Anthony Joshua has advised Dillian Whyte he is ready to make the next challenge of his IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight titles in a recontest with him — if Deontay Wilder can’t be enticed to surrender arrangement to again battle Tyson Fury.
Whyte delivered an overwhelming stoppage of Dereck Chisora in the eleventh round at London’s 02 Arena to move his case to battle his contender at Wembley Stadium on April 13, even with Joshua considering deserting that date to rather battle in America for the first time.
Joshua has over & again discussed his craving to battle the undefeated WBC champion Wilder for all of the 4 world titles, however with the American expected to battle Fury in a recontest in Las Vegas in April, he will probably require another contender & he demanded Whyte would then be the main contender.
A Joshua-Whyte recontest had showed up a certainty until the aftermath from Wilder-Fury undermined Joshua’s character & has conceivably altered their arrangement.
America’s Jarrell Miller would be the most preferred if he battled in the US.
The 30-year-old Whyte got Joshua out once Chisora had recouped from his chilling knockout, yet Joshua, 29, & bizarrely booed by numerous individuals of those currently at The O2, stated: “If Deontay Wilder is serious and he is going to fight Tyson Fury and doesn’t want to become undisputed champion, Dillian you will get a shot.”
“Dillian’s an idiot, because I showed him some respect. I knocked him clean out when we fought (in 2015), but I said let’s forget that because we have both improved so let’s prove who is the better fighter now.”
“He starts piping up, I said ‘All right, cool’. I’m quite respectful but if Dillian steps in the ring with me you better believe me, none of these heavyweights are on my level, and I keep my lid on because I don’t want to explode on none of them.”
“I’m quite respectful but if Dillian steps in the ring with me you better believe me, none of these heavyweights are on my level”
“If Dillian’s serious, he can come get this work as well, but when the crowd want to see the fight with Dillian, I don’t want to hear no talk when I whoop him, ‘Oh he has had an easy touch, you should have fought Wilder’. Any of them are free to step in that ring with me.”
“Everyone knows I need to fight Deontay Wilder, I’m ready. I’m proud of what Dillian has done. If it’s not Wilder, it’s Whyte over Miller.”
It was in light of Whyte demanding: “I deserve my shot, I’ve worked my way up”, that Joshua marked him an “idiot” & the 2 warriors’ advertiser Eddie Hearn said it was an instance of “when not if” their recontest is made.
Returning to his triumph over Chisora, Whyte stated: “I hurt him in the first round and thought ‘Hey, relax’. I knew it would come.”
“I threw a lazy right hand and dipped a bit, (then) boom! That shot is going to put a lot of people away.”
“Let’s go (Anthony), let’s go!”
Hearn clarified: “It’s a matter of when, not if, because I think Dillian Whyte is going to become the WBO mandatory.”
“Chisora and Whyte did themselves proud. It goes down as another classic.”
“If Deontay Wilder doesn’t want to fight Anthony, then I think it should be Dillian Whyte.”