Despite their social media spat on social media this weekend, it seems there hasn’t always been bad blood between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte.
The heavyweights exchanged a number of verbal blows on Saturday, with Whyte claiming he would make Fury ‘cry’ during sparring.
Meanwhile, the ‘Gypsy King’ claimed the London-born fighter was only famous on account of his knockout defeat to Anthony Joshua in December 2015.
Fury carried on the feud on Sunday, however, there’s been a twist in this dispute.
A text he claimed to have sent to Whyte shortly after the ‘Body Snatcher’s’ victory over Mariusz Wach appears to show Fury reaching out to him.
Whyte’s triumph over Wach was somewhat overshadowed by the controversy surrounding a doping charge which was later dropped.
After the fight, he admitted that he considered walking away from boxing, a feeling Fury is very familiar with having battled a number of demons during his two-and-a-half-year absence from the sport.
Fury tweeted: “This is a text I sent @DillianWhyte back in December after his fight with Wach, I was concerned about him so I reached out to him.
“And this is how people treat you when your [sic] nice to them!! And by the way when he was out on a ban years ago I kept him going with bringing him in…”
The text read: “Hi mate just seen an interview with you and you seem a bit down in yourself.
“Keep your chin up pal as u did well last night with everything that’s been going on with u, all that b******* f**** up ur mind.
“Put it all behind you & smash 2020 this will be your year. God bless.”
What will Whyte‘s response be?