Dean Whyte, Dillian Whyte’s brother and team manager/manager spoke to CasinoLounge.co.uk. He has come out fighting after Anthony Joshua’s recent claims…
RESPONSE TO AJ BRANDING DILLIAN AN “EASY FIGHT”
“I personally think it’s just the confidence of him as a two-time world champion, so he’s within his rights to say that. But there is definitely no chance of an easy night with Dillian Whyte. No chance.
“Joseph Parker will tell you that, Oscar Rivas will tell you that, Derek Chisora will tell you that, Lucas Browne will definitely tell you that.
“Dillian has a champion’s mindset, work ethic and toughness. You ain’t gonna get no easy night. Joshua can try and put that out into the universe to convince himself and everyone around him, but on the night we will know – and I’m sure the world will know, it won’t be an easy nights’ work.
“Coming from similar backgrounds and making themselves stars in the UK – there’s a rivalry. But there’s also a begrudging respect having shared the ring. Those guys want to fight each more than anything. Absolutely it will happen again before they both retire.”
DILLIAN’S SPLIT OF THE AJ PURSE WILL NEED TO RECOGNISE HIS PPV STATUS
“It’s a business at the end of the day and Dillian rightly believes that he’s a pay-per-view star, so the money needs to match his level of stardom because there are not many pay-per-view stars in the UK that sell out arenas.
“They were offering Miller virtually double what they were offering Dillian, which is ludicrous in terms of the opponents they’ve faced – and Miller has never sold out an arena by any stretch of the imagination by himself.
“There are many obstacles to cross at that time – if we get the opportunity to get the WBC title that becomes another bargaining tool where you can change what you demand. But definitely one way or the other, titles or no titles, those boys have that rivalry and energy and want to meet again.”
WHYTE’S JULY 4TH CLASH WITH POVETKIN IN MANCHESTER COULD GO ABROAD
“He might have to go abroad because the British Boxing Board might not allow it. In America, Trump is already saying that some states are going to be open earlier than others, so potentially it may go over there.
“I know Saudi is out the question, but America is definitely a possibility. Eddie Hearn does a lot of business out there, so they may potentially look at one of the states that have not been hit very hard by the pandemic and potentially put it there. At the front of the queue is potentially the United States.”