The match between Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua should take place in August. Joshua's team mentioned such an option many times, which seemed realistic. However, in an interview with the British media, Whyte confirmed that there was no contact between his team and Joshua's.
Whyte believes that in the end no agreement will be reached and that both fighters are wasting time. "It's a big fight, it's eight weeks away and there's no communication, nothing," Whyte told Sky Sports. "Just nothing. Nothing at all.
They're just wasting time messing about. It just doesn't seem real. They're trying to put me in the same position they did a few years ago, saying: 'Oh, we're trying to make the Joshua fight.' These big fights take time. There's lots of things that go on, there's lots of small print and this team wants that and that team want this.
There's a lot of things that go on. It takes a long time to make these big fights."
Dillian Whyte confirmed that he still plans to train and hopes that an agreement will be reached. He is eager to get revenge on Joshua for his previous defeat.
Whyte believes that he has top quality and that he can really "destroy" his opponent. We will see if an agreement will be reached between the boxers in the near future. It would be a great match. "This is heavyweight boxing, stranger things have happened.
Obviously I will still train and try and stay focused and stay ready in case it happens. Because I've been up for fighting Joshua since the day I lost to him in 2015," he said. "The score is 1-1 so far. He's won one. I beat him in the amateurs, he beat me in the pros so I want to get even.
I would love nothing more than to have a chance to avenge my defeat," Whyte added. "I'll just go to war. I want to go to war because I think that's a good way to fight him, pressure him, back him up and start getting him on the backfoot as early as possible and I'm strong enough, I'm big enough to do that. I carry enough power obviously to back him up and to knock him out."
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