Dillian Whyte slates Tyson Fury for Sefer Seferi fight and says Gypsy King is fighting a ‘scrub’

TYSON FURY’S comeback fight against cruiserweight Sefer Seferi has been labelled a “p***-take” by heavyweight rival Dillian Whyte.

After announcing his July 28 showdown with ex-WBO champion Joseph Parker, the Brixton Body Snatcher turned his attention to the Gypsy King’s return tomorrow.

 Dillian Whyte is set to face Joseph Parker in September - and also hit out at Tyson Fury

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Dillian Whyte is set to face Joseph Parker in September – and also hit out at Tyson Fury

Whyte is long overdue a shot at WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

And the Londoner, 30, took his frustration out on Fury’s fight with Albanian Seferi at Manchester Arena.

He said: “Who is Sefer Seferi, isn’t he a promoter?

“I understand Fury has been out for a while and needs to make a comeback but that’s garbage.

 Whyte revealed he offered Fury the chance to fight in September, but was rejected

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Whyte revealed he offered Fury the chance to fight in September, but was rejected

“There are better guys than that, proper heavyweights he could have fought who would give him a challenge. It is a p***-take for boxing fans.

“He says he is the best fighter in the world, he can beat Wilder and Anthony Joshua and calls other guys “bums” — then why is he fighting a scrub?

“I am glad he is back but I’ll be having harder sparring sessions than this fight.”

Whyte was twice a sparring partner for Fury during training camps in 2012-13. He offered him a fight for late summer this year but was snubbed by the 6ft 9in 29-year-old.

 The Body Snatcher called Fury's next opponent, Sefer Seferi, a 'scrub'

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The Body Snatcher called Fury's next opponent, Sefer Seferi, a 'scrub'

Fury claims to be the best in the world and is returning to the ring after 924 days out following his defeat of Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

Whyte said: “Tyson is awkward. He is big but not the strongest.

“He is tall but there are ways around that, like putting the hurt on early.

“He shows courage but he has never been nailed by a true heavyweight. That is why he needs more than a year before he fights anyone decent.

 Whyte says Fury shouldn't be claiming to be the best until he gets back into the ring with proven fighters

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Whyte says Fury shouldn't be claiming to be the best until he gets back into the ring with proven fighters

“It is disgraceful because there are certain levels you reach in boxing and have to respect them.

“I offered him a fight for September this year, after he would have had two warm-up fights and he turned it down — and rightly so because his timing will be off and I understand that.

“But don’t go around shouting you can beat everyone when you don’t want to take the fights.”

TYSON FURY’S comeback fight against cruiserweight Sefer Seferi has been labelled a “p***-take” by heavyweight rival Dillian Whyte.