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Dillian Whyte To Anthony Joshua: I'm Here, Ready To Fight Next

By Elliot Foster

Dillian Whyte hopes it’s him who gets the call to face Anthony Joshua next.

The Brixton heavyweight was at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night to watch his former foe knock out Alexander Povetkin inside seven rounds to retain his world heavyweight titles.

Whyte was knocked out by Joshua back in December 2015 when the pair clashed for the then-vacant British title in the sport’s premier division at the O2 Arena in London.

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But the current WBC number one, who has held the WBC International and British titles but is now the WBC Silver champion but somehow not mandatory to the sanctioning body’s king Deontay Wilder, believes he should get the call instead of the undefeated American.

“Povetkin was going to be sharp early, but AJ between five and seven rounds was my prediction,” said Whyte in the aftermath. “Joshua’s youth and his activity, the fighters he has fought, I thought he would come through.

“Joshua is under a lot of pressure, there is massive pressure on me every fight and he is at a higher level than me.”

Despite that admission from Whyte, the promoter of both Whyte and Olympic champion Joshua, Eddie Hearn, has expressed a desire to pit the pair against each other again.

The Matchroom boss has said that he will go back to the negotiating table with the team of Wilder in the hope of securing a fight for Joshua’s April 13 date at the home of England football.

But he told Sky Sports Box Office after the fight between Joshua and Povetkin: "If it's not Deontay Wilder then it will be Whyte [at Wembley] on April 13."

Whyte was full of praise for Joshua, who he beat as an amateur, but ended by firmly throwing his hat into the ring.

He said: "He was patient and took his time, he was jabbing to the body and then brought the right [hand] into play which caught Povetkin by surprise [and finished the fight].

"Hopefully, it's me next, I'm here and ready to fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Brit_1 on 09-23-2018

Music to Eddie Hearn's ears.

Comment by Johnston on 09-23-2018

He's much better then that first fight and can actually see it being very competitive, but the wilder fight needs to happen next before one of these guy's end up losing.

Comment by markther on 09-23-2018

“I’m ready to get stopped again.” Whyte [IMG]http://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://media0.giphy.com/media/dNKDhV65yJyXm/giphy.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://thumbs.gfycat.com/PositiveFluidEidolonhelvum-max-1mb.gif[/IMG]

Comment by ptek on 09-23-2018

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;19131992]No thanks. Whyte should rematch Chisora. Well, Wilder fights Fury, he certainly won`t fight Joshua in april 2019, if he beats Fury. So, Joshua should fight Miller or Ortiz next, lately 2019 Fury -Wilder winner.[/QUOTE] Yer sure good luck with…

Comment by ptek on 09-23-2018

[QUOTE=DramaShow;19131839]Good fight let's get It on[/QUOTE] What an embarrassment.

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