WBC heavyweight interim champion Dillian Whyte has blasted current champion Tyson Fury saying he is a joker and doesn’t care about the public.

Whyte was confirmed as a mandatory challenger to the WBC belt but will have Russia’s Alexander Povetkin on Saturday to have a chance of facing the winner between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

Whyte is not impressed with his fellow Brit who claims he is not ready to fight him [Whyte] if both emerge victorious in their respective bouts.

“Do you think Tyson Fury cares? Tyson Fury don’t care. He used to say he was the lineal heavyweight champion, he let the public think he is, but he does what he wants to. Tyson Fury doesn’t care.

“He’s a man that says one thing today and then says something else tomorrow. He doesn’t give two hoots what the public thinks.

“He said he was a fighting man. Before he won the belt, he said he was going to fight me. He just talks rubbish. He said he was going to do this to me, do that to me. When I beat Deontay Wilder, I’m going to give Dillian the first shot at the belt, because he deserves it, he’s waited so long and he’s worked so hard.

“After he wins the fight, he talks about fighting Derek Chisora. He’s a joker. The WBC have obviously come forward and said you have to fight me now, so let’s see what he’s going to do.

“He’s tried everything to avoid me. Even without waiting for the outcome of my fight with Povetkin, he’s so scared about the prospect of fighting me that his promoter begged the WBC to elevate him to ‘Franchise’ champion to keep him out of my clutches.

Mauricio has said publicly that that ain’t happening. All going well, he’ll be all mine, but I fully expect him to run, run and run, just like that coward Wilder before him.”

Is Fury really afraid of Whyte or the talks are just to raise the stakes and hype the yet to be decided fight?