Dillian Whyte has launched a scathing attack on Tony Bellew and is ready to fight him for FREE to teach him a heavyweight boxing lesson.
Whyte claimed the WBC 'Silver' belt with a points win over Robert Helenius in Cardiff on Saturday night but Bellew dismissed his credentials when speaking to talkSPORT on Monday.
Ahead of his rematch with David Haye in December, Bellew insisted Whyte was not a top-level fighter and ruled out the prospect of a 2018 heavyweight showdown with his fellow Briton – Listen to that interview IN FULL here!
"Tony Bellew is a very bitter man and he is a coward," said Whyte, when asked for his response to the comments on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
"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 Josua, 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."
And Whyte went on to insist he is serious about foregoing a pay cheque to fight Bellew.
"I have said publicly before I will fight him for free and I will stick to that," said the 29-year-old.
"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."