Dillian Whyte slams “joker” Tyson Fury’s boxing record

Dillian Whyte has hit out at Tyson Fury, claiming that he gets “too much credit” in terms of his boxing record.

Fury recently posted on Twitter that there could only be one king of heavyweight boxing – himself.

The 32-year-old is currently the WBC, The Ring and lineal heavyweight champion, and is set to take on Anthony Joshua in a unification fight this summer.

He is yet to taste defeat in his professional boxing career, possessing a record of 30 wins and one draw.

Fury is a two-time heavyweight champion, with the first of those being won against Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015.

However, Whyte has taken aim at Fury over what he calls his “padded” boxing record, calling him a “joker”.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Whyte said: “Fury and [Deontay] Wilder get too much credit for their padded, cherry-picked records and have only beaten one current Ring Magazine top 10 fighter each.

“I’ve beaten three.

“Fury calls himself the greatest of all time, yet has turned down fights against me, even when ordered by the WBC. The guy’s a joker.”

Whyte recorded an impressive victory over Alexander Povetkin in March to win the WBC interim heavyweight title.

He defeated the Russian via technical knockout in round four in Gibraltar.

It was almost a complete performance from Whyte, who dominated the bout.

Whyte’s next opponent

Now attention has turned to the next potential opponent for the Brit.

One option is Deontay Wilder, with the Bronze Bomber having not stepped into the ring since losing to Fury last February.

It was a victory that saw Fury crowned as WBC heavyweight champion.

However, Whyte thinks that Fury should not be able to unify the title against Joshua – because Whyte himself holds the WBC interim belt.

He explained: “If I had fought Wilder, I’d have beaten Wilder before Fury.

“If I’d have beaten Wilder, I’d be undisputed champion by now.

“As things stand there are two WBC world heavyweight champions. We have exactly the same belt.

“How can Fury fight to be undisputed when he is not even the undisputed WBC champion?”

Last month, both Andy Ruiz Jr. and Adam Kownacki were amongst the favourites to become Whyte’s next opponent (via talkSPORT).

Ruiz Jr. is set to take on Chris Arreola on May 1.

Polish fighter Kownacki hasn’t stepped in the ring since February 2020, when he lost to Robert Helenius.

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