Dillian Whyte has expressed his frustrations regarding a potential fight with Anthony Joshua, revealing no serious talks for a rematch between the pair ever took place.
Whyte seemed confused at DAZN’s strategy, stating why there hadn’t been more of a move towards the clash as the streaming service “needs big fights.”
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Whyte said:
“AJ’s doing what he wants to do. Listen, if he really wants to fight me it’s not very hard to make. It’s 1-1 and I’ve been chasing that fight for the last seven years. I don’t understand why we can’t get the fight on.
Eddie has talked a lot about the fight, but they couldn’t commit to actually making it. Waste of time talking about it! We’ve had no offer for that fight or serious talks. It’s very frustrating.
Whyte went on to reveal his surprise that DAZN is not pushing for the fight:
Obviously it’s a big fight for Britain and for DAZN, DAZN need big fights and big content. I don’t know why they’re not pushing for it.
I win and then there’s no conversation about the AJ fight or nothing. So obviously I’m not gonna sit around and wait and be used as a scapegoat like they did to me a couple years ago.”
Joshua will reportedly face American Jermaine Franklin in his comeback bout on April 1st – the man Whyte himself defeated at the OVO Arena last November.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has repeatedly talked of a rematch between the pair in the summer, potentially at an outdoor stadium.
A second professional fight between ‘AJ’ and Whyte has been speculated upon ever since their dramatic British title fight back in 2014, when Joshua knocked the Brixton man out in the sixth round of a back and forth affair.