Dillian Whyte claims Tyson Fury is shown favouritism in the sport of boxing and has said that he gets away with what he wants.
‘The Body Snatcher’ suffered a knockout defeat to WBC Heavyweight World Championm, Fury, in April at Wembley Stadium. He spoke to JOE about how he felt after the loss, and discussed ‘The Gypsy King. Whilst it’s not clear exactly what he’s referring to, Whyte seems to think that Fury gets an easier time in the sport than perhaps he himself has had.
“It [the loss] didn’t really take nothing out of me. Obviously I was p*ssed off and annoyed. It wasn’t my best night at the office. A lot of things went down wrong, that shouldn’t have went down. But, it’s boxing, and no one gives a f**k in boxing … Some guys get favouritism in boxing unfortunately.”
“Tyson Fury. Let’s be honest. Says what he wants, do what he wants, get whatever he wants. Says all these crazy, wild things and no-one do anything about it. Let him do what he wants.”
Whyte does, however, defend Fury’s choice of opponent in his next fight against Derek Chisora on December 3, having shared the ring with ‘WAR’ Chisora twice himself – both action-packed contests. Many people have criticised Fury for the matchmaking.
“He’s [Fury] a heavyweight, maybe he might wake up tomorrow and say no I don’t want to fight him, he’s unpredictable. He’s had his up and down mental problems or whatever so maybe he just needs a fight and obviously I don’t know why the Usyk fight never happened, why the Joshua fight never happened. There’s no way in this earth those fights should not have happened.”
“Chisora wants the fight, Chisora’s training, Chisora’s there so let the fight happen.”
Whyte returns to the ring against Jermaine Franklin at Wembley Arena on November 26. The action will be broadcast live on DAZN in the UK, with the winner expected to be the front runner to face Anthony Joshua next year.