With the proposed date of August 12th drawing ever nearer, it looks increasingly less likely that a rematch between Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte will happen.
Whyte has publicly stated that he is unhappy with some of the terms on offer, mainly the inclusion of a one way rematch clause despite the fact there is no title on the line.
Carl Froch has not been shy in criticising Joshua in recent months, and he has once again stuck the boot in this week.
Speaking on his YouTube channel Froch on Fighting, ‘The Cobra’ said the that the fact Joshua and his team are pushing for one is telling.
“Just for a straight matchup – Joshua vs Whyte doesn’t need a rematch clause, that tells me they don’t really want the fight and they do they know it’s risky and they’re worried ‘AJ’ might lose.
From Whyte’s point of view, if he beats Joshua, he’ll want to move on to bigger and better things – maybe he’ll get the spot in Saudi Arabia and get 50 million quid. And if he beats ‘AJ,’ he deserves it.
It’s annoying, it’s frustrating, it’s heavyweight boxing. What can I say? It tells me that Anthony Joshua probably isn’t that confident.”
Agit Kabayel is believed to be the back up plan if a deal cannot be struck for a bout between Joshua and Whyte, who locked horns before in a memorable British title fight back in 2015.
With a career high payday on offer from Saudi Arabia to face Deontay Wilder in December, it is perhaps no surprise team ‘AJ’ are being somewhat tentative at the minute.