Dillian Whyte jokes he’ll ‘break Joshua’s leg’ for Fury world title shot

Dillian Whyte has revealed the extreme lengths he is prepared to go in order to get a heavyweight title shot following his knockout of Alexander Povetkin.

Having lost to the Russian in their first heavyweight bout in August last year, Whyte came out firing for the rematch in Gibraltar.

Controlling the fight from the first round, the British boxer secured the victory with a round 4 stoppage to claim the interim WBC heavyweight title.

However, Whyte has his sights set on a shot at the full world title and speaking to Sky Sports after beating Povetkin, sent a message to fellow Brits Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as well as the rest of the heavyweight division.

“I’m not prepared to wait,” he said. “I’ve waited long enough, there’s no way I should wait anymore.”

Dillian Whyte beat Alexander Povetkin in their rematch

“Look at Eric Molina and Dominic Breazeale… they are nobodies compared to me. I’ve come up the rankings the proper way”

When asked how he plans to get his shot for a title he joked: “I’ll just break Joshua’s leg so they can’t make the fight, then I’ll just turn up and fight Fury.”

Joshua currently holds the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles while Fury is the reigning WBC champion.

The two are expected to collide in a long-awaited bout in the summer although the details of the fight are yet to be confirmed.

Whyte previously faced Joshua in 2015 at the O2 Arena in London where the latter claimed a seventh round victory.

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Promoter Eddie Hearn backed up Whyte’s calls for a title shot following the victory over Povetkin.

“The ultimate aim has always been for Dillian Whyte to challenge for a world title”, he said after the fight. “Everyone knows in boxing, he’s a handful for anyone in the division.

“Tonight was about getting his world title ambitions back on track.”

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