Looking into 2019, Deontay Wilder refuses to look past a rematch with Tyson Fury, claiming fighting Anthony Joshua would be "dumb" before settling the score with the lineal heavyweight champion.
"Rematch, let's go", Whyte said to the champ, who he lost to in 2015 (via BBC).
Whyte did rattle Joshua with his comments, and the latter now finds himself in a different, arguably hard place as the year turns. He's got four of the belts but if I'm mandatory for one or two of them and he doesn't fight me, they will strip him at some point.
"Right now, it's all about enjoying the holidays, going into the New Year, enjoying the New Year, then getting back at it", he added.
"I heard they were booing the s*** out of Joshua", the undefeated American said.
Wilder and Fury battled to a controversial draw earlier this month and the clamour for a second bout between the pair looks set to further frustrate Joshua's ambition to unify the heavyweight division.
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Whyte beat Chisora on a split decision in 2016, but there was no disputing the result this time.
It would be a surprise if the two did not meet in the ring for real at Wembley Stadium on April 13 for Joshua's WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles. "If there's anyone that deserves a shot, if it isn't them it's you".
"I don't know what more I need to do to get that message across".
"I thought he'd have said let's do it [when Whyte invited Joshua into the ring], but he was um'ing and arr'ing".
If Whyte doesn't get a title shot he eager to move forward and while the Parker fight would be lucrative, it might be judged too risky given the position Whyte has now manouevred himself to. Him and "AJ" is a brilliant fight. "AJ won't want to be off his perch for long, though, so we expect he'll fight the victor". This time around, Whyte knocked out Chisora in the eleventh round of a back-and-forth match. But Chisora's body work came back to haunt him.
"So it'll be dumb to just fight somebody else while you've already got a fight everyone is talking about".