News | Sep 23 2018

Anthony Joshua: ‘If Dillian Whyte wants it then he’s more than welcome’

Dillian Whyte in the frame for Anthony Joshua April 13 fight at Wembley stadium
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin - WBA Super, IBF, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Titles  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

ANTHONY JOSHUA has targeted Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte in his pursuit of an opponent for his April 13 date at Wembley after clinically defeating Alexander Povetkin.

He showed greater maturity and further signs of improvement as he absorbed the Russian’s aggression before adapting and ruthlessly stopping him in the seventh round to retain his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles.

Joshua had recovered from being hurt by a left hand in the opening round and initially boxed through a heavily bleeding nose as the 39-year-old Povetkin continued to both miss and land with further lefts.