August 9, 2022

Dillian Whyte explains why he stormed out of ring after coming face-to-face with Anthony Joshua

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The Body Snatcher isnt convinced Joshua wants to fight him (Picture: Getty)

Dillian Whyte says he will not wait around for Anthony Joshua and isnt convinced the IBF, WBA and WBO champion wants to fight him.

The Body Snatcher knocked out Dereck Chisora at Londons O2 Arena on Saturday night with a crushing left hook in the 11th-round and came face-to-face with Joshua in the ring afterwards.

The three-belt heavyweight champion said Whyte would be next in line if he cant fight either Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury, but the 30-year-old reacted angrily and stormed out of the ring.

Chisora was up on two scorecards before Whytes thunderous punch (Picture: Getty)

Asked why he left, Whyte explained: Joshua was talking rubbish man. Just talking rubbish. Im not going to sit around and wait for him.

What am I going to do, sit around and waste three of four months waiting for him, waiting to hear what hes doing? I aint got time for that. My career needs to progress.

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Theres fighters that sit around for two years, wait to hear, wait for the card, I cant do that. Time is ticking. Im 30, Im about to hit my prime now. So I need to act, keep thinking about my career and keep going.

We were supposed to hear about the Joshua fight directly after the Wilder-Fury fight, we were supposed to hear what was going to happen. But no nothing. Nothing yet. So I cant sit and wait for that. Ive got to plan my future, do what Im doing.

Anthony Joshua speaks with Dillian Whyte after the fight at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING London. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Joshua was booed when he entered the ring and addressed the crowd (Picture: PA)

He continued: I thought hed say lets do it. But he was umming and ahing.

Why would he say he hopes Dereck knocks me out [before the fight]? Him and Dereck is nowhere near as big as me and him, so why would he think that? The signs are there that he doesnt really want to fight me. But well see what happens.

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