Anthony Joshua has weighed in on the possibility of a rematch with Dillian Whyte following his successful comeback bout against Jermaine Franklin.
Whyte has long called for the pair to run back their memorable 2015 British title fight, which ended in a seventh round stoppage win for ‘AJ.’
Speaking to Boxing Social at the O2 Arena last night, Joshua implored Whyte to “move on” but did state that they would meet in a ring once again.
“It’s a fan friendly sport, so it’s up to them what they want. I think the fight is more beneficial for Dillian’s ego than for mine and the fans. We know what they want and we’ll try and get it.”
“I know he says “I’ve won one in the amateurs, he’s won one in the pros.” Move on, I’m not still living in that – it’s done. Get over it!”
“But it’s all good. Listen, we’ll be going again. I wouldn’t mind fighting him, I wouldn’t mind fighting whoever. Just keep it rolling. Time’s going quick as well, so we’ve got to get going with whatever we’re doing.”
Despite a wide victory on the three judges scorecards, many have been critical of Joshua’s performance, stating that he still looks tentative and hesitant to let his hands go.
Whyte was working as part of the DAZN broadcast team on the night, and described his old rival as appearing to be “apprehensive” and “lacking aggression.”
The age old question of a fight between Joshua and Tyson Fury also reared its head, however promoter Eddie Hearn did admit he would prefer his prized heavyweight to have one more fight under new trainer Derrick James first.