Dillian Whyte Reveals Sinister Plan Involving Anthony Joshua to Get a Title Shot Against Tyson Fury

Published 03/29/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
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)


Dillian Whyte reclaimed his WBC Interim heavyweight strap by knocking out Alexander Povetkin in their much-awaited rematch last night. He is once again back to the title ride and ‘The Body Snatcher’ doesn’t want to wait longer to get his shot at the champions.

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That said, he is mandatory to Tyson Fury’s WBC belt and can rightfully demand his spot. However, the heavyweight division might see its biggest unification clash of the time in Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua.

So, naturally, it will keep Dillian Whyte away from the picture. Nevertheless, the Brit has chalked up a sheepish plan to replace his former foe, Anthony Joshua. After his latest win over Povetkin, Whyte connected with Sky Sports and revealed his plan on getting an immediate title shot.

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He said, “I am not here to wait, I have waited long enough. Theres’ no reason I should wait anymore.”

‘The Body Snatcher’ added, “I just break Joshua’s leg once they commit the fight, and after that, they will just turn up and I fight Fury.”

Meanwhile, the scenario might not be that simple even if Anthony Joshua walks away. Akin to Whyte, Oleksandr Usyk and Joe Joyce will battle it out to grab the WBO Interim heavyweight title. Thus, there will be more than one mandatory in the queue for the current heavyweight belts.

What’s next for Dillian Whyte? Title or a non-title fight?

As the Interim champion, Whyte can demand a championship fight, but if that doesn’t happen, the Brit can also enter several lucrative battles. WBC President Sulaiman has expressed his desire in lining up Whyte against former champion, Deontay Wilder.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 06: Dillian Whyte poses as he weighs in ahead of the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Clash on the Dunes Weigh In at the the Al Faisaliah Hotel on December 06, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Since losing his maiden pro fight against Fury, Wilder hasn’t announced his in-ring comeback. While Whyte wants to remain active, a fight against ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will be worthy of him jeopardizing his mandatory status.

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Apart from Wilder, there are several more big names in the weight class. So, ‘The Body Snatcher’ will not have trouble in finding a relevant opponent for himself.

Do you think Dillian Whyte can be a world champion ahead?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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