News | Dec 23 2018

Anthony Joshua looks to Dillian Whyte rematch, if Wilder unification can’t be made

Anthony Joshua insisted Dillian Whyte would be the leading candidate if he requires an alternative opponent to WBC champion Wilder
Anthony Joshua next opponent
Anthony Joshua & Joseph Parker Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

ANTHONY JOSHUA has told Dillian Whyte he is prepared to make the next defence of his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in a rematch against him — if Deontay Wilder cannot be tempted to abandon plans to again fight Tyson Fury.

Whyte produced a devastating stoppage of Dereck Chisora in the 11th round at London’s 02 Arena to further his claims to again fight his rival at Wembley Stadium on April 13, even with Joshua considering abandoning that date to instead fight in America for the first time.

Joshua has repeatedly spoken of his desire to fight the undefeated WBC champion Wilder for all four world titles, but with the American expected to fight Fury in a rematch in Las Vegas in April, he will likely require an alternative opponent and he insisted Whyte would then be the leading candidate.


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