News | Jun 09 2018

Dillian Whyte slams ‘disgraceful’ Tyson Fury comeback opponent

Dillian Whyte reveals he tried to make the Tyson Fury fight for September, writes John Dennen
Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker
Dillian Whyte Press Conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Alan Walter

DILLIAN WHYTE has slammed Tyson Fury’s choice of opponent for his comeback fight in Manchester tonight.

Of Sefer Seferi, says Whyte, “That’s garbage. I understand he’s been out for a while and I understand he needs to make a comeback. But that’s garbage. He could have fought the likes of Joey Abell. There’s better guys than that he could have fought. There’s guys that will give him a better challenge than Sefer Seferi. That’s a piss take to boxing fans. There’s better guys he could have fought. There’s gatekeepers and journeymen that’s better. Fight a heavyweight. He doesn’t even need to be a dangerous guy, just look the part. Why have you got to fight an old cruiserweight, who’s brother is number one [in Albania] and he’s number two and he’s a promoter?”

Dillian added, “I’m glad Tyson Fury’s back, I’m happy for him but there is a certain level. You said you’re the best fighter so you can beat [Deontay] Wilder now, you can beat [Anthony] Joshua now, you’re saying I’m a bum, this guy’s a bum, that guy’s a bum, so why are you not fighting someone decent? Why are you fighting someone who is a scrub basically.