Dillian Whyte has launched a scathing attack on Sam Sexton, claiming that he pulled out of a British title fight with him.
Sexton was expected to fill the vacancy left by Hughie Fury, who was also forced to pull out with a clash with Whyte due to health issues, but that fight has now been thrown into doubt.
Whyte’s claims on social media seem to suggest that Sexton has declined the opportunity due to his “lambing” commitments.
Whyte said: “This is the problem with British boxing. There’s guys like Lamb Sexton out there who says he wants to fight, he wants to do this, he wants to do that.
“He’s been saying I’m scared of him, that I don’t want to fight him, now I agreed to fight him. I even got Eddie to move the fight date from the 8th to the 7th so it’s suitable for him to fight.
“And now the guy is saying he can’t fight because it’s lambing season and he’s too busy lambing. So sorry to you guys – sorry for letting you down on a fight for the British title but guys like Sam Sexton are destroying British boxing.”
Although the British Boxing Board had approved the Whyte vs Sexton title fight, it has yet to be announced and now there appears to be a new candidate to face Whyte – Dereck Chisora.
The former British heavyweight champion responded to Whyte’s rant, saying: “Don’t worry man, I’ll take his place. Say ‘let’s do it’ and I’ll whoop your ass, it’s easy. Easy pickings bro, that’s it.
“Tell your boys to holler at my boys and then we’ll get it done. Don’t worry about Sam, I’ll fight you.”
Despite Whyte’s obvious disappointment at Sexton seemingly pulling out of the fight, it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise if the Chisora match-up is actually made.
Whyte and Chisora have clashed in the past, and any bout between the two would represent an interesting contest between two fighters at opposite stages of their careers.by