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Dillian Whyte hopes Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury falls through

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)

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Dillian Whyte hopes Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s fight falls through so he gets his shot at a world title. Whyte has put himself back into the heavyweight title, after rescuing the WBC interim belt on Saturday night in Gibraltar with a superb victory over Alexander Povetkin.

“I would love to fight Fury and Joshua. Everyone’s saying the fight is made, but there’s not a certainty,” he said on Monday’s Drive. “It’s not done and dusted. Usually, when a fight is confirmed you get a date, the venue… there’s nothing like out there. All that’s out there is Joshua and Fury have signed [an agreement] to fight each other, that doesn’t mean to say the fight will happen. Let’s hope it falls through and I can fight one of them for the world title.”

The British heavyweight admitted he was yearning for a first-round knockout over veteran Povetkin.

I only made minor adjustments [from the first fight], as I know how strong and how powerful I am,” Whyte explained. “Listen, I believed in myself. I knew I could do that [to Povetkin]. I was disappointed not to do it earlier.

“I was trying to knock him out in the first round, but obviously he’s a big, strong guy and very experienced. I set about him in the first round and I was disappointed I didn’t finish him in the first round, but because he’s so dangerous and tricky I had to calm myself down, relax and take a backwards step. I had to be smart and stick to the game plan.”


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