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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.”