Anthony Joshua has hit out at British heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte, calling The body snatcher” an “idiot” and believes he has what it takes to beat the Brixton man following their confrontation at The O2 on Saturday night.
Whyte had a heated exchange with Joshua following his explosive knockout victory over rival Derek Chisora and called out the heavyweight champion for a fight who was present at venue.
While Speaking to media after the Whyte challenge, Joshua made it clear he’s only focusing on fighting Wilder but if the fight didn’t happen, he can give the Brit a look in.
“You know what, Dillian is an idiot you know.
“You know why? I showed him some respect. I just told him straight ‘Dillian, I knocked you out clean when we thought, but let’s forget about that, because we’ve both developed, so let’s prove who is a better fighter now.”
“If Deontay Wilder ain’t serious, and he’s going to fight Tyson Fury and he doesn’t want to become undisputed, Dillian you’ll get a shot.”
“He starts piping up, so I said ‘alright cool.’ I’m quite respectful, but if Dillian steps in the ring with me, trust me, you best believe me, none of these heavyweights are on my level.”
“I keep my lid on it, because I don’t want to explode on none of them, but I do that business in the ring, and if Dillian’s serious, he can come get this work as well.”
Joshua added that he’s not thinking about resting in the Christmas period but thinking of how to stop his rivals.
“Thinking about whooping some of these heavyweights. I’m not really interested.
“I’m not annoyed, but I’m ready. As I said to Dillian, ‘well done, give a cheer for Chisora, give a cheer for Dillian, both warriors put it all on the line.’ He told me he wants to fight some lanky whatnot, so I said ‘what?’ I step up there, ‘say it to my face,’ or I’ll stay out the ring, cool.
“Dillian, look, I’ve got my target on becoming undisputed. He starts piping up and trying to walk out of the ring. Come and stand in front of me and talk to me like a man, if you’re serious, and that’s where I’m coming from.
“If you’re not serious, don’t mention my name, and don’t disrespect me, because I mean my business. I’m about my business.”