Whyte has come out and said he will fight anyone though and people repeat that bullshit in interviews and on forums. He’s clearly not willing to take fights that don’t suit him, I think Rivas might bite him in the arse though.I agree but all these guys are turning down fights, Ortiz with Joshua, Joshua with Wilder, Pulev pulled out of fight with Joshua aswell.
Exactly this, it’s for this reason I see him getting exposed as soon as he’s in with a live body.I like Dillian but it's a hell of a lot easier to fight anyone and everyone when you've lost your zero. Instead of building yourself as the unbeatable man, you market yourself as the man that will take anyone on. That's why all the top heavyweights bar the big 3 are all facing off with each other in the hope of a big pay day against the top men in the division.
Dillian is portraying himself as the only man in the division that will take anyone on because of his record and his loud mouth on camera but we know he has turned down fights previously and somehow he's managed to elevate himself up to the top 3 heavyweights, and made it seem there's a big 4 in the division rather than a big 3 and along with Eddie putting him on ppv, it has clouded his judgement and overinflated his own worth.
Who doesn't come out and say they will fight everyone, and nobody ever has.Whyte has come out and said he will fight anyone though and people repeat that bullshit in interviews and on forums. He’s clearly not willing to take fights that don’t suit him, I think Rivas might bite him in the arse though.
yeah it makes the turning down 4m or whatever to face aj really confusing. i genuinely think that usyk beats aj and just about any top guy could beat wilder or whyte on their day. the way these guys are gambling these huge paydays on the basis that no one else can beat them is baffling.Exactly this, it’s for this reason I see him getting exposed as soon as he’s in with a live body.
That doesn't really tell the whole story.He has turned down fights with Ortiz, Pulev and Joshua more recently. Where this notion that he is willing to fight anyone came from I will never know.
No they won't but he's not worth what he's asking and eventually he's going to get knocked out, he should be taking what he can before that happens.That doesn't really tell the whole story.
Why woukd he take ortiz or Povetkin when he was being told he was going to get Wilder by Hearn?
The reason he turned Joshua down was because he felt he was worth being paid more, that's entirely up to him... When hes retired the fans ain't gonna have a whip round to pay his mortgage.
The worst part is he turned them down to fight Parker coming off a loss to Joshua, if he turned them down for someone like Povetkin at the time (before he lost to AJ) it would have been applauded he took a money PPV fight with Parker over final eliminators and its come back to bite himOffered WBC eliminator against Ortiz - Rejected
Offered IBF eliminator against Pulev - Rejected
Offered WBA/IBF/WBO title fight against Joshua - Rejected
Apart from that he’ll fight anyone.
Life is so cruel.
Yep. He's the most hard done by multi millionaire in the world.The propaganda behind him is crazy.
People trying to pretend he’s hard done to when in fact he’s probably the luckiest fighter in the sport.
This idea that he deserves credit for taking on Parker, Chisora & Rivas is laughable when the fights have happened due to him turning down Pulev, Ortiz & Joshua.
He’s still taking tough fights but he’s getting to do so on PPV earning millions, how many other fighters get to turn down 2 final eliminators & a world title shot & still get to fight on PPV.
Pulev, Ortiz, Povetkin etc must be looking at him thinking ‘you lucky bastard’ getting to fight 2nd tier heavies on PPV, I bet they’d all love to be able to do the same.
The truth is Dillian’s incredibly lucky to be around in a time when Hearn can sell sand to Arabs, where Sky can hype anything on PPV & where everyone’s living off of Joshua’s name