Dillian Whyte Details His Struggle in Training Camps- “It’s F**kin Expensive”

Published 10/29/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Dillian Whyte reacts to victory over Mariusz Wach after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


WBC interim heavyweight champ Dillian Whyte was all set to enter the ring this weekend. The Brit was all set to lock horns with Otto Wallin for his first interim title defense. However, as he suffered a shoulder injury, ‘The Body Snatcher’ had to pull out from the fight.

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Post this incident, many fans and fighters swiped at Whyte as they felt ‘The Body Snatcher’ purposely pulled out of the fight. However, Whyte, in a recent interview with iFL Tv, put an end to all these remarks. On top of that, he even shed some light on his training camp.

He said, “My training camp is expensive, my training camp is abroad. People was there for 12-15 weeks, away from the family I have to pay them. And people have clinics, normal job of who you are training, so I have to pay them for them to leave all that at the end and come work with me and be solely for me. So it’s not cheap, it’s f**kin expensive.”

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Whyte even stated that if he had to pull out from this fight, he could have done it earlier without spending much on his exorbitant training camp.

This year, he fought only once, and it was expected that he’d get his hands on the WBC champ Tyson Fury by year-end. However, as ‘The Gypsy King’ recently fought Wilder, it’s clear that he won’t take any other fight this year. Hence, with Whyte’s injury and Fury’s recovery, the stars may align and give fans an opportunity to see them collide.

Is Dillian Whyte worthy enough for a title shot?

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Whyte, over the past few years, has remained desperate for a title shot. Last year, his journey towards the gold got derailed when Alexander Povetkin demolished him.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Dillian Whyte celebrates his sixth round knockout victory over Lucas Browne during their WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

However, the Brit collected himself in the rematch and defeated his Russian foe with a T/KO to regain the interim strap.

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That said, Whyte has witnessed a prolonged journey to be able to qualify for a world title shot. And he undoubtedly deserves to get his hands on Fury next. Also, as ‘The Gypsy King’ isn’t lined up for his next fight, Whyte would perfectly match him with for a great 12-round encounter. Unless Otto Wallin steps in when ‘The Body Snatcher’ recovers.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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