British heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte believes that IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is looking for easy fights, rather than risking his titles with a difficult bout, according to a report on the Boxing Scene.
Whyte believes that Joshua has become all about money, taking easier fights for bigger payouts.
Joshua and Whyte look likely to face one another for the second time in April but Whyte isn’t 100% sure that Joshua will fight him after hearing talk that Joshua could fight Jarell Miller instead.
I think AJ is going into the business now thinking ‘I can have mediocre, easy fights and still make a load of money’ so why not? Realistically, if he wanted to fight Wilder… after Wilder came over with the $50 million he still didn’t want to fight him.
He had whatever excuse he had for why the Wilder fight didn’t happen. First, he said he wanted to fight Tyson Fury before Tyson Fury came back.
But now Tyson Fury has come back with a good performance against Wilder all of a sudden he is saying ‘Oh, now I want to fight Wilder because Tyson Fury lost’.
But I didn’t think Tyson Fury did himself any injustice in that fight. If anything, I thought he put on a great performance and he boxed well.
Joshua seems eager to come up against WBC champion Deontay Wilder for a chance to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.
But Whyte is desperate for a second shot at Joshua, who defeated him the first time around in an entertaining fight.