Heavyweight Contender, Dillian Whyte feels unhappy about statements made by Otto Wallin over and his trainer over their cancelled meeting, which was scheduled to take place this coming weekend, Oct 30th at the O2, Arena in London.
Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs), who pulled out of the fight due to a shoulder injury was more detailed in his explanation during a BBC podcast “5 Live Boxing With Steve Bunce”. Whyte said his shoulder injury only got worst while he was preparing to face Sweden’s Wallin (22-1, 14 KOs, 1 NC).
Whyte explained, he had felt some pain during his training in Portugal and had to take an injection and some time off to recover from the pain but the pain later became unbearable, he also went further to tell Bruce, his MRI showed he had some serious inflammation and scared tissue in his left shoulder.
“My shoulder just completely shut down, completely shut down,” Whyte told Bunce for an episode that debuted Tuesday on BBC’s website. “I was in pain. Come out of the ring and I said, ‘Nah. Something’s not right here. This ain’t right for me to complain about it.’ Because there’s been fights I’ve had shoulder injuries before and I’ve gone through them. We went and did an MRI, like an emergency MRI scan the next day. The MRI showed that my shoulder was way worse than I thought it was. I wanted to fight. I said to ‘em, ‘Listen, if we manage it and get another injection closer to the time or whatever, then I’ll go for the fight.’ I said, ‘I’ll go for the fight. I never pulled out of a fight before. I don’t wanna pull out now because you get idiots like Salita and Wallin just keeps talking crap from the side.
“You know, what Wallin forget is he was a hand-picked cherry. It wasn’t even a voluntary. He was just someone that I just picked because the simple reason is Tyson Fury underestimated him, and he gave Tyson Fury a hard right, really. And I wanted to show people this guy ain’t as good as what people say he is, and as what people think he is. So, and then one thing led to another and then, you know, all these guys start saying all of these things, start saying all this and all that. But I don’t really care. The people who know me know I don’t pull out from fights.”
Whyte’s fight with Wallin, would have served more as a voluntary title defence for the WBC Interim Heavyweight title he currently possesses. However, Whyte will now move forward to a fight with Fury as announced by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman before the WBC championship fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
Whyte isn’t obligated to fight Wallin in any way as the fight was voluntary but would have had to face Wallin again as the German won the fight, previously scheduled for the 30th of October.
Whyte has however been there before after before his fight with Former WBA World Champion Alexander Povetkin, whom he lot to via fourth round knockout despite being very close to getting a fight with Wilder, the then WBC Heavyweight Champion.
Whyte was able to avenge that loss with a knockout of his own but that derailed the anticipated championship fight with Wilder, who lost the title to Fury, months later and another mistake of that sort could leave him WBC Heavyweight interim champion for a time longer than expected.
“I begged the guys to let me fight,” Whyte said. “I begged ‘em. I said, ‘Listen, if we have an injection or whatever, obviously I would just numb my shoulder. … If I need surgery after, I need surgery after. I don’t care. I done it before. You know? I done it before. Against Joshua, I done it before with my shoulder. You know what I mean? So, it’s nothing new to me.”“I begged the guys to let me fight,” Whyte said. “I begged ‘em. I said, ‘Listen, if we have an injection or whatever, obviously I would just numb my shoulder. … If I need surgery after, I need surgery after. I don’t care. I done it before. You know? I done it before. Against Joshua, I done it before with my shoulder. You know what I mean? So, it’s nothing new to me.”
Whyte also used the medium to question people especially the Wallin team, Who have