Whyte vs Browne: Stormzy feud has ended, says Dillian Whyte
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 27/02/18 12:01am
Dillian Whyte admits he no longer has any "hate" for grime artist Stormzy and is happy for the Brit Award winner to attend the Lucas Browne fight.
The Brixton man is preparing to defend his WBC 'silver' heavyweight title against Browne on March 24, live on Sky Sports, as he returns to the venue where Stormzy famously accompanied Anthony Joshua to the ring for his 2015 win over Whyte.
There was also a reference to the 'The Body Snatcher' on Stormzy's 'One Take Freestyle', but Whyte put this personal dispute in the past after taking his own career to within touching distance of a world title fight.
At the time, I was a bit annoyed about it, but you can't take these things personally. You have to learn to forgive and move on.
"Me and Stormzy had our little nonsense, but fair play to Stormzy he's doing well," Whyte exclusively told Sky Sports.
"You cannot hate on a man that's doing well. That thing at the fight was part of launching his career, so it's a business. At the time, I was a bit annoyed about it, but you can't take these things personally. You have to learn to forgive and move on.
"Congratulations to him, he's doing good, and I hope he will continue to do good. I cannot hate on a man for doing good and feeding his family."
Asked if Stormzy is welcome at the London venue, Whyte added: "He can have tickets to come. Listen, as long as these people are supporting who they are supporting. Whether they are supporting me to lose or to win, I don't care. The only thing that matters is the support."
Promoter Eddie Hearn is adding more fights to the bill for Whyte-Browne, with the main event possibly being broadcast on American television, and he is considering the inclusion of another British rival, Dereck Chisora.
"We are working on that at the moment," Hearn said. "Lewis Ritson against Scott Cardle could land on there as well, which is great. Dillian is involved in the show here.
"Anthony Fowler was added this morning. We've got Frank Buglioni-Callum Johnson, which is a great fight. I think that Chisora could be on.
"This [Whyte vs Browne], I'm speaking to Stephen Espinoza from Showtime, they may take the US TV on this. This is the best fight outside of the championship fights."
Dillian Whyte takes on Lucas Browne on March 24, live on Sky Sports - this Saturday, Kell Brook makes his comeback live on Sky Sports Main Event from 7:30pm.