Dillian Whyte ‘begged’ his team to allow him to inject morphine into his shoulder so he could fight Otto Wallin … after the angry Swede wanted him to show he was hurt when the Brit pulled out of their fight.
- Dillian Whyte wanted to inject morphine into his shoulder to fight Otto Wallin
- The British heavyweight was ready to take on the Swede at London’s O2 Arena.
- But he retired in dramatic style after sustaining a shoulder injury in training.
- Whyte now has his sights set on a long-awaited title match against Tyson Fury
Dillian Whyte has revealed that he ‘begged’ his team to allow him to inject morphine into his shoulder so that he could participate in his canceled fight with Otto Wallin last month.
The British heavyweight was set to face the Swede at London’s O2 Arena, but had to retire in dramatic style after sustaining a shoulder injury in training.
Wallin, furious, asked Whyte to have him examined by an independent doctor to prove it was a genuine injury and later admitted that he was frustrated because he was desperate to get into the ring with the ‘Body Snatcher’.
Dillian Whyte ‘begged’ his team to inject morphine into his shoulder so he could fight Otto Wallin
Whyte retired after a shoulder injury, leaving Wallin complaining about training costs
Now Whyte is expected to skip a fight with Wallin and head straight to Tyson Fury after Gypsy King beat Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight in Las Vegas last month.
But Whyte has now acted angrily at claims that his shoulder injury occurred at a “convenient” time amid Wallin’s demands for an independent examination.
He revealed that he had even been willing to inject painkillers into his shoulder so he could get into the ring against the Swede.
Whyte said: ‘We have to respect my name. Listen, I’ll fight anyone; I do not mind.
‘I’m always willing to go and ready to fight, but my injury, I tried to make the fight.
I begged my team to put some morphine on my shoulder to numb him for three or four rounds and to get in there and give it up.
But they said, “Don’t be stupid, this isn’t your last fight. It’s not like you’re 40 and you have one fight left in your career.”
‘So, they are the brains, and I am the muscular one, and I have to listen to what they say because they have guided me well and have not taken any false steps in my career.’
Whyte says he was desperate to fight Wallin, but his team prevented him from taking painkillers
Whyte pictured with his backroom team after beating Alexander Povetkin in March
Wallin also claimed that he had lost £ 18,000 in training costs for his preparation for the fight before Whyte responded, labeling his opponent and his promoter Dmitriy Salita as ‘babies’, while claiming that he lost around £ 150,000 in his field of play. training.
Last week, Whyte told Fury’s team to expect a huge bidding war for the mega-million television rights to their fight.
The outcome would also decide whether that world heavyweight title fight would be televised live on PPV on BT Sport in the UK and ESPN in the US or on DAZN on both sides of the Atlantic.
Eddie Hearn “hopes” to confirm Whyte as a mandatory challenger for the WBC title at that organization’s annual convention in Mexico City next month.
Whyte expressed his’ gratitude ‘for Hearn’s efforts and’ a sense of loyalty ‘but added:’ I have to put myself first when it comes to the fight I’ve wanted all my life.
‘I can’t let a television network get in the way of my opportunity to prove myself against the champion who is now called the world’s greatest heavyweight. The chance to become The Man. It all depends on who gets the most money. ‘
Eddie Hearn hopes to confirm Whyte as mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury’s WBC title
Fury has yet to decide if he will need an interim fight before facing the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Olexsandr Usyk for the undisputed world heavyweight championship next summer.
Hearn says: ‘Dillian has waited a long time for his mandatory shot and we will do everything we can to help him.
‘We hope to enter into negotiations in November. If Arum and ESPN make a great offer to Dillian that is acceptable to him, we at Matchroom would give him our full support.
‘If not, it will go to massive tenders because this is a great fight for Britain and great all over the world. We can expect revenue of around £ 35 million for UK pay-per-view.
Tyson is believed to want a homecoming fight in Britain after a few years of campaigning in the US and this one would fill Wembley in late March or early April. Or Old Trafford if that’s your preference.