Dillian Whyte suggests Anthony Joshua has lost his edge and 'won't be the same again'

  • Tom Kelly
Andy Ruiz Jr v Anthony Joshua 2 - Final Press Conference

It appears that Dillian Whyte has taken yet another media jab at current heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua, as AJ's nemesis believes that he will "never be the same fighter". 

Whyte and Joshua fought as amateurs, with Whyte leaving the ring with the victory, but Joshua managed to silence the Brixton-boxer in their professional rematch and they have yet to fight since.

However, with Joshua's shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in recent memory, Whyte believes this defeat will change the style of AJ. 

"We've seen this before - Lennox Lewis was an aggressive fighter on the front foot but got knocked out by Hasim Rahman, then changed his style," Whyte explained to Sky Sports. 

"People forget Wladimir Klitschko was one of the most aggressive heavyweights for a long time, but he got done by Ross Puritty, Corrie Sanders and Lamon Brewster then changed his style."

He later added: "Joshua will be the same."

Despite AJ's devastating defeat to Ruiz, Whyte highlighted that there were signs of weakness early on for the now heavyweight champion, with Joshua seemingly struggling in previous fights.

"Let's go further back - Carlos Takam, Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker. There were signs of caginess and not liking getting hit."

However, with the criticism aside from Whyte, the British boxer is yet to receive a title shot but there's a strong chance that things could change very soon.

It's possible that he could fight the winner of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder in an attempt to win the WBC world championship belt. 

Andy Ruiz Jr v Anthony Joshua 2 - Final Press Conference

Nevertheless, Whyte revealed that he would be open to a rematch with Joshua. 

"Listen, if he (AJ) wants to fight me, the fight can happen.

"I'm here, I'm ready to fight, if he wants to fight me, the fight can happen. He's a good fighter and a good champion, but he talks a lot of rubbish most of the time.

"Him, Wilder, Fury, they all talk the same rubbish. He says one thing and then he backtracks and says another thing. At least I'm consistent with what I say, and I do what I say."

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