Dillian Whyte has options now that he has a successful comeback fight under his belt.
His outing against Jermaine Franklin was, on paper, what he wanted – a victory. With that out of the way, and despite Franklin’s calls for a perhaps justified rematch, ‘The Bodysnatcher’ will move up the heavyweight division once more.
One man fans have always wanted to see him inside the ropes with his American former-champion, Deontay Wilder. Despite Whyte being number one in line for a shot at Wilder’s WBC belt at one stage, the fight never materialised. With both men coming off of victories, it could now.
However, his rumoured next fight is a professional rematch Anthony Joshua. ‘AJ’ knocked Whyte out back in 2015, and Whyte holds claim to a victory himself, albeit in the amateurs. It’s these fights, Whyte told FightHype, that put Joshua at the top of his list.
“I want to fight Joshua because me and him have history. If they paid me £100 million to fight Wilder and 50 to fight Joshua, I’d fight Joshua. We got history, bro. It’s mad and it’s going to be a mad fight.”
In all aspects, the Whyte – Joshua scrap is easier to make. Both men are big stars in the UK, promoted by Eddie Hearn, and fight on DAZN.
What makes this a genuine triple threat, though, is that Wilder has now called out Joshua for his next fight. This is despite the American having a route back to championship glory in a final eliminator with Andy Ruiz.
If that plays out, it just may leave Whyte without his top two picks.
All of the men involved are closer to the end of their careers than the start, and fans will hope that they keep it competitive enough to face each other before it’s time for retirement.