Dillian Whyte exposes Anthony Joshua

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Dillian Whyte to face Povetkin in November rematch Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Dillian Whyte believes Anthony Joshua always showed signs of “not liking getting hit” and has accused his old rival of no longer being “aggressive” inside the ring. Whyte firstly won an amateur fight between them and Joshua then avenged it with a knockout victory in a brutal British title fight four years ago. Joshua won his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr last month, but Whyte insists he “won’t be the same fighter” after losing the first fight. “We’ve seen this before – Lennox Lewis was an aggressive fighter on the front foot but got knocked out by Hasim Rahman, then changed his style,” Whyte exclusively told Sky Sports. “People forget Wladimir Klitschko was one of the most aggressive heavyweights for a long time, but he got done by Ross Puritty, Corrie Sanders and Lamon Brewster then changed his style. “Joshua will be the same. “Tall heavyweights start their careers very aggressively, but then? “Even Deontay Wilder, when he was clocked a couple of times by Luis Ortiz, thought ‘I’m just going to wait’. “We have seen this time and time again in history, and it’s always the same.” Whyte insists that Joshua has always shown weaknesses. He said: “Let’s go further back – Carlos Takam, Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker. There were signs of caginess and not liking getting hit.” Joshua is set to defend his newly-regained IBF, WBA and WBO titles in a UK homecoming with Kubrat Pulev leading the chase to be his opponent. Whyte, meanwhile, is still waiting for his first opportunity at a world title. He has been the WBC’s No 1 contender for over 800 days, but Wilder will defend that belt against Tyson Fury on February 22 with another fight between them pencilled in for later this year. Whyte’s best chance of a world title fight could yet come in a rematch against Joshua, and he insists that he would accept that chance: “Of course. AJ says a lot of things. Listen, if he wants to fight me, the fight can happen. “I’m here, I’m ready to fight, if he wants to fight me, the fight can happen. He’s a good fighter and a good champion, but he talks a lot of rubbish most of the time. “Him, Wilder, Fury, they all talk the same rubbish. He says one thing and then he backtracks and says another thing. At least I’m consistent with what I say, and I do what I say. “One minute he says ‘I’m going to spar with Fury’ and then the next minute he says ‘if it works in my schedule’. When Fury said ‘yes, if it works in my schedule’. He just talks rubbish, man.”Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony JoshuaDillian WhyteLennox Lewislast_img read more

Montoya spins teammate to win in Mexico

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Juan Pablo Montoya spun teammate Scott Pruett to take the lead with eight laps left, then held off Denny Hamlin to win the Busch Series race on Sunday for his first NASCAR victory. Montoya, the Colombian star who jumped from Formula One to NASCAR late last season, recovered from a bad pit stop to aggressively move from 19th to first, taking the lead when he sent Pruett’s car spinning on the 72nd lap of the Telcel-Motorola 200. “Of all the people to take out – your teammate,” Pruett said. “That was just lowdown, nasty, dirty driving.” Hamlin, right behind the two Chip Ganassi Racing drivers at the time, said it was a tough call. “I wouldn’t call it dirty driving, but it was a bit aggressive,” Hamlin said. “Juan had the fastest car and he would have taken the lead sooner or later. He was overzealous.” Hamlin, the winner last year, pressured Montoya in the closing laps, but couldn’t pass on the 2.518-mile Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course’s s-curves. Boris Said finished third in the race that ended with a green-white-checker finish after a late caution. Carl Edwards was fourth, and Pruett finished fifth. “I’m really glad we won, but really upset that we took out a teammate,” said Brad Parrott, Montoya’s crew chief. Montoya, who had the dominant car for the entire race, started in third but took the lead from Pruett on the third lap. Montoya made a green-flag stop on the 45th lap, but a fuel malfunction forced him to return to the pits about 10 laps later. After a caution, he started 19th and quickly moved his way back to the front of the field. “The reason I came to NASCAR is for the racing, and we showed today it is a great place for racing,” Montoya said. His victory was celebrated with deafening cheers from the 72,000-strong Mexican crowd. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I’m very sorry about what happened with Scott,” Montoya said. “I thought he saw me and when he came across I had no room to go.” Montoya said he would personally apologize to Pruett. last_img read more