Dillian Whyte claims he would knock out Wladimir Klitschko if he makes a return to boxing

Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora 2 - Heavyweight Boxing

Heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte was in confident mood when quizzed on his potential fight options with talkSPORT this lunchtime.

Whyte, who knocked out fellow Briton Dereck Chisora in round 11 last month, is the strong favourite to be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent in April.

Following the fight with Chisora, Joshua jumped into the ring with his fellow Brit, making the potential fight seem almost inevitable.

However, it appears the ‘Body Snatcher’ may turn his attention to Wladimir Klitschko instead, after rumours surfaced suggesting the Ukrainian could be tempted back into the ring.

The former two-time heavyweight champion Klitschko hasn’t fought since his loss to Joshua in April 2017, but reports claim he could come out of retirement at the age of 42 and Whyte could be his comeback fight.

Whyte gave a confident response when talkSPORT’s Jim White put the question to him earlier on,

“Yeah, I’ll fight anyone and I’ll fight Wladimir Klitschko and knock him out if he comes out, I’ll definitely knock him out.

“I know exactly what to do, I’ve trained alongside him for years and I know what he’s like, I’ll knock him out.

“He’s a great fighter, he gave Anthony Joshua hell, but I just believe it’s my time now and I know what to do. I know how I need to fight him.

“Of course he can [put me down] he’s very experienced. I just believe I will take it into his kitchen and rip the sink out, he doesn’t like body punches as well, I know that from sparring with him.”

It is clear, though, that Whyte believes he is in a strong negotiating position with Wembley already booked on April 13 for an Anthony Joshua fight.

Whyte knows that he is the only name that will ensure Wembley is sold out considering Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are almost certain to face off again.

It will take a much better offer to convince Whyte to have a long-awaited rematch with AJ, with the former claiming he was offered less than what he made for his fight against Chisora.

It is clear now that Whyte is one of the most feared men in the heavyweight division, and whoever his next opponent may be, it is likely to be another mouth-watering encounter.

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