Anthony Joshua Gets Called-Out for December Fight

Published 09/04/2022, 2:15 PM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Anthony Joshua’s loss in the highly anticipated title bout has changed the dynamic of the heavyweight division. It has opened the door for the comeback of the WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Meanwhile, it has also made curious the low-ranking heavyweight pugilists, who can get a shot at him because after losing the title, Joshua has left only one option to get back his lost throne which is to begin a quest by taking a step back.

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On the other hand, Dillian Whyte, the former WBC heavyweight title challenger, is also passing through a similar trajectory. So he has called out his former opponent Joshua.

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Since the WBC mandatory challenger, Dillian Whyte lost in the ring against friend turn rival Tyson Fury in April, he has been living away from the limelight. He has kind of taken a break from the sport. But now, months after this incident, he has called out another British Icon, the former unified heavyweight champion.

Dillian Whyte after beating Mariusz Wach (not pictured) in their Heavyweight contest at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)
“Eddie Hearn was saying he wasn’t fighting December then let’s sweat. You know, I’m coming up for the loss. He’s coming up a loss. We’ve had two fights already. Why not get it in December? That’d be perfect for me. I’ll be ready for December, ” Whyte said.
Earlier, this reporter told Whyte that Joshua is willing to fight him and make their trilogy happen. However, Joshua’s promoter, Hearn, did not believe that it could be possible as Joshua is already planned to fight in one or two bouts.

What did Dillian Whyte observe from the loss of Anthony Joshua in the rematch?

Whyte believes that undoubtedly the Ukranian was a better fighter that night. According to him, Joshua was not mentally that strong, and the match was more about mental force than a physical one.

Notably, Joshua struggled a lot in the previous few months. He changed his team and relied on another coach for the victory but everything finally resulted in disappointment.

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However, regardless of these setbacks, Joshua has enough to make a rocking comeback.

What do you think, Joshua vs Whyte 3 is possible? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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