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Dillian Whyte Questions The Drive, Desire of Anthony Joshua

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte is questioning the drive and desire of IBF, IBO, WBO, WBA world champion Anthony Joshua.

Back in 2015, Joshua knocked out Whyte in the seventh round of their grudge match.

In a recent interview, Joshua acknowledged that he was nearing the end of his career - with a five year period, at most, to continue in the sport.

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Whyte views the recent statements as some type of sign that Joshua's motivation to continue his career is declining.

He regards Joshua as being more of a businessman than a fighter.

"Maybe he's comfortable, maybe his drive and desire is going down," Whyte told Sky Sports.

"He seems to be fighting a lot more defensively than he used to do. Maybe he's thinking, 'You know what, I haven't got long left, it's a hard game.' "When you achieve everything you've set out to achieve and you've got lots of money, sometimes you think, 'You know what, let me just retire and go and do something else.'

"He doesn't strike me as someone who loves fighting. He loves the business and he loves the opportunities. Obviously he's a good athlete and a good boxer, but he doesn't strike me as someone who loves to fight. I love fighting. I enjoy fighting for the sake of fighting. That's why I'll fight anyone and I'm always ready to go."

Joshua was in action last month, when he knocked out IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in nine rounds.

At the moment, Joshua is negotiating a potential two-fight deal for a full division unification against WBC champion Tyson Fury.

Whyte was in the ring back in August of last year, when he was knocked out in five rounds by Alexander Povetkin. After several postponements, a rematch with Povetkin is being targeted for a date of March 6th.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 01-16-2021

Hopefully Povetkin can read Whyte another bedtime story!

Comment by Jkp on 01-16-2021

[QUOTE=DaNeutral.;21019876]And Joshua is about to have 2 fights with the number one man in the division and he hasn't waited any where near 42 fights in to his career to do it. Where was your salt for Wilder when he…

Comment by DaNeutral. on 01-15-2021

[QUOTE=Jkp;21019741]Wilder fought the #1 guy twice. Keep up. There's plenty of ways to avoid Mandatories, there's at least 4 Mandatories for him right now and will be another 4 after them. Lining up a fight....? Just like he lined up…

Comment by thetruthteller on 01-15-2021

I wonder if Whyte is still questioning that uppercut though?

Comment by Jkp on 01-15-2021

[QUOTE=DaNeutral.;21019454]Well why have you not been calling Wilder a paper champion for years? Surely by your own logic he was one. So Joshua wasn't a champ when he fought Ruiz to win his belts back, but he was fighting A…

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