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Dillian Whyte: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder get too much credit for padded records

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Whyte says he’s beaten more Ring Magazine top 10 heavyweights that either man.

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Dillian Whyte has officially got things back in order after bouncing back from his knockout loss to Alexander Povetkin last year to extend Povetkin the same courtesy last month. And with Whyte back on the hunt for a world title opportunity Whyte takes aim at both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, saying both fighters have been living off excessive praise relative to their accomplishments.

Whyte begins by making the point that Fury’s win over Wladimir Klitschko wasn’t a particularly good performance, and says that Klitschko plainly wasn’t at his best in that outing. Even more, Whyte maintains that we never got to see what would’ve happened in the rematch because it never took place. To that end, Whyte believes he’s been taking on better competition than either Fury or Wilder.

“Fury and Wilder get too much credit for their padded, cherry-picked records and have only beaten one current Ring Magazine top 10 fighter each,” said Whyte. 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 would continue on by saying that although Fury beat Wilder in their rematch, he was seeking a Wilder fight since long before and firmly believes he would’ve beaten Wilder before Fury had he gotten the chance. And if that’s not enough, Whyte says Fury can’t even really contend for undisputed heavyweight status when he has a dispute over the WBC title.

“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?”

It’s clear Whyte is still campaigning for an elite heavyweight bout, but he’s been largely on the outside looking in over the past few years and there’s no inclination that things are about to suddenly change now. But we’ll see how things progress.