Frank Warren has hit back at Dillian Whyte, accusing the ‘Body Snatcher’ of constantly complaining and sabotaging his own chances at a world title shot.
Whyte is still waiting for his chance to fight for a world title and has frequently called out WBC heavyweight champion Fury in his attempts to get his wish.
Whyte has been in line for a world title shot for years and fighting Fury would be his chance to get on the world champions’ ladder
The war of words took a personal turn on Wednesday as Whyte made reference to Fury’s previous problems with cocaine, while also making fun of Warren’s appearance.
But Warren bit back at Whyte, who echoed Fury’s earlier claims that Whyte demanded too much money to fight WBA, WBO and IBF champ Anthony Joshua.
“Dillian Whyte – all he does is complain,” Warren told White and Jordan.
“He’s had God knows how many chances to fight for a world title. He’s got a promoter in Matchroom who have got a world champion.
Warren doesn’t believe Whyte has been totally hard done by
“He’s been like the bridesmaid trying to catch the bouquet and the time that he did catch it he asked for too much money…”
The main focus for Warren is Fury’s rematch with Deontay Wilder on October 9.
Fury is favourite to win the fight having given the American a boxing lesson when they last met in February 2020 and Warren made some very bold predictions for their third bout.
“You can’t change this guy [Wilder],” Warren added. “You’re not going to turn him into a boxer, he’s too old.
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Wilder’s camp threw in the towel in the seventh round of the second fight with Fury
“We know he’s dangerous and I think it’s exciting… the only way he can beat Tyson Fury is to knock him over, he’s not going to outbox him.
“I think from the first round he’s going to try and put it on him. That’s the only chance he’s got and if he does that it also plays into Tyson’s hands as we saw in the last fight.
“Tyson going forward and throwing bombs as well – Tyson’s got a good chin. If it’s a shootout I’d still back Tyson.”
Fury recently claimed he’d fight Whyte in the UK in December before taking on Anthony Joshua in the new year.
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Warren confirmed there’s no rematch clause in the Fury vs Wilder contract, even if the ‘Bronze Bomber’ wins but it’s one step at a time as far as the ‘Gypsy King’s’ promoter is concerned.
However, Warren gave a hint on when a unification bout with Joshua could happen.
“He [Fury] said he wants to fight in the UK in December,” Warren said. “I think we have to see what happens on October 9 first. But that’s a great possibility if he comes through it.
“Providing Joshua also wins [against Oleksandr Usyk] later this month, that fight won’t happen until February.”