Nobody’s invincible: Dillian Whyte upbeat of Anthony Joshua rematch

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 | 0

Anthony Joshua stopped Dillian Whyte in the seventh round when they first met for the WBC International, Commonwealth and BBBofC British heavyweight titles.

But, Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) believes the story will be different if he crosses paths with Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) again.

“Everyone thinks that these guys are gods and they’re invincible, they are not invincible,” Whyte, 29, was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“We are men and in heavyweight boxing, everyone can get put over at some stage. It’s just normal in heavyweight boxing. Every single heavyweight hits the deck at some stage in their career,” he added.

In his most recent outing — and the unarguably the biggest fight of his career — Joshua rallied to stop former division kingpin Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) in the 11th round.

However, it was not a routine triumph for the 27-year-old British superstar. Klitschko, who would bring curtains to his glittering career after the bout, knocked his younger nemesis down during their mouth-watering duel at the Wembley Stadium in April this year.

And Whyte insists he has learned the lessons from the fight. “Fight him again it will be a different story,” he said. “He’s shown that he’s vulnerable when he gets put under pressure.

“You have to keep the pressure on him. It makes it a lot easier being there once and doing it on the big stage now. I believe I’m ready now for these big fights.”

Meanwhile, Whyte will hope to keep the Joshua rematch hopes alive when he trades punches with American Malcolm Tann on August 19.

 

 

 

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