Dillian Whyte Disappointed With Anthony Joshua’s Post-Fight Behavior : ‘It’s a Bit Shameful’

Published 12/18/2020, 4:10 AM EST
NEW YORK , United States – 1 June 2019; Anthony Joshua after defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


Anthony Joshua made a statement with his sensational win over Kubrat Pulev. He stopped ‘Kobrata’ in the 9th round of the fight and concluded the year on a high note. Joshua accrued millions of eyeballs for creating magic inside the ring. However, someone was unimpressed with his post-fight interview.

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‘AJ’s long-time nemesis, Dillian Whyte, lashed out at him for not reverting to Tyson Fury‘s call out the way he wanted.

In Toe2Toe Podcast, Whyte said, “I’d have been screaming from the roof for Fury… It’s a bit shameful that Joshua didn’t reply with the answer we wanted. He should’ve said, ‘Listen, Fury, let’s get this made.’ That’s all he’s gotta say. Very disappointing.”

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In his post-fight media interaction, Joshua said, “It’s not about the opponent. It’s about the legacy and the belt. Whoever has got the belt, I’d love to compete with them. If that is Tyson Fury, let it be Tyson Fury! It’s no big deal,” 

However, Dillian Whyte found this assertion as ‘a bit shameful’. He wanted Joshua to be fierce in his above statement and seem hungry to fight ‘The Gypsy King’ in a unification bout.

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Fans awaited Anthony Joshua to clear his final hurdle ahead of the heavyweight title unification bout. The combat sports universe considers this anticipated clash between the British heavyweights as the most eagerly awaited fights of the decade. More than anyone else, both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury want this inevitable war that will cater to a billion boxing enthusiasts.

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Interacting with media alongside ‘AJ’, Eddie Hearn (Joshua’s manager) said, “We know what we have to do starting from tomorrow. We make the Tyson Fury fight straight away. It’s the only fight to be made in boxing. It’s the biggest fight in boxing, the biggest fight in British boxing history… We will get it done!”

Boxing fans will hope both the fighters’ promoters engage in serious talks over this fight and come out with something positive. They will hope to see a prime Fury fighting a prime Joshua.

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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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