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Dillian Whyte Responds To Anthony Joshua After He Threatened To 'Give Him A Punch'

Dillian Whyte Responds To Anthony Joshua After He Threatened To 'Give Him A Punch'

Dillian Whyte has delivered quite the response after Anthony Joshua threatened to "give him a punch' at his fight with Alexander Povetkin.

World heavyweight champion Joshua is expected to be ringside as part of the broadcast team as Whyte puts his WBC mandatory challenger status on the line against Povetkin, a past opponent of his, on August 22 at Matchroom Boxing's 'Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex.

Joshua and Whyte have been rivals since the amateur days and had an explosive fight at the O2 Arena in December 2015. There's huge demand for a rematch five years on and Joshua got a little animated talking about Whyte.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

"I might get in there and give him a punch as well," Joshua told Sky Sports.

"You're getting me psyched up now."

But while it seemed Joshua was being playful more than anything, Whyte did not see the funny side at all and had a chilling warning.

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"He might get a box, if he does that," Whyte told Sky Sports' Toe 2 Toe podcast.

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"If he does that, he might get a box, there and then, one box.

"He thinks it's a game, but I don't play games with these guys. They think it's a game, scream and shout and get in each other's faces, but if he does, he will get a box."

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Having been at each other's throats when Whyte beat Dereck Chisora for a second time in 2018, the two appeared to bury the hatchet after they shook hands ahead of them both competing in Saudi Arabia in December 2019.

Yet clearly there's still some animosity there and Whyte is tired of Joshua changing his tune.

Asked whether he thought Joshua would be hoping for him to lose against Povetkin, Whyte stated: "I don't know and I don't really care what he thinks or what he believes. I don't know, it's hard to say.

"He says one thing one day and the next day he says something else. There's no consistency with AJ.

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"There's no consistency with him. He says this, then he says that. He just talks a lot of c**p. I'm sick and tired of all these guys that's talking, talking, talking all the time."

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Topics: UFC News, MMA News, Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, MMA

Josh Lawless

Josh is a sports journalist who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.