Dillian Whyte has fully moved on from any talk of a possible return against UK rival Dereck Chisora ahead of a massive clash with Poland’s Mariusz Wach on June 3.
Chisora and Whyte pushed each other all the way in a close battle in Manchester last December, a fight many fans in Britain wanted to see again due the entertainment value involved the first time around.
But ‘The Villain’ knows a win over 6ft 7ins giant Wach pushes him that much closer to a world championship opportunity and is taking nothing for granted as Whyte trains for a return to the O2 Arena.
“He’s a tough guy so I’ll have to work hard. I believe I have what it takes, the resilience, tenacity, skills and heart to beat him. Possibly a stoppage if I apply the right game plan,” said Whyte.
“He’ll come to fight, use his range. It is Heavyweight boxing – you can’t guess what these fighters are thinking. You have to prepare for all outcomes.
“He’s challenged for a World title and he’s the man who gave Klitschko problems and put up a good fight against Alexander Povetkin too – two of the best fighters we’ve had in the past 10 years. It shows how tough he is. He just beat Erkan Teper as well so it’s a very tough test.
“After my last fight, I could have fought Chisora again but I want to move onwards and upwards and I believe this is a couple of levels above Chisora.
“I want to fight for a World title in the next year. I’m in a good position to be in with my rankings but I know that Wach is a dangerous customer and can ruin my dreams, so I have to be at my very best and take him out in style to prove I mean business at the top level.”