Security was needed to separate Brixton based heavyweights, Dillian Whyte and Ian Lewison during the press conference for their upcoming contest for the vacant British Heavyweight Title at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Friday, October 7.
Both boxers had previously predicted they will win the contest via KO and during the conference, things got a little personal and security had to step in.However, in the end, cooler heads prevailed and the head-to-head proceeded without issue.
“We’re going to go at it – I really want to beat him up because he talks rubbish,” said Whyte. “I used to think one of these days I’m going to bash his head in, so it’s not long until I tuck him in.
“Ian has been around for years. He could’ve been someone, people used to talk about him. I beat him up when I was
“He likes eating more than he likes training. His whole team knows what time it is – the know what’s going to happen on the night when I am all over him and laughing as I finish him off, we’re going to need a crane to pick him.
“He’s going to run out and try to swing, so it’s up to me what happens in the fight – whether I engage or whether I box him.”
“It’s going to be carnage,” said Lewison. “After the fight, he’s going to look bad, and I’m going to KO him inside four rounds.
“It’s a big opportunity for me with a big fight on TV. I thought England wasn’t into public executions anymore? I’m not looking for points, they are for supermarkets. I’m going to KO him, that’s what I am looking for.
“Whether we’re friends or not is irrelevant, we’re in there to do a job and that’s win the belt. He’s got a big profile and that means I can get my name out there and get the big fights with a win.”
Whyte and Lewison clash on a huge bill in Glasgow as three-weight World champion Ricky Burns defends his WBA World Super-Lightweight title against big-hitting mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh.
Scotty Cardle defends his British Lightweight title against Kevin Hooper and there’s action for Joe Ham, Lewis Paulin, Stewart Burt, Scott McCormack and Ross Murray.