Should be no surprise to anyone that Anthony Joshua is the guy to fight in heavyweight boxing. At the moment there are multiple potential fights lining up for him actively. There’s the possible rematch with Klitschko and the big clash with Tyson Fury. There are also WBA and IBF mandatory challengers desperately hoping and demanding for a shot at Joshua.
And now a former foe is in the mix as well.
According to The Times, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn asked him about who would he like to fight next. Answer? Dillian Whyte. Yes, the same guy who Joshua TKO’d in 2015 is yet again a target in Joshua’s eyes.
History tells us that there is still a bit of beef left unsquashed between the two. Whyte defeated Joshua when they were both amateurs. Joshua then had his revenge in the pro’s by stopping Whyte in the 7th round. Apparently Joshua is still not satisfied and wants to hand out another lesson to his former rival.
While Joshua has remain undefeated, Whyte has also done well since the loss. He has won four straight including a split decision win against Derek Chisora last December.
Another bout between Joshua and Whyte is highly unlikely due to the long list of opponents that simply have more leverage than Whyte. But maybe we will see a third meeting in the future? In case you need your memory refreshed underneath are the highlights from their previous fight.