Dillian Whyte launches an adult attack on Anthony Joshua as he accuses the rival of dodging him and fighting “his leftovers”.
DILLIAN WHYTE launched a crushing attack on Anthony Joshua ahead of the 33-year-old’s heavyweight bout against Jermaine Franklin on Saturday.
Joshua earned a unanimous points victory over Franklin after the fight went the distance.
But before the main event at London’s O2 Arena had even started, Whyte – who was in attendance with DAZN – delivered a verbal smack to his rival by suggesting he insisted on fighting “leftovers”.
Speaking to iFL TV before the fight, Whyte said: “These c**** don’t want to fight me. Wilder, Joshua… Joshua’s ac***.
“He wants to fight my leftovers and then he talks shit.
“The hardest person to beat is the undefeated heavyweight. He’s already been beaten, his mind is broken.”
Whyte fought Joshua for the British Heavyweight title in December 2015, suffering a seventh-round defeat by technical knockout.
The rivals haven’t faced each other since, but “the villain” has refused to shy away from another potential challenge.
When asked if he would fight AJ again, Whyte explained: “I want to fight. I won’t wait for Joshua. Joshua is unpredictable – imagine Franklin knocking him out today?
“It’s not a fight, but who knows?”
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He then continued his adult tirade, adding: “They were looking for a victim that Joshua could look good against. He (Joshua) should have fought me. This is a fight people want to see, not Franklin.
“Why does he need a warm up to fight me?
“There are a lot of cowards in this game. I’m here to fight, I want to fight. I don’t care about losses, wins, ties – I just want to fight and keep the fans entertained and good fights.
“These guys are killing boxing, they keep dodging.”
Despite his win over Franklin, Joshua admitted he wasn’t thrilled with the result.
He told talkSPORT: “Yeah, I’m a bit disappointed.
“I’m disappointed because it wasn’t a KO. The fans are bored with 12 all-rounders.”
And Whyte continued to rub salt in the wound by suggesting that AJ should give up boxing altogether.
He told the BBC: “Joshua has lost all his aggression and his killer instinct.
“If he doesn’t want that anymore, I think he should stop.”
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/10458453/dillian-whyte-attack-anthony-joshua-dodging-leftovers/ Dillian Whyte launches an adult attack on Anthony Joshua as he accuses the rival of dodging him and fighting “his leftovers”.