DILLIAN WHYTE has blasted Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk as a ‘dead fight’.
And he has also slammed the Ukrainian as having ‘no punch power’.Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk has been branded a ‘dead fight’ by Dillian Whyte[/caption] Whyte believes Usyk does not have the power to cause AJ any trouble[/caption]
Fury quickly penned a deal for a trilogy battle against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
And Joshua has been ordered to take on mandatory challenger Usyk.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has to organise the bout by May 31.
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However, Whyte believes Usyk will pose little threat to Joshua.
And he believes he would cause ‘major damage’ to his British rival should they ever meet in a rematch.
Whyte told Sky Sports: “It’s a dead fight. Usyk hasn’t looked good.
“Who has he fought at heavyweight? Chazz Witherspoon, Derek Chisora. He looked terrible in the fights. He has no punch power.
CASINO SIGN UP OFFER: CLAIM UP TO £800 IN CASINO BONUS CASHWhyte believes Joshua is running scared of a rematch with him[/caption]
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“Okay, he’s got good movement, but it’s not nice movement. At cruiserweight his movement was nice, but at heavyweight, his movement is not nice. It’s just so negative.
“These guys know.You can say what you want about me, but there are two things that they cannot deny.
“I always come to fight and anyone that fights me, you will know that you’ve been in a fight, regardless, win, lose or draw.
“The two fights I lost, the guys took major damage.
“Anthony Joshua almost got knocked out when I fought him. If you watch the clips back you hear him saying, ‘If I took one more body shot from him, I would have folded in half’.
“These guys know regardless, win, lose or draw. I come to give work.”