Dillian Whyte appeared on Ringside on Thursday, and while he explained his feud with Anthony Joshua, he reiterated that he doesn’t like the Olympic gold medalist.
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The pair met during their amateur days back in 2009 with Whyte knocking Joshua down en route to a points victory before the latter went on to win gold at London 2012 and then start a successful professional career.
Whyte has also enjoyed success in the pro ranks and currently stands at 14-0, but he explained why there is bad blood between him and his fellow Brit despite the fact that they previously used to get on.
“I don’t like him and he don’t like me,” Whyte said on Ringside.
“When he was in the Olympics, I supported him and said the only way he won’t win a gold medal is if he doesn’t train or doesn’t want it.
“I don’t know, he must have been drunk or something, he called me a drug cheat and said he couldn’t take me serious and I only won [against him] because I had a kickboxing fight before.
“I said ‘I didn’t kick you, we had a fight and I punched you in the face and you fell to the floor’.
“That got me angry and I retaliated and called him a few names and that was what sparked it.”
The two men had been expected to settle their difference in September, but a hand injury has left Whyte unable to take the bout so soon and so it is likely to be postponed until later in the year.
While the Brixton native revealed that the duo then had another bust up at a Wladimir Klitschko camp, there is undoubtedly no love lost between them and a second encounter will be a huge bout for both considering their aspirations of wanting to become the top heavyweight in the country and then the world.