Dillian Whyte used a live radio phone-in show to have a pop at UK rival Tony Bellew in the wake of defeating Robert Helenius on Saturday.
Whyte picked up the WBC Silver heavyweight title with a points win at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and is now in line for a shot at Deontay Wilder.
Despite being on the verge of a title chance, Whyte stated he would mind mixing it with Bellew following some choice words from the Liverpudlian regarding his ability to compete at the top level.
“Tony Bellew is a very bitter man and he is a coward,” said Whyte when appearing on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT.
“I have offered to fight Tony Bellew for free on numerous occasions
“This is a man that was getting knocked out at super-middleweight and at light-heavyweight. He is not a true heavyweight.
“Tony Bellew is scared to fight me, he is scared to fight Anthony Joshua, he is scared to fight Deontay Wilder. I am not scared to fight any of these guys. That is the reason why he feels he needs to bad-mouth me.
“If he is a real man, let him fight me. I want to fight him and beat up him just to show him he is not a true heavyweight. He will get smashed.”
‘The Villain’ even went as far as stating he doesn’t want a purse for his efforts against ‘The Bomber’.
“I have said publicly before I will fight him for free and I will stick to that,” he pointed out.
“He can have all the pay-per-view, all the revenue for the gates, everything. I just want to make a statement. It is one fight in my career I am willing to make a statement on.”
Bellew has the not-so-small matter of a return with David Haye to contend with beforehand as the pair prepare for war again on December 17 in London.
Haye was taken out late on after suffering a serious achilles injury and Bellew is out to prove it was no fluke by scoring an even more convincing victory than back in March.
For Whyte, promoter Eddie Hearn has already made an offer to Wilder for a possible February clash and is waiting to hear a response once the American faces Bermane Stiverne in his own rematch this weekend.