LAWRENCE OKOLIE has shared a clip of himself “slapping Dillian Whyte about” in sparring on Instagram.
The Rio 2016 Olympics star, 26, earlier revealed on Twitter he believed he could beat Whyte, before backing up his claim with the 20-second clip video.
On Twitter, Okolie wrote: “I personally believe I would beat @DillianWhyte”.
He then moved on to Instagram where he shared his video from the “archives”.
Okolie captioned the clip: “Here’s a quick 20 secs of me slapping your favourite heavyweight about.
“I don’t give a toss about @dillianwhyte and or anyone else in this industry #archives #notapopularityconstest”
But Whyte was in no mood to take it lying down, all-but calling him out on social media for a meet-up.
Whyte hit back at the Twitter claim by publicly replying: “I will bump in to u soon enough mate and see what u really say waste man.”
Okolie replied by saying, “This guy… See you at the next show”, before asking him to follow him on Twitter.
Whyte added: “U have a lot to say on the internet.
Cruiserweight star Okolie – manged by Anthony Joshua – has made a blistering start to his professional career, with seven of his ten wins so far inside the distance.
And now he has vowed to leave his comfort zone and quash his “boring” tag, saying: “I will show a little bit more of myself. I’ve been boxing a bit safe, within myself.
“I’m going to show a bit more skill I believe, a bit more relaxation. Now I actually just don’t care anymore, I’m just going to go out there and have fun.”
Meanwhile, Whyte is hoping to become WBC mandatory challenger if Deontay Wilder fights Dominic Breazeale.
Wilder ended negotiations for a rematch with Tyson Fury, with Whyte saying: “The WBC, they ordered me against Breazeale.
“Hopefully they will honour that and keep true to their word, and they will give me the mandatory position.
“If Wilder wants to fight Breazeale, I should become the WBC automatic mandatory, because Dominic Breazeale is pulling out of the fight, not me.”
Meanwhile, outspoken Whyte dubbed Anthony Joshua as the “Lance Armstrong of heavyweight boxing” amidst unfounded doping accusations.
Whyte claimed: “OK Mr humble it’s about time u show your true colours or is this just the testosterone rage coming out.
“Everyone knows u are the Laurnce [sic] Armstrong of heavyweight boxing you got a lot to say on here but when am face to face with you u don’t say nothing #TESTOSTERONERAGE”.