‘I don’t play games with these guys’: Dillian Whyte promises to fight Anthony Joshua ‘there and then’ after AJ threatened to punch him at Alexander Povetkin fight
- Dillian Whyte faces Alexander Povetkin with his WBC heavyweight title at stake
- Anthony Joshua is to be in attendance ringside for the fight between the duo
- Joshua’s rivalry with Whyte dates back to 2018 and a heated ringside exchange
Dillian Whyte has promised to box Anthony Joshua ‘there and then’ after his rival threatened to ‘give him a punch’ at the Alexander Povetkin fight.
Whyte faces Povetkin on August 22, when his status as the mandatory challenger for the WBC heavyweight title held by Tyson Fury is at stake – and Joshua will be in attendance ringside.
The British rivals became embroiled in a heated exchange following Whyte’s explosive rematch win over Derek Chisora in December 2018.
Dillian Whyte has promised to box Anthony Joshua ‘there and then’ if he intervenes in his fight
Joshua (right) will be ringside for Whyte’s fight against Alexander Povetkin later this month
Joshua revived the animosity after telling Sky Sports: ‘I might get in there and give him a punch as well. ‘You’re getting me psyched up now.’
But Whyte has warned Joshua against intervening at the ‘Fight Camp’ at Matchroom Boxing’s Brentwood base.
‘He might get a box, if he does that,’ Whyte told Sky Sports’ Toe 2 Toe podcast.
Joshua and Whyte’s rivalry dates back to 2018 when the duo had a heated ringside exchange
‘If he does that, he might get a box, there and then, one box.
‘He thinks it’s a game, but I don’t play games with these guys. They think it’s a game, scream and shout and get in each other’s faces, but if he does, he will get a box.’
Asked if Joshua wants him to lose, Whyte continued: ‘I don’t know and I don’t really care what he thinks or what he believes. I don’t know, it’s hard to say.
Joshua has threatened to punch him at the Povetkin fight but Whyte has warned him not to
‘He says one thing one day and the next day he says something else. There’s no consistency with AJ.
‘There’s no consistency with him. He says this, then he says that. He just talks a lot of c***. I’m sick and tired of all these guys that’s talking, talking, talking all the time.’
The WBC has confirmed the winner of Tyson Fury’s third fight against Deontay Wilder must make a mandatory defence against Whyte next.
Whyte’s WBC heavyweight title is at stake when he faces Russia’s former WBA champion