Whyte demands Joshua fight after stopping Chisora
By Scott Gilfoid: Moments after his 11th round knockout victory over Dereck Chisora, Dillian Whyte demanded that Anthony Joshua fight him next on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) wasn’t interested in hearing Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) explain to him that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) is the guy that he wants for the April 13 date.
Whyte was sounding very spoiled with the way he was demanding Joshua fight him. It’s good that Whyte didn’t throw a temper tantrum and start stomping his feet and holding his breath. It would have been a bad look for him.
Whyte continued to press Joshua to fight him next despite it being a retread fight that only small percentage of the world wants to see. The fight fans outside of the UK want to see is Wilder vs. Joshua. The fans don’t care about seeing Whyte and Joshua fight again, as it’s a redundant fight and more in house Matchroom type bout rather than one that fans want to see.
“Rematch! Let’s go! Let’s go,” Whyte screamed at Joshua when he was inside the ring.
Joshua then responded to Whyte via Sky Box Office: “It was a good fight back then but we need to see where we’re at, now, but we know how the list goes. No 1 or No 2 – if they’re not available then if anyone deserves a shot, it is Dillian.”
Whyte wasn’t pleased to see Joshua not immediately agreeing to fight him next, even though it was never agreed upon that the Joshua-Whyte 2 fight was definitely going to happen if Dillian beat Chisora in their rematch. It was thought by many boxing fans that Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn had already penciled in Whyte as AJ’s opponent for April 13, but apparently it’s not academic that the fight will be made between them on that date.
Joshua is still holding out hope that Hearn can make the unification fight with Wilder. the Wilder-Joshua fight is one that can definitely be made if Joshua inserts himself into the negotiations by telling Hearn to give Wilder the percentage deal that he’s asking for to make the fight happen. If that doesn’t happen, it may prove to be impossible for the Wilder-Joshua fight to get made.
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