Eddie Hearn, the promoter for two-time heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua, has actually made modifications to the rematch provision in the previous arrangement with Dillian Whyte. Hearn is presently working towards settling an offer for Joshua to fight Whyte on August 12th. In their previous encounter in December 2015, Joshua knocked out Whyte in the seventh round.
Last week, Hearn sent out an agreement to Whyte’s group. However, Whyte revealed issues over specific elements of the agreement, primarily the addition of a rematch provision. In action, Hearn has actually chosen to get rid of the rematch provision however doubts that Whyte will eventually sign the agreement. Despite this, Hearn stays confident as Joshua is excited for the fight to take place.
Typically, the A-side fighter, in this case, Joshua, would have a rematch provision in the agreement. Hearn thinks this is basic practice and a promoter’s task. He describes that it was his demand to consist of the provision, as Joshua is set to deal with Deontay Wilder for a considerable amount of cash and is voluntarily handling an unsafe fight with Whyte in advance. The rematch provision would secure Joshua’s chance to fight Wilder if he were to lose to Whyte.
Aside from the capacity August fight with Whyte, there are continuous conversations for Joshua to deal with previous WBC world champ Deontay Wilder.