Former heavyweight champion Charles Martin has once again lashed out at top rated contender Dillian Whyte.

The two boxers have traded words in recent months, as Martin attempted to secure a fight with Whyte in the United States.

Whyte's promoter, Eddie Hearn, was planning to place the British fighter on a card or two in America.

According to Sky Sports, those plans have now changed direction - with Whyte's next outing looking more likely to land in the UK.

Martin was far from happy when advised of the recent developments.

"Dillian Whyte is running back home to the UK before he even steps foot in America," Martin told Sky Sports.

"Once Dillian found out that I was going to welcome him to America with a nice KO loss, he turned the plane around and flew home. That's the truth. Ain't nothing here in America for Dillian but concussions. I don't blame him, running home to safety. It makes sense for him. He knew what was coming for him.

"Dillian did the right thing, because he's been looking kinda shaky in his last couple of fights. I don't think his chin is there anymore. He knows it too, so it's a good thing he bought a round trip ticket. That's the shortest American trip in history. One minute Eddie Hearn says, 'Dillian gonna conquer America', the next minute he is planning a fight back home.

"Eddie knows best. He thought why get my second-best heavyweight knocked out by Charles in America. I understand, Eddie probably don't believe in him either. Next time you're coming to conquer America, at least get off the plane!"

Whyte was in action earlier this year, when he stopped former world champion Alexander Povetkin.

Martin has been away from the ring since February of 2020, when he put away Gerald Washington in six rounds.