Dillian Whyte has directed a verbal challenge at WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, after his knockout win over Lucas Browne at the O2 Arena in London.
The Brixton landed a huge left hook that sent Browne crashing to the canvas in the sixth round. The victory preserved his status as the WBC’s no 1 ranked contender.
According to Sky Sport, Whyte believes he now fully deserves the opportunity to test himself at the top level and urged Wilder to agree a title defence in London in June.
“Listen, Deontay Wilder, where you at? Where you at Wilder, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.
“I’m ready, let’s get it. Deontay, let’s go, no more excuses. Forget Joshua, Joshua’s not going to be ready in time. Let’s do this. June, live at The O2, let’s get it. I’m No 1 baby. Let’s go, let’s go”, he said.
Wilder had defended his WBC belt with a knockout win over Luis Ortiz earlier this month, after which he again for the umpteenth time called out Anthony Joshua for a fight.
Whyte further said, “I’m a good fighter, but no one has seen it yet. When the challenge is there, that’s when I rise. Lucas Browne thought his power was incredible. I might not have 22 knockouts, but I can crack.
“A lot of people say this and say that, but when they stand in front of me, different story. The O2 is my home, let’s bring more fights here. Let’s get it. I’m laying all of these guys out, one by one.”
Whyte claimed the WBC is tired of Wilder fighting half-baked boxers and expressed his desire to go to the U.S to fight the American if he needs to do so.