By Charles Brun: A pepped-up-looking Dillian Whyte states he’s now “all set” to fight Anthony Joshua next in the summer season after viewing him beat Jermaine Franklin in an unimpressive efficiency last Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.
Possibly currently smelling the cash he’ll receive from a rematch with Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) in an arena fight in the summer season, a severely slurring Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) states he’s all set to handle AJ. Standing beside Whyte last Saturday night at the O2, David Haye stated, “the fans desire it,” implying they wish to see Joshua fight Dillian.
Haye didn’t state which fans wish to see this match, however he’s most likely describing the older ones thinking about seeing the Joshua-Whye clash.
Younger fans that follow the sport aren’t thinking about seeing Joshua face Whyte once again since there’s no appeal. Unfortunately, Whyte hasn’t kept himself appropriate by beating top-rung opposition, consistently stopping working in his battles in the last 3 years.
Dillian’s last semi-quality win came against fringe competitor Oscar Rivas in 2019, and even because fight, Whyte was probably conserved by the referee in the twelfth after he was harmed from a body shot.
If Whyte had actually beaten somebody like Deontay Wilder or Joe Joyce in the last 2 years, he’d be a perfect choice for Joshua’s next fight, however he hasn’t. Whyte plainly should have a defeat in his last contest against Jermaine Franklin last November.
Younger fans desire Joshua to deal with these people
- Joe Joyce
- Deontay Wilder
- Jared Anderson
- Filip Hrgovic
- Arslanbek Makhmudov
- Frank Sanchez
- Martin Bakolee
- Zhilei Zhang
The concern is whether AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn will wish to handle the huge reaction that will definitely originate from the boxing world if he names Whyte as Joshua’s challenger, thinking about that fight is dead in the water at this moment. If this fight were a container of milk, it would be sour beyond belief.
“He’s lost all his hostility and killer instinct. It’s a train pertaining to an end, pertaining to its last stop,” stated Dillian Whyte to iFL television, responding to Anthony Joshua’s efficiency against Jermaine Franklin last Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.
“I like that fight; it makes best sense,” stated David Haye about him desiring Joshua to fight Whyte next. “The fans desire it; the perfectionists desire it. You understand what you’re going to get.”
“I believe it’s a good time,” stated Whyte for Joshua to fight him. “He ought to have knocked Franklin out. It was an awful efficiency. If I fight in June, I’ll fight him in the summer season. I’m all set.”
You can highly argue that Joshua would be much better off battling a trilogy match with Andy Ruiz instead of taking the rematch against the faded journeyman Whyte. At least Ruiz can still fight a little and can toss fast mixes when fit.
Yeah, Hearn can push the Joshua-Whyte clash down the throats of the British public and provide no option however to enjoy or neglect the fight, however it would harm Joshua’s degrading popularity, as it would be a signal to the fans that he’s no longer an elite-level fighter and is simply playing out his hand prior to retiring.