DILLIAN WHYTE hit out at rival Tyson Fury and vowed to ‘finish him’ when they finally fight.
Fury most recently knocked out Deontay Wilder in round 11 of their epic trilogy bout in Las Vegas.
But Wilder, 36, twice had the WBC champion down in round four, but was unable to close the show and was stopped himself after being floored three times.
Whyte, 33, promised he would do what the Bronze Bomber failed to and hand Fury, also 33, a crushing loss.
He told Sky Sports: “Of course I’ll finish him. Wilder is overrated. He can punch, but he can’t fight.
“He’s very athletic and rangy, and he’s got good speed, so when he closes the distance quick and he lands a punch, he’s heavy-handed.
“But he can’t box and he can’t fight. Everything he does is erratic and that’s why Fury was able to take him out.
“He knocked Fury down twice, heavy knockdowns, and Fury came back and won rounds. Wilder is just a freak of nature, he has no technical ability.
FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALS
“If I put Fury down, I’ll be attacking him, head and body, head and body.
“I don’t know what Wilder was doing. He didn’t look like he had any strategy or anything. He was just jumping into range and just acting crazy.”
Whyte holds the WBC ‘interim’ title, which in turn makes him mandatory for Fury’s title.
But after he launched a legal case to receive his shot at the belt, it actually prevented the WBC from ordering the fight at the annual convention.
Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum has also admitted they would prefer to face Oleksandr Usyk, 34, in an undisputed title decider.
But Anthony Joshua, 32, has already invoked his right to an immediate rematch with Usyk, following his loss in September, leaving Whyte as a frontrunner to fight Fury.
He said: “It’s already been confirmed that Tyson Fury has to fight me next.
“They announced it on their website that I’m the mandatory challenger and I’m Tyson Fury’s next fight.
“I don’t know where this confusion has come from. He will try to fight Usyk, because Usyk is a much easier fight for him.
“Fury has been mandated to fight me twice. He asked for the WBC ‘Diamond’ belt to fight me, but ran away when they agreed. He just keeps making excuses.
“Hopefully now he’s got no choice. What’s he going to do? Throw the belt in the bin and run away from more money than he got to fight Wilder?
“Obviously he says he’s a fighting man and a man of his word, but we all know he talks a lot of s***, so let’s see.
“He said he was going to fight me after he beat Wilder, then he ran away. Let’s see what he does.”