By Edward Chaykovsky
If Dillian Whyte needs an opponent - he may have found one.
Top rated WBC heavyweight contender Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) will appear in the main event of a planned card on June 3 at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Whyte has been hunting for an opponent, and the British boxer says the showdown has a high probability of becoming a world title eliminator.
Former world title challenger Gerald Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs) is ready to step in there to give Whyte a challenge.
Washington is currently one of the main sparring partners for Wladimir Klitschko, who is preparing to face Anthony Joshua in a battle for the IBF, WBA, IBO world titles on April 29th before 90,000 fans at Wembley.
Washington challenged WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder for the title back in February. Coming in as a late replacement, he gave Wilder all he could handle for the first four rounds, but got caught and stopped in the fifth.
Washington told Sky Sports: "If it gets me to where I want to go, then I'm willing to do anything. I want a tough fight that will propel me back into a world title fight, that's my goal. [Headlining against Whyte at the O2], that's very enticing. As long as it helps me to get back to where I want to be, I'm all for it."
"Dillian is a scrapper that likes to fight, and he's a great fighter. He's a tough guy that had a good fight with Anthony Joshua. But he's the same as me - we're learning on the job. I don't have all the amateur experience so that's why [training with Klitschko] is so important. Right now, I want to improve my game and get better because I don't want to get back in the ring without anything. I want all my tools to be sharpened, and ready to go."