Dillian Whyte laughed at suggestions of fighting Daniel Dubois and questioned why he should take on the rising British star.
But my question to him is why is he fighting Alexander Povetkin?
Whyte keeps claiming he’s the No. 1 in the world but he’s taking on a Russian who has lost twice and already been stopped on these shores.
Who would the British fans rather see him fight – Povetkin or the unbeaten British heavyweight champion in Dubois?
It’s an easy question to answer.
Much like the question as to who the world wants to see WBC champion Tyson Fury take on next – Anthony Joshua or Whyte.
Forget about the belts, nobody is tuning in to see them – they are tuning in to see the fighters.
And there’s no doubt after Fury beats Deontay Wilder again and Joshua deals with Kubrat Pulev the world wants them two in the ring and not Whyte.
Now Eddie Hearn seems more interested in creating obstacles instead of making the fights we all want to see with the claims Whyte must be next for the WBC title and not Joshua.
I think it just backs up my belief that they don’t want Joshua risking his WBA, IBF and WBO titles against Fury because they know he will get beaten.
But I’m ready and waiting for my meeting with Hearn to get these fights on and stop messing around.
He said he needs to go on holiday after this weekend’s fights because he needs a break but really we should be meeting first.
He’s apparently tired after all the travelling he’s done but I thought these shows were on in his back garden? Surely he’s just had to step outside the back door?
After more than 40 years in the game I’ve still got the energy, so come on Eddie. I thought you were a young man?
We will wait though because we want this meeting.
He might say he’s throwing us a lifeline, but we are in a good position with a long-term contract with BT Sport compared to his expiring Sky Sports deal.
This isn’t about lifelines or egos, it’s simply about making great fights for fans. That’s what it’s always about, and he’d do well to think about when he’s sipping cocktails on holiday.