Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz fight was a farce. A complete waste of time. All they got out of it was money.
Schwarz is actually worse than I thought he was originally! I knew he was terrible but I never knew he was that bad. I thought he would at least put up a half decent fight.
It seems like everyone around Fury and Deontay Wilder are doing everything possible to avoid fighting me. When ESPN wanted me to sign with them, their promoter Top Rank couldn’t even promise to deliver a fight with Tyson Fury within two years which says it all really.
The system in boxing is broken. I’ve won nine WBC sanctioned title fights – including six against WBC top 15-ranked opponents beating two former world champions in the process – and I’ve been the WBC’s number one ranked fighter for 600 days. How can you not fight for a title when you’re doing that? The system does not work.
I have no idea what I’ve got to do, but I’m just going to stay active and see what happens. The situation has dragged on long enough now and I keep fighting tough fighters, highly ranked fighters – fighters supposedly better than me – taking these tough training camps – and I keep winning. Yet, I don’t get any world title shots.
I’ve been patient, I’ve been loyal, I’ve done everything these governing bodies can ask of me. I don’t know what they want me to do, to be honest.
Eddie Hearn has suggested that the WBC will make my fight with Oscar Rivas on July 20 the final eliminator for Wilder and his WBC title. I don’t know what’s going on with that; I’ve been in camp and training very, very hard and leaving that up to Eddie. I know he says the talks are ongoing but I have just been focusing on Rivas because this is serious business.
Rivas is a dangerous guy. He’s hungry, he’ll do anything to get in there and take the position that I’m in. So I’m 100 percent focused on the fight and bettering myself – the rest is up to Eddie.
I’ve stepped up my sparring this week and it’s going really good. I’ve got some young, hungry guys in my training camp and they’re pushing me intensely. I always want these type of guys in my camp because they don’t really care about who you are or how dangerous you’re supposed to be.
They’re just trying to make a name for themselves and they’re trying to get serious and do well against me. So they make me work that much harder and get me that much more motivated. They want to impress me, take their own confidence and say ‘Oh yeah, I was in camp with Whyte and I did alright against him, my future looks bright’.
They’re bringing it to me hard, no question. They’re making me alert and breathing new life into me, forcing me to work harder but train smarter, too. It’s hard but a good kind of hard – these guys don’t play no games!
IT’S OFFICIAL: TYSON FURY IS A BULLY AS WELL AS A COWARD
After running away from a WBC-ordered fight with me for their diamond belt, Tyson Fury is now bullying journalists to avoid answering simple questions about it. The guy is an absolute joke.
Frank just talks s*** all the time. It’s starting to become pathetic to be honest. One minute he wants to sign me and the next he’s saying bad stuff about me. He’s begging me to come over to BT Sport and sign and then he’s saying this and that guy could beat me – he’s not consistent in anything he says.
The Gypsy Coward has added me to a growing list of things that he won’t allow journalists to ask him about. The way he reacted to iFLTV’s Kugan Cassius the other day when asked why he wouldn’t fight me reminded me of the time when he shut down that guy from the ITV or when he threatened Ollie Holt from the Mail.
I’ve never liked bullies and growing up always stood up for people being bullied. It’s easy to intimidate journalists when you are a 6ft 9in professional boxer weighing 280 pounds, but it’s out of order.
For all those people who make ridiculous claims that Tyson Fury would box my head off, let me tell you this: I am the one who has shared a ring with him many times in the past in Belgium and at his uncle’s caravan site near Manchester and I have zero fear of him and would fight him in a heartbeat. He called me a Gym Sweeper to iFLTV….all I’ll say is that when we used to spar I would wipe the floor with him and that was a long time ago. I’ve come on a very long way since then.
FRANK WARREN IS ALL OVER THE PLACE
I don’t know what’s got into Frank Warren of late. He’s put on some great shows over the years and done wonderful things for the sport but now he just talks rubbish all the time. One minute he wants to sign me and the next he’s saying bad stuff about me. He’s begging me to come over to BT Sport and sign and then he’s saying this and that guy could beat me – he’s not consistent in anything he says and it’s a terrible way to do business.
The fact that he went to America to try and fool the public that Schwarz is a good and dangerous opponent for Fury… he should be ashamed of himself. Even Tyson’s dad, John, said ‘this guy is here to make Tyson look good, he’s rubbish’. If Frank had made that fight for me, I would have been annoyed.
He’s a promoter, I get why he says half of what he does. He’s trying to shine up the guys he does have, but he just talks so much rubbish publicly all the time.
WHY AJ IS RIGHT TO MEET RUIZ JR AGAIN NEXT
I’ve read and heard opinions from just about everyone on Anthony Joshua deciding to rematch Andy Ruiz Jr straight away. The vast majority seem to have a big problem with it.
When you’re unbeaten and knocking everyone out, you’re the man. You have one bad fight, one bad night and everyone turns against you. Everyone starts talking nonsense.
Why shouldn’t he go back for the rematch? He’s won 22 fights. 21 by KO. He’s an Olympic gold medallist and a unified heavyweight champion. Why shouldn’t he go straight back in for a rematch? I don’t understand.
Before this fight, everyone was saying Joshua is invincible. He’s the next this, he’s the next that, he’s a great fighter. He has one loss and everyone turns against him – even Tyson Fury! One minute he’s sending classy tweets and the next minute AJ is a bum? These guys are just haters.
People just don’t understand the business. Why would Joshua want to go away and fight some idiot for no belt and half the money? Especially when he can go back and right the wrong of what happened in Madison Square Garden.
If he loses to Ruiz Jr again, so what? It’s not the end of his career. He’s made a hell of a lot of money and he’s done a lot for the game. So, what other choice has he got? I totally agree with his thinking: take that fight and take a risk for all the marbles.
No one knows what really happened that night. I’m sure AJ’s team knows him better than I do and whether something wasn’t quite right, but at the end of the day, he doesn’t have a choice. Whether he really fancies this rematch with Ruiz Jr or if he doesn’t, he’s got to take that chance and right that wrong. I would do exactly the same.
Tickets for Dillian Whyte vs Oscar Rivas at The O2 on July 20, including an impressive undercard, are available to purchase now from StubHub, The O2and Matchroom Boxing. You can also watch the fight live on Sky Sports Box Office.