Dillian Whyte thinks Deontay Wilder consciously avoided fighting him

March 25, 04:17 pm
Mary Myers
Dillian Whyte thinks Deontay Wilder consciously avoided fighting him

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Top British heavyweight Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KO) has been WBC title contender for years but didn’t have a chance to try his hand at title for different reasons. He tossed another stone at former champ Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO).

Whyte thinks that Wilder’s minuses that were seen in his fight with Tyson Fury were the reason he avoided fighting Whyte as well.

“He can’t throw a jab, he can’t box. His balance is terrible, his neck is too weak and he doesn’t hit as hard as everyone says. For him, it’s more timing and speed, that allowed him to knock out the guys he did. It’s not like he’s such a devastating puncher. You look at his record, he hasn’t really knocked out anyone of note really.

“Now you know why the coward ran away from me for so long. I was his No 1 challenger since 2017, yet he never wanted to fight me and ducked and swerved my rightful shot for 900 days, pathetically hiding behind the WBC and begging them to allow him to fight anyone but me. ‘I would have destroyed him and he knows it,” Whyte said.

Dillian Whyte was supposed to have a fight with Russian Alexander Povetkin in Manchester on May 2 but the event will probably be cancelled due to coronavirus epidemic.