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Whyte rages at Anthony Joshua’s ‘punch’ threat
Whyte rages at Anthony Joshua’s ‘punch’ threat

Dillian Whyte has promised a brutal response after Anthony Joshua threatened to ‘give him a punch’ at the Alexander Povetkin fight.

Whyte’s status as the mandatory challenger for the WBC heavyweight title is at stake when he faces Povetkin on August 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and unified champion Joshua will be watching from ringside.

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The British rivals became embroiled in a heated exchange in the aftermath of Whyte’s explosive rematch win over Derek Chisora in December 2018, and Joshua is relishing the opportunity to resume their bitter feud.

“I might get in there and give him a punch as well,” Joshua told Sky Sports. “You’re getting me psyched up now.”

“If he does that, he might get a box, there and then, one box.

“He thinks it’s a game, but I don’t play games with these guys. They think it’s a game, scream and shout and get in each other’s faces, but if he does, he will get a box.”