Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte has slammed Derek Chisora ahead of his return to the ringGetty Images

Dillian Whyte has branded Dereck Chisora a "d**khead" and promised his British rival he will "get the crap beaten out of him" if they fight each other. The outspoken 28-year-old is currently preparing to face Croatia's Ivica Bacurin at the O2 Arena on Saturday (25 June), but Whyte made no secret of his dislike for his fellow countryman ahead of his return to the ring.

Whyte has been out of action with a shoulder injury since he lost to Anthony Joshua in December last year. And the Briton – who subsequently underwent surgery to repair his damaged left shoulder – has admitted he would love to face Chisora in the coming months.

Asked why he does not see eye-to-eye with Chisora, Whyte told IBTimes UK: "He's just a d**k, that's all. He's just an idiot. Some people are just w*****s and he's one of them, that's all it is. He's going to get the crap beaten out of him. Listen, I'm going to beat Dereck Chisora up big time. I'm going to beat him up."

Whyte returns to action on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's defence of his IBF world title defence against Dominic Breazeale. Despite his well-documented dislike of the Olympic gold medalist, Whyte has no qualms appearing on Joshua's undercard.

"It's not frustrating," he insisted. "That's silly, everybody fights on undercards. Lennox Lewis used to fight on undercards, Muhammad Ali did it too. It's normal – that's how everybody starts."

Meanwhile, Whyte also revealed he is happy with his physical condition heading into his return. His preparations have, however, been somewhat complicated by frequent changes of opponents in recent weeks.

"I feel good. I've worked a lot on rehab and so I feel excellent. I feel good," Whyte shared. "The sparring has been good and I've been hitting really hard with my left hand. And so, it feels good. I feel alright, man. I'm raring to go. It's been a bit difficult, not fighting for a while, but I feel ready.

"I've had about eight changes of opponent. It's not been difficult, though. It's frustrating I would say. But that's boxing."