‘Who has he fought? Deontay Wilder and Wladmir Klitschko?’: Tyson Fury ‘can’t call himself the greatest’ heavyweight of all time, insists Dillian Whyte – who is next-in-line for a world title shot against the Gypsy King
- Dillian Whyte has slammed claims Tyson Fury is the greatest heavyweight ever
- Fury prevailed over Deontay Wilder in a modern-era classic to end their trilogy
- Whyte though insists Fury hasn’t achieved half of what other boxers have
- Whyte is the mandatory contender to challenge Fury for the WBC crown
Dillian Whyte has rubbished claims that Tyson Fury is the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.
The Gypsy King secured a historic victory over Deontay Wilder earlier this month to end their trilogy series and extend his undefeated record.
Fury declared himself the ‘greatest heavyweight of his era’ after the fight, while his victory led to some calls that Fury was the best of all time.
Tyson Fury declared himself the greatest of his era after defeating Deontay Wilder
Dillian Whyte – who is currently next-in-line for a potential future title shot against the Gypsy King – has rubbished claims that Fury is the best heavyweight to ever enter the ring
Despite admitting Fury’s status in the modern era, Whyte has slammed suggestions that the Gypsy King is the best heavyweight to ever enter the ring.
He said on CNN: ‘Who has he fought? Deontay Wilder and (Wladimir) Klitschko, he can’t call himself the greatest.
‘Okay, you might be the best heavyweight around in your era now because you haven’t lost, then you beat everyone put in front of you.
Fury has picked up career-defining wins against Wladimir Klitscho and Wilder
‘But you’re not the greatest. You haven’t even achieved half of what Lennox Lewis has achieved… Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman – all of these guys.’
Whyte is currently the WBC ‘interim’ champion, putting him in line to challenge for Fury’s world title.
He was due to defend that status against Otto Wallin this weekend, until the British contender withdrew with a shoulder injury.
Wallin’s team are hoping to have the fight rescheduled but Whyte would prefer to have the fight with Fury instead of fighting the Swedish heavyweight, who caused Fury big problems when they fought.
Whyte feels Fury hasn’t achieved half of what other greats including Lennox Lewis (left) did
Whyte told talkSPORT: ‘Fury’s got the world title and that’s what I’ve been waiting for, that’s what I’ve worked for.
‘I don’t even know how much sanctioning fees I’ve paid. I could’ve easily abandoned this route and gone down another route years ago, but I’ve waited and I’ve waited and I’ve waited.
‘So what am I gonna do? Fight Otto Wallin or fight Tyson Fury, what are you gonna do? It’s common sense.
‘That’s for me and his team to sort out at the end of the day.
‘We don’t know what Tyson Fury is going to do. He might just tomorrow say “Yeah, that’s it. I’m done.”
‘He might go missing. He might disappear. We were ready before this fight. He’s pulled out of two fights with me before.’