Dillian Whyte says Tyson Fury needs to shut up on social media if he wants to get Anthony Joshua to fight

Dillian Whyte says Tyson Fury needs to shut up on social media if he wants to get Anthony Joshua to fight
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Dillian Whyte says Tyson Fury should “keep his big mouth shut” on social media and allow talks for a British fight with Anthony Joshua to resume.

Fury has taken to social media to explain that his fight against Joshua is over after a contract was not finalized by a 5pm deadline set by the WBC champion.

But Whyte believes Fury has derailed plans with his public outbursts and advised his former opponent to remain silent while negotiations between the two fighters continue.

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Tyson Fury had given a 5pm deadline to agree the Joshua fight

“He (Fury) definitely needs to relax,” Whyte told Sky Sports. “Some of the ways he does negotiation business is all social media and yelling, yelling and calling people big dossers. I’m not an Anthony Joshua fan either, I don’t really like either of them.

“Big fights, sometimes it pays to be a little patient and just shut up your big mouth for a bit and stop talking about the great GK (Gypsy King).

“Let the fight happen, you want the fight to happen, or you don’t want the fight to happen. If you want the battle to happen be patient, there is a lot of money and a lot of things at stake so it will take time.

“There’s a lot of things that can go wrong. He just needs to relax.”

Whyte has seen himself organizing fights with both men in the past and at some point went silent on the media ahead of his fight with Fury earlier this year after initially being unhappy with the negotiations.

He admits his fight with Joshua in 2015 was easier to fight given the position they were both in at that point in their careers.

“I think it could happen but Tyson Fury is pushing a lot, not intelligent, he’s just trying to use social media and it was really a bit silly,” explained Whyte.

“These big fights take time because there is a lot to do, there is a lot of commercial stuff and protecting your rights. It’s not just as simple as ‘Oh, sign the contract, you big dossier’.

“Big fights take time and you have to get everything right, otherwise if it’s not done right it will fall by the wayside.

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Anthony Joshua had confirmed that he will sign the contract for the Fury fight

“The fight against Joshua was easy, we had fought before and it was a big fight and I have a good team around me so we were quick with the paperwork.

“There was no ‘The deadline is this,’ we took our time to protect our own interests because the fight started out as a regular fight that became a pay-per-view fight a week before the scheduled fight.”

If the Fury fight fails, Whyte insists he is ready to step in and face Joshua this winter as the pair seek a return to the world title.

“If the Fury fight doesn’t happen with him and Joshua, me and Joshua can fight in December if he wants,” Whyte said.

“He’s training for it, he’s ready for it, he’s ready to take on Fury, so if that fight doesn’t happen, I’m going to step up and take the fight to Joshua.”

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Whyte links up with new coach Buddy McGirt in America

Whyte is relocating to California for his next training camp before returning to the ring later this year, working with a revamped coaching setup that includes American trainer Buddy McGirt.

McGirt has previously worked with world champions such as Sergey Kovalev, Antonio Tarver and Hasim Rahman.

“Buddy was a two-time world champion, he’s fought a lot of good guys and he’s been in the corner of a lot of top guys,” said Whyte.

“He’s there, has years of world title experience and I think that’s why at this stage in my career I need someone who can make small changes and has a little bit more experience in big fights.”

Whyte watched on Saturday as Joe Joyce firmly placed himself in the world title hunt by knocking out former champion Joseph Parker in the 11th round of their heavyweight duel in Manchester.

But the Brixton man insists he is in no way intimidated by the Olympic silver medalist nicknamed ‘The Juggernaut’.

“Joe Joyce is a good fighter, a strong guy, he takes a lot of punches,” Whyte said.

“Some of these guys have great chin muscles and then one night it comes and it just booms (they get caught) and I think I have the power to take out everyone on this planet. I just have to land these punches, Joe Joyce is the same.

“I am a warrior, a fighter, I will not go back, I will throw hands and my mindset is warrior mode all the time. I always come to fight and I always give it my all. “

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