Watch Dillian Whyte vs Oscar Rivas and David Allen vs David Price live on Sky Sports Box Office at The O2 on July 20
Dillian Whyte doubts whether Tyson Fury genuinely wants a fight
Dillian Whyte says Tyson Fury makes “no sense” after his British heavyweight rival made a sudden U-turn to welcome a potential fight.
The Brixton man has been linked with Fury after WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman suggested the duo could meet in a possible WBC final eliminator, and Whyte had insisted he would take the fight.
Whyte returns on Box Office
Fury initially played down the bout, then said he would be willing to face Whyte if the WBC ‘Diamond’ title is at stake, but Whyte is unsure whether he should take these comments seriously.
Fury insisted he would fight Whyte earlier this week
“He says one thing today then he says something else tomorrow,” Whyte told Sky Sports. “He went from saying ‘I’m not fighting Dillian, the WBC should give him his chance, he’s done everything he needs to do.’ The next he says ‘Yeah, I’ll fight him and knock him out in six rounds’.
“He’s always contradicting whatever he says. He says ‘I’m the lineal heavyweight champ, I don’t not need no belt, no sanctioning body, I’ll fight any man, anywhere’, then now he’s saying ‘Give me the WBC ‘Diamond’ belt and I’ll fight Dillian.’ He makes no sense.
“He needs something about him on his feed every day, so he just says some random stuff to get a bit of traction.”
Whyte takes on Oscar Rivas in a summer showdown
Whyte will risk his status as the WBC’s No 1 ranked contender against Oscar Rivas at The O2 on July 20, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
“It’s dangerous,” said Whyte. “It’s everything I’ve worked for my whole career. I’m right on the crest now. I just need to be careful
“I’ll just go out there and deal with these guys one by one.