Dillian Whyte Demands Anthony Joshua Rematch: “I Want AJ Now, Next”

Published 05/25/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


As the Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight has failed to get on the floors, there is a string of opponents who are waiting to battle the unified heavyweight champ.

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That said, the WBC interim heavyweight champion, Dillian Whyte now wants to capitalize on this opportunity and fight his compatriot Joshua in a blockbuster rematch.

Recently, his trainer, Xavier Miller, put on an Instagram story, wherein he asserted that “We want Wilder vs Fury 3 winner.”

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However, Whyte came out with a response to his trainer’s statement. He himself then took it to his Instagram story, stating, “No, I want AJ now next.” 

Whyte, in his last fight, outclassed the veteran Alexander Povetkin. This was his rematch with the ‘Russian Vityaz’ and the Brit came out strong with his cosmic game plan and strategy.

Right from the first bell, ‘The Body Snatcher’ made his intentions clear and adapted an offensive approach. This helped him break Povetkin’s style of fighting and it also assisted him in stopping the long-time runner of the sport.

With that win, Whyte put himself in top of contention to face the WBC champ, Tyson Fury. However, the latter is now locked in to fight his foe, Deontay Wilder.

And until and unless Wilder and Fury settle on one true winner, ‘The Body Snatcher’ will have to take on anyone else in the line. Considering the situation at hand, Whyte wants to take on the Anthony Joshua rematch.

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Ever since Joshua’s fight with Tyson Fury fell through, the only fight that seems relevant for ‘AJ’ is a 12-round war against Oleksandr Usyk.

NEW YORK , United States – 1 June 2019; Anthony Joshua after defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Usyk is the mandatory challenger for ‘AJ’s WBO title. And the probabilities of these two fighting each other next are supremely high.

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That said, Whyte seems far from confronting his arch-rival once again. Because ‘AJ’ has a stacked fight plan ready for this year. Yet, it’ll be intriguing to see how things fall in place in the big men’s division in the coming few months.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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