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Dillian Whyte slams Joshua as number one 'bullshit' guy

There is little love lost in a stacked heavyweight division, with Dillian Whyte taking aim at Anthony Joshua.

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Dillian Whyte slams Joshua as number one 'bullshit' guy
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Dillian Whyte labelled Anthony Joshua the number one "bullshit guy" in response to comments his rival made about his upcoming WBC heavyweight title fight against Tyson Fury.

Fury puts his belt on the line against Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, while Joshua is slated for a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, who holds the WBA Super, WBO and IBF straps.

Speaking to IFL TV, Joshua said he was rooting for long-time rival Whyte when he dons the gloves against Fury in a huge domestic showdown.

Boxing - Lawrence Okolie v Michal Cieslak - The O2, London, Britain - February 27, 2022 Anthony Joshua holds up Lawrence Okolie's belt before his fight against Michal Cieslak Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
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Boxing - Lawrence Okolie v Michal Cieslak - The O2, London, Britain - February 27, 2022 Anthony Joshua holds up Lawrence Okolie's belt before his fight against Michal Cieslak Action Images via Reuters/Andrew CouldridgeANDREW COULDRIDGEAction Images via Reuters

"It's a good opponent [for Fury], it's a good [title] defence against Dillian Whyte," Joshua said.

"Dillian Whyte needs to come in, look at what Tyson Fury does and reacts to, and do the complete opposite. Maybe work the body, and be conditioned to go the distance.

"I'm rooting for Dillian, even though I hate him, and I want to smash him one of these days. Go on Dillian, I'm with you all the way."

Replying on his Instagram story, Whyte seemed to be affronted by Joshua's declaration of hatred.

"Why so bitter. Number 1 bullshit guy. @anthonyjoshua what did I ever do to you man," Whyte posted, before adding good luck to Joshua in the bout against Usyk.

In a seeming bid to defuse any simmering tensions, Joshua replied on his own Instagram story: "Hate is a strong word I respect you champ. I Just want to fight you at some point."

Joshua defeated Whyte with a seventh-round knockout when the two met back in December 2015.

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