Anthony Joshua spoke out this week about a potential rematch with Dillian Whyte, saying he’d have absolutely no qualms about stepping into the ring with his old foe in 2023.
Joshua told IFL TV that, whilst it’s hard to give a concrete prediction for anything boxing related, there would be no issues on his side regarding another fight with Whyte.
“You know what it is? It is best that you do speak to me because I can say it from the horse’s mouth. “It could be, but don’t hold me to the cross the things I say. The game’s forever changing. It’s also whatever Dillian wants to do as well.”
“Would I fight Dillian again? Yes, 100%.”
Joshua came out on top when the pair met in 2015, knocking Whyte out in the sixth round of their electric British title fight at the 02 in London.
With both men now established world level heavyweights and looking for a fight to propel them back into title contention, it is unsurprising that rumours of a showdown next year have resurfaced in recent months.
Whyte has got more immediate concerns, however, in the form of Jermaine Franklin. ‘The Bodysnatcher’ takes on the undefeated American on November 26th at Wembley Arena, in what will be Whyte’s first outing since his knockout defeat to Tyson Fury in April of this year.
As for AJ, he was expected to also get out before the end of the year and kickstart his comeback campaign following a second consecutive defeat to Oleksandr Usyk back in August. However, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed recently that his charge won’t be back in a boxing ring until February at the earliest.