The long-running feud between Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua exhibits no signal of ending quickly.
Having engaged in an exciting encounter in December 2015, received by Joshua within the seventh spherical after Whyte had harm him to the physique within the second, the heavyweight rivals have at all times held a bitter grudge.
The Brixton banger faces Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom’s Struggle Camp on August 22 with Joshua resulting from be ringside, having informed Sky Sports activities: “I would get in there and provides him a punch as nicely. You’re getting me psyched up now.”
Naturally, Whyte was lower than impressed by that state of affairs, claiming any post-fight jostling might spill over into one thing extra critical if the WBA Tremendous, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion takes any liberties.
“He may get a field, if he does that,” a bristling Whyte informed Sky Sports activities’ Toe 2 Toe podcast. “If he does that, he may get a field, there after which, one field.
“He thinks it’s a recreation, however I don’t play video games with these guys. They assume it’s a recreation, scream and shout and get in one another’s faces, but when he does, he’ll get a field.
“I don’t know and I don’t actually care what he thinks or what he believes. I don’t know, it’s onerous to say. He says one factor sooner or later and the subsequent day he says one thing else. There’s no consistency with AJ.
“There’s no consistency with him. He says this, then he says that. He simply talks loads of crap. I’m sick and uninterested in all these guys that’s speaking, speaking, speaking on a regular basis.”
Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs) has so much at stake towards former WBA champion Povetkin with a struggle towards WBC title-holder Tyson Fury mandated for early 2021, however a rematch with Joshua, assuming the appropriate cash is on the desk, holds simply as a lot intrigue.
“Beat Povetkin then if Joshua needs to struggle, we’ll struggle. If Fury needs to struggle, we will struggle,” continued the WBC interim champion.
“There’s solely three or 4 large fights on the market for me now after this one and I simply need to have them.
“The largest two is Joshua and Fury. If I beat them then I’ve had a tremendous profession and that’s what I need to do.”
Whyte-Povetkin will probably be broadcast on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace pay-per-view on August 22 within the UK.