DILLIAN WHYTE has warned Anthony Joshua he won’t be his Plan C for April 13, leaving AJ in bother with boxing followers.
The WBO, WBA and IBF king needs to finish the set with a battle in opposition to WBC boss Deontay Wilder at Wembley subsequent. And, if he fails to land an undisputed battle, he has prioritised Tyson Fury as second selection.
After Whyte’s sensational 11th-round KO of courageous warhorse Dereck Chisora, Josh, 30, leaped within the ring delivered the Physique Snatcher the dangerous information, to a refrain of boos from the O2 crowd.
And the Brixton ace, whose reputation is hovering, turned the strain up on his outdated rival once more by refusing to be his reserve dance companion, if selections one and two fall by means of.
He stated: “Joshua was speaking garbage. I can’t sit round and await him.
“I’m not losing 4 months of his profession ready for him. I haven’t acquired time for that. I can’t do this, time is ticking. My profession must progress.
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“I am 30 and about to hit the peak of my career.
“We were supposed to hear about the Joshua fight directly after Wilder/Fury, what was supposed to happen and there’s nothing again so I can’t sit around and wait.
“I am going to plan my future, I cannot wait for that guy. I thought, when he got in the ring, he would say ‘let’s do it’ but he was umming and arring.
“The guy’s making a lot of money; he’s got four belts. I don’t think he really cares. It’s about what he’s doing; he’s the man at the moment. I’m sure Eddie Hearn doesn’t want the golden egg to get cracked.”
Matchroom promoter Hearn makes fights for both London bangers and he would have been shocked to hear his Olympic golden boy get jeered by the 19,000 crowd.
And he issued a deadline to Wilder, who he expects to sign a rematch deal with Fury after their incredible December 1 clash ended in a controversial draw.
He said: “I don’t believe Wilder fights Joshua in April and that leaves the door open for Dillian.
“It is no secret Joshua wants the Wilder the fight, he wants to decide the undisputed champion. AJ is looking at different fights but so is Dillian Whyte.
“I think AJ has done phenomenal but people want to see him fight Wilder, Fury and Dillian. He is up for those fights but the deal must be right.
“Dillian against AJ is a f****** unbelievable fight but for an April 13 date, you need to be on decided and on sale at the end of January”.
Whyte beat AJ when they were both raw amateurs but Joshua got his revenge in the pro ranks in 2015.
And the unified champ insists a third meeting will only take place if it is best for business.
AJ said: “If it does happen, and I knock him out, I don’t want to hear people saying he’s had an easy touch or I should have fought Wilder.
“Anyone of them are welcome to step in that ring with me.
“If you’re not serious then don’t mention my name and don’t disrespect me, because I mean my business. I’m about my business.”
Rock-hard Chisora knows the business better than anyone and, after 23 rounds of savage beauty against Whyte, has tipped him for the top.
The Finchley hulk now rightly nicknamed ‘War’, who vowed not to retire after his KO loss, insists Whyte is capable of winning Wilder’s belt, if he finally gets a chance.
He said: “I will bounce back, there are great fights out there. It’s not like I had a terrible loss or it was a c****y fight. It was a great fight and I enjoyed it.
“Every time everybody sees failure in sport they think everybody should retire. That’s a disease we have in Great Britain that we want to retire everyone once they suffer a failure. You just keep going. You go and go until you can’t take no more.
“Getting hit on the chin you’re just going to end up on the floor. I’m perfect, I feel good.
“Dillian should have got his shot at the WBC title already. I think he deserves his shot and, because this is heavyweight boxing, he has a chance of winning it with just one punch.”
And Chisora’s manager, ex-world champ David Haye who deserves credit for whipping his man into top shape, supported his claim.
The Hayemaker said: “Dillian deserves the next shot at a title after his last three wins.
“There is no one without a belt who deserves a title shot more than him.”