Dillian Whyte calls Anthony Joshua a 'fake' ahead of their press conference
Last Updated: 09/09/15 11:53am
Dillian Whyte has branded Anthony Joshua a 'fake,' just days before the bitter rivals come face-to-face again at a press conference.
The two unbeaten heavyweights are both in action this Saturday night, live on Sky Sports, as Whyte faces former world title challenger Brian Minto, while Joshua battles Gary Cornish for the Commonwealth belt.
Whyte holds an amateur win over Joshua and another showdown between the heavy-handed duo is set for December 12, but they must firstly emerge victorious this weekend.
They will both appear at the same press conference later this week and the Brixton man has stoked up their simmering feud with a brutal assessment of Joshua.
I don't like the guy because he's fake and he puts on this demeanour that he's this and he's that.
Dillian Whyte on Anthony Joshua
He told 'Ringside In the Gym': "I don't like the guy because he's fake and he puts on this demeanour that he's this and he's that.
"He's a good guy, but he's not really. He's a bit of a scumbag, to be honest. There are personal reasons why I say that.
"I definitely don't like him and he doesn't like me, but whenever he sees me, he tries to act cool and when he's by himself, he talks rubbish in the media.
"I just don't like the guy. I look forward to getting in there and tucking him in, to be honest."
In addition to the two intriguing heavyweight bouts, an eagerly-awaited rematch between Dave Ryan and John Wayne Hibbert features on the undercard and there will be plenty of pride at stake as fellow light-welterweights Ricky Boylan and Danny 'Cassius' Connor face off for bragging rights in Carshalton.
Watch Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua's fights this Saturday night on a bumper O2 Arena bill, starting at 8pm on Sky Sports 1.