Recent hall of fame inductee, Carl Froch, has admitted that he would not be interested in a fight between Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, as ‘AJ’ looks to rebuild his career following back-to-back defeats.
Joshua and Whyte have been entangled in a rivalry since their amateur days, where Whyte defeated the now two-time world champion.
However, when they stepped into the ring in the professional ranks in 2015, it was a different story. Joshua brutally knocked ‘The Bodysnatcher’ out, with a vicious uppercut and in doing so, appeared to end the rivalry. Now, as Joshua looks to rebuild from back-to-back defeats, Whyte’s name is being touted once again.
Despite the first fight being entertaining, Froch seemed unimpressed at the rumours of a rematch.
On the ‘Boxing with Steve Bunce’ podcast, the former super-middleweight champion explained his belief that a Joshua-Fury fight was never going to materialise and expressed his disappointment at the proposed rerun with Whyte.
“I was never a believer that the AJ-Fury fight was going to happen, because I just thought that AJ is not going to want to jump in with Tyson Fury and get beat, after he has lost three of his last five fights.
I don’t think he can beat Fury, I don’t think anyone can. I don’t think AJ has got the mindset now, to get in there and beat Fury, I think he knows that and didn’t have any intentions of fighting him, unless it was going to be a massive payday.”
“He is going to try and rebuild, he is talking about fighting Dillian Whyte as well? That is not really a fight that I would be looking forward to. I’ve already seen it, I’m not that interested.”
2023 will be a pivotal year for Anthony Joshua, as he seeks to reignite his career under his new trainer, which is rumoured to be Derrick James.
Whilst the Whyte fight is a string possibility, it won’t be for AJ’s comeback on April 1st. Instead, a heap of ‘lesser’ names are being whispered as Joshua looks to get back into the winning column, and it seems that Jermain Franklin, Demsey McKean, and Otto Wallin are the current frontrunners.