Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte gave promoter Eddie Hearn both barrels in a recent radio interview on the back of a tense few weeks.
The current WBC number one, who turned down mandatory eliminators with Luis Ortiz (WBC) and Kubrat Pulev (IBF), had been hoping a rematch with Anthony Joshua would happen on April 13 at Wembley.
Talks broke down as Joshua turned his attention to fight in the United States. The four-belt top division ruler is now set to fight Jarrell Miller in New York.
Relations between Whyte and Hearn haven’t been the best since. The pair even had a row backstage at the recent Matchroom show in London.
Elevating things further, Whyte appeared on talkSPORT and let rip on what he really thinks of the situation with Hearn and Joshua.
“The offers they made me were fake offers, because they were just using me as a negotiating tool to keep Miller’s price down,” Whyte told talkSPORT.
“They were never really serious about making the fight. We heard in last September he was fighting Miller in America this year.
“They came to me at 12 weeks notice to make a fight and they gave Miller 19 weeks notice. It’s a joke.
“They never tried to make the fight. We tried to make the fight last September which would have given us the time.”
Demanding a clash with Dominic Breazeale is secured in order to be in line for the winner of the Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury rematch, Whyte added: “Eddie needs to show some good faith and goodwill to deliver Breazeale for me.
“That’s the one I want. That’s the one my promoter has to deliver. I’ve done everything he’s asked me to do, won every fight he asked me to win.
“He has deliver for me now. Dominic Breazeale is the WBC mandatory even though I’ve been No.1 for two years,” said ‘The Bodysnatcher’.
Without a contract between the pair, Whyte could effectively walk away whenever he wanted. Reports of a meeting with Al Haymon last month have been denied by Whyte.
Hearn doesn’t seem worried though as he reminded Whyte of all the Pay-Per-View money he’s earned and will bank in the future only last week.