Could Joshua Whyte Happen in April?
Could Joshua Whyte Happen in April? After Whyte shot to the top of the list by beating Joseph Parker at the O2.
If American heavyweight Deontay Wilder doesn’t sign a deal to fight AJ, promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that AJ will fight Dillian Whyte who recently defeated New Zealand’s Joseph Parker by a unanimous decision. The win sent Whyte straight towards a shot at a world title.
Eddie Hearn said, “everybody seems to want the Joshua-Wilder fight including us.
“Joshua has I think the toughest fight of his career on September 22 against Povetkin at Wembley
Stadium, but after that, we have April planned back at Wembley, and the guy we want is Deontay Wilder.
Hearn, however, pointed out that Wilder has been very reluctant to sign a contract and this time if he doesn’t, it will be AJ’s long-term rival Dillian Whyte who will get the chance.
The fight against Parker saw both him and Whyte exchange heavy blows that sent both heavyweights to the canvas. 30-year-old Dillian Whyte was barely holding on at the final bell.
But Whyte is no joker having managed to beat other heavyweight contenders including Lucas Browne, Dereck Chisora, as well as Robert Helenius. Whyte is now looking to secure a world title.
Eddie Hearn said, “he has earned the right to fight Anthony Joshua, he’s just beaten Joseph Parker who Joshua beat. He had him down, Joshua didn’t have him down.
AJ and Whyte have been at each other’s throats for a healthy long time now. Back when they were both competing at armature level, it was Whyte who beat Joshua. The next time they met was at the Pros match in 2015 at the O2 Arena. This time it was AJ who managed to send Whyte to the canvas.
Hearn claims that their main intention is to crown AJ the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world but also says that if Wilder is not willing to enter into the ring with Joshua, Dillian Whyte has proved himself a worthy opponent.
As to what Dillian Whyte thinks about his potential match against Joshua In April, it goes without saying that he has wanted this fight for a long time. However, after being asked who he preferred to fight between AJ and Wilder, Whyte replied, “I really don’t care.
“There’s Wilder, and there’s Joshua but to fight any one of these two, I’m going to have to wait until April.
“We need an intermediate fight because I’m still learning. There are still things to work on, to get a bit sharper, and also get my weight down a lil bit.