on conditions to fight Joshua on April 13 at Wembley Stadium but insists he was willing to challenge Joshua on June 1, once original opponent Jarrell Miller committed several doping violations and was cast out of the fight.

“We should have been fighting at Wembley. We tried to make the fight from last year, September. They came to me this year, January, after I fought [Dereck] Chisora and I was resting, to make the fight,” Whyte declared. “I’ve never turned a fight down. I don’t turn fights down. These guys just talk s***.”

“When Miller pulled out, I was already training for five weeks, he’d had eight weeks VADA testing, these are the things we wanted,” he continued. “We also wanted time to prepare. Because I’d just had a hard year, three big fights.”


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