Former IBF heavyweight world champion Charles Martin has his latest missile of words aimed at WBC interim champion Dillian Whyte, saying that the British pugilist is flying to the US only to fight a ‘bum’.
Having avenged his loss against Alexander Povetkin as well as regaining his interim status back, Dillian Whyte is currently in the talks to have his upcoming fight in the United States, with a number of opponents lined up as options.
Among the list, unbeaten heavyweight Jermaine Franklin has become the top favorite as Whyte himself revealed last month when, at the same time, Charles Martin expressed his desire to square off against the Jamaica-born Briton.
However, a fight against Martin was not really in plans for “The Villain”, as he rejected the option, as well as called the former IBF champion a “useless bum”.
Stop hiding behind Eddie Hearn: Charles Martin calls out Dillian Whyte
Unsurprisingly, this has not sat well with Charles Martin, who has lashed out at Dillian Whyte for rejecting a fight against him and picking Franklin for his bout in America, reminding the interim champion of the “prize” of the heavyweight division- Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
“Boy, you talking all that slick mess. You ain’t the prize, Fury is the prize. Joshua is the prize. You going to come over here, all the way to America to fight a bum, and not me,” Martin said in an interview with Sky Sports.
“Why don’t you let me welcome you here by knocking you out. You know what I’m saying. I’m rated all across the board brother, so who else you going to fight? If you really want to convince people that I’m easy, then why don’t you come over here and take this easy money from me then? Because you know you can’t do that. Stop hiding behind Eddie Hearn.”
Back in May, Whyte had called out unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua for a rematch after his undisputed championship clash against WBC titleholder Tyson Fury was chucked as the latter is now focusing on his trilogy against Deontay Wilder.
However, it is unlikely that the Joshua vs Whyte fight will be held anytime soon. Unlike AJ, Whyte is not popular outside the UK and AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn, who was joyous to see Fury vs Joshua heading for Saudi Arabia, will not be eager to host the Joshua vs Whyte in their homeland.