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STRONG: All Whyte on the night

LOOKING AHEAD to the prospect of taking on WBC champion Deontay Wilder, Briton Dillion Whyte said if he beats the ‘Bronze Bomber’ both himself and Anthony Joshua could create history.

Whyte beat Australian Lucas Browne in six rounds at the London O2 Arena last week, brutally knocking out his foe with a devastating left hand shot.

The London fighter is now squarely on a path towards a title shot either against Wilder or Joshua.

RELISH
Whyte, 29, who is Wilder’s number one mandatory opponent according to the rankings, seemed to relish the idea of taking on the Alabama
boxer first.

“If I beat Wilder, I will be the WBC champion and then face Joshua, who holds the other belts," he enthused.

He added: “It would be the first time two British heavyweights have unified the division – it would be massive.”

Excited following his win an animated Whyte goaded Wilder who was watching on HBO in America. “I proved to everyone, I’m world class.

CRACK
A lot of people were writing me off. A lot of people were giving Lu- cas Browne the edge. I’ve been up in Loughborough working hard, training in some garage, in the cold with no heating, and it paid off.” Whyte exclaimed.

He continued: “I’m a good fighter, but no one has seen it yet. When the challenge is there, that’s when I rise. Lucas Browne thought his power was incredible. I might not have 22 knock-outs, but I can crack.

“A lot of people say this and say that, but when they stand in front of me, different story. The O2 is my home, let’s bring more fights here. Let’s get it. I’m laying all of these guys out, one by one.”

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