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Tyson Fury ‘can’t call himself the greatest’ heavyweight of all time, insists Dillian Whyte

‘Who has he fought with? Deontay Wilder and Wladmir Klitschko? ‘: Tyson Fury’ can’t call himself the greatest ‘heavyweight of all time, insists Dillian Whyte, who is next in line for a world title shot against the Gypsy King

  • Dillian Whyte has criticized claims that Tyson Fury is the greatest heavyweight ever
  • Fury beat Deontay Wilder in a modern-age classic to end his trilogy
  • Whyte insists that Fury has not achieved half of what other fighters have achieved


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Dillian Whyte has dismissed claims that Tyson Fury is the “greatest” heavyweight boxer of all time.

The Gypsy King secured a historic victory over Deontay Wilder earlier this month to end his trilogy series and extend his undefeated record.

Fury declared himself the ‘greatest heavyweight of his era’ after the fight, while his victory led to some claims that Fury was the best of all time.

Tyson Fury declared himself the greatest of his era after defeating Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury declared himself the greatest of his era after defeating Deontay Wilder

Dillian Whyte has debunked claims that Fury is the greatest heavyweight to ever enter the ring.

Dillian Whyte has debunked claims that Fury is the greatest heavyweight to ever enter the ring.

Dillian Whyte has debunked claims that Fury is the greatest heavyweight to ever enter the ring.

Despite admitting to Fury’s status in the modern era, Whyte has criticized suggestions that the Gypsy King is the greatest heavyweight to ever enter the ring.

Said in CNN: ‘Who has he fought with? Deontay Wilder and (Wladimir) Klitschko, you can’t call yourself the greatest.

‘Okay, you may be the best heavyweight of your time now because you haven’t lost, so you win everyone who gets in front of you.

Fury has scored career defining victories against Wladimir Klitscho and Wilder

Fury has scored career defining victories against Wladimir Klitscho and Wilder

Fury has scored career defining victories against Wladimir Klitscho and Wilder

But you are not the best. You haven’t even achieved half of what Lennox Lewis has: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, all these guys. ‘

Whyte is currently the WBC ‘interim’ champion, putting him in line to fight for Fury’s world title.

Whyte is currently the WBC ‘interim’ champion and appears to be next in line for a Fury world title shot.

He had to defend that status against Otto Wallin this weekend, until the British contender withdrew with a shoulder injury.

Wallin’s team hopes to reschedule the fight, but Whyte would rather have the fight with Fury rather than fight the Swedish heavyweight.

Whyte feels that Fury hasn't accomplished half of what other greats, including Lennox Lewis (left), accomplished in their careers.

Whyte feels that Fury hasn't accomplished half of what other greats, including Lennox Lewis (left), accomplished in their careers.

Whyte feels that Fury hasn’t accomplished half of what other greats, including Lennox Lewis (left), accomplished in their careers.

Whyte is currently next in line for a possible future title shot against the Gypsy King.

Whyte is currently next in line for a possible future title shot against the Gypsy King.

Whyte is currently next in line for a possible future title shot against the Gypsy King.

Whyte said talkSPORT: ‘Fury has the world title and that’s what I was waiting for, that’s what I’ve worked for.

‘I don’t even know how many penalty fees I have paid. I could have easily abandoned this route and took another route years ago, but I have waited and I have waited and I have waited.

‘So what am I going to do? Fight Otto Wallin or fight Tyson Fury, what are you going to do? It is common sense.

That’s for me and your team to sort it out at the end of the day.

‘We don’t know what Tyson Fury is going to do. I may say ‘Yes, that’s all’ tomorrow. I’ve finished’

It could disappear. It could disappear. We were ready before this fight. He’s come out of two fights with me before. ‘

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