Dillian Whyte has chosen a new trainer: Buddy McGirt. Whyte explained his trainer's presence and what he likes about him. “Me and Buddy are cool. Buddy is a cool guy. We have a laugh, and we have a joke. Buddy is an interesting guy,” said Whyte, as quoted by worldboxingnews.net “He tries to teach you and doesn’t change your style.
He learns your style and puts little things in your style to help make you better as a person. Buddy asks what style you like, what punches you like, and what fighters you like watching, and then he has a look at you. He doesn’t say a lot.
He gets on to you about the same things over and over again. It’s a bit of a ball-ache sometimes, but it’s good – you know what I mean? I’ve never really had a teacher. I’ve had good coaches – very good coaches – but there’s a difference between a coach and a teacher.
Buddy is a coach and a trainer, but he’s a teacher too. He teaches you little things. What he does is good, and it’s really interesting. Because I’m a fighter where I’m strong and fit, physical, and I look to be rough – I can punch.
A lot of coaches work on that. But Buddy does things differently. He says you don’t need to chop the house down with one punch all the time”.
Dillian Whyte vs Anthony Joshua
Journalists were interested in Whyte's opinion regarding the Anthony Joshua rematch that could happen.
Whyte is currently focused on some other things. “I don’t care about the Anthony Joshua fight now. I’m focused on Franklin. There’s been pressure in all of my fights. I weren’t even an ABA Champion.
People forget I had seven amateur fights. I was out there selling tickets hours before I was due to fight. I’m not an Olympian, and I was never on Team GB. Every fight for me has always been a must-win my whole career. It’s just another I’ve got to deal with.
I’ve become quite used to that. There’s pressure but OK, great. I’ve gone and beaten guys that I shouldn’t have beaten. I definitely want to become Heavyweight Champion of the World, and I’d love to get the opportunity to avenge my two losses. I’ve already avenged one. I’d love to get the opportunity to avenge the other two”.