Dillian Whyte slams “dead fight” between Joshua and Usyk

Dillian Whyte has hit out at the proposed heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.

Whyte, who lost to Joshua back in 2015, is coming off the back of a big win over Alexander Povetkin in March. His hope is to land a big name opponent before the end of the year but right now, the heavyweight division seems to be tied up courtesy of Fury/Wilder 3.

“It’s a dead fight”

In addition to that, the aforementioned Usyk seems to be on the verge of getting his wish of a title shot against Anthony Joshua.

During an interview with Sky Sports, Whyte revealed why he’s not a big fan of the idea.

“It’s a dead fight. Usyk hasn’t looked good,” he said.

“Who has he fought at heavyweight? Chazz Witherspoon, Derek Chisora. He looked terrible in the fights. He has no punch power.

“Okay, he’s got good movement, but it’s not nice movement. At cruiserweight his movement was nice, but at heavyweight, his movement is not nice. It’s just so negative.

“The Derek Chisora fight, I watched the first six rounds and when Derek tired, I was like, this is rubbish. Derek was out on his feet and he couldn’t even stop him. He was punching him clean and Derek was walking through.

“Usyk is not a true heavyweight contender.”

A few names have been thrown around regarding who Whyte could take on next with Andy Ruiz and Deontay Wilder being two of them. Alas, with the pair seemingly heading in a different direction, it leaves Dillian on the outside of this title picture looking in.

On the flip side, Oleksandr Usyk’s team seems to be confident that a deal will be struck for the Ukranian to fight Anthony Joshua later on in 2021.

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