MORNING BOXING FANS
The heavyweight division is still reeling from the news that a defiant Deontay Wilder WILL take up the option of a trilogy bout with Tyson Fury.
Not all fans are pleased with the news, however, as some would much rather Fury be allowed to get on with a mouthwatering all-British unification fight with Tyson Fury.
According to promoter Frank Warren, the only way that the Gypsy King’s next fight will be with AJ, is if they pay off Wilder.
He told 5Live: “I prefer to go straight to Joshua, but that is the contract.
“It has to be honoured unless we can reach some accommodation for him to step aside.
“We could pay him to step aside if he wants to do that, but that is his choice.”
Wilder, 35, sensationally blamed his defeat by Fury on his ring-walk costume, as he claimed it weakened his legs ahead of the first bell.
But Brit boxer Dillian Whyte was left in disbelief by the excuse.
The 31-year-old, said: “I’m just laughing because he got beat up so bad.”
Commenting on Wilder’s excuse, he added: “You’re a grown man. Your outfit, you try it on before the fight. For that kind of outfit, you need at least three, four fittings.
“You’re telling me, somewhere between those three, four fittings, he didn’t think ‘uh, this is a bit heavy, it might affect my legs.’
“He just talks c**p. It’s the same weight as a backpack. I think in the army, the backpack they carry is 60 or 70 kilos or something and those guys march in a backpack for days and they are half the size of him.
“It just shows you how much rubbish the guy talks. How deluded he is. How can an outfit wear your legs down? He should do what Tyson done, make someone take him to the ring.”