Whyte Blasts Tyson Fury Ahead of Wembley Heavyweight Fight
The camp of Tyson Fury has been blasted ahead of the heavyweight boxing showdown at Wembley Stadium next weekend.
Dean Whyte, Dillion’s Whyte’s brother, has hit out at the behaviour by Fury’s representatives for “a lack of respect and humility” before the clash on Saturday, April 23.
Dillian Whyte is the mandatory challenger for the second defence of Fury’s WBC title, with his sibling unhappy with the opposition with just over a week to go before the bell.
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“There’s been a lack of respect and a lack of humility,” Dean told BoyleSports.
“Just because they’ve won the purse bid there’s a feeling that just because they have control they can treat us like sh*t.
“First off, we’re human beings – if they wanted the best out of Dillian, or any athlete – you treat them with courtesy and respect.
“They won the purse bids but then we have all the shenanigans; four tickets for fight night, three seats on a Ryanair plane economy for the presser, all of this caper.
“You spent £41 million on this fight. Why would you want to send one of the prize assets on an economy plane where you could catch COVID, then spread it around the press conference and the whole show gets disbanded?
“There’s a lot of cheap shots, for example, they are only allowing us four members of the team backstage on fight night. You wouldn’t get that on a Matchroom show. Fury will have 100 people backstage.
“There should be a level playing field, let’s be reasonable. No tickets to sell to Whyte fans, allegedly Tyson Fury has done this all on his own, apparently there’s no Dillian Whyte fans.
“Maybe it’s not contractual, but I’ve never seen a fighter not get tickets to sell to their fans. Thousands of Dillian’s fans have messaged me and can’t get a ticket because they’re too much.”
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