Hearn: Whyte Against Joshua is a F***ing Unbelievable Fight!

Eddie Hearn is very pumped about the possibility of a rematch between Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) and IBO, IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs).

Joshua is scheduled to fight again on April 13 at Wembley Stadium London. And Whyte is the likely opponent should a deal to fight WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder fail to materialize.

This past Saturday night, Whyte scored a brutal knockout over his rival Dereck Chisora at the O2 Arena in London.


Joshua was sitting ringside for the fight, and afterwards he traded heated words with Whyte, who was knocked out by the unified champion back in the fall of 2015.

Whyte is confused by Joshua's pre-fight chatter regarding his contest with Chisora.

"He says, 'I want to fight Dillian but I hope Dereck knocks him out'. Why would he hope that? He knows Dereck is nowhere near as big as me or him. The signs are there that he doesn't really want to fight," Whyte told Sean Nevin.

"My career does not depend on AJ. He's got four of the belts but if I'm mandatory for one or two of them and he doesn't fight me, they will strip him at some point. It's only a matter of time. I need to keep working hard, winning fights and it will happen. I just hope that I don't get sidestepped for too long."

Hearn, who promotes both boxers, believes a Joshua-Whyte rematch would be a huge hit.

"I don't believe that Wilder will fight Joshua in April," Hearn revealed. "We'll sit down pretty much immediately [with Joshua and Whyte] and decide whether there is a deal to be done.

"If there is a deal to be done for that fight, there's a very good chance that it will be next. I do feel as though he deserves a world title shot and I do feel as though he is either in his prime or quickly approaching it. Him against AJ is a f***ing unbelievable fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-29-2018

This fight isnt terrible but it does nothing for most people unless you are Whytes loved ones.

Comment by champion4ever on 12-27-2018

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;19388925]Sure. It is much better win to stop a big mouth undefeated American, than fighting old Cuban who already lost to Wilder.[/QUOTE]I wholeheartedly agree with you. Luis Ortiz would be the ideal challenger. However, if it is not, then I…

Comment by Disturbed on 12-27-2018

I dont know. It's not a trash fight but I have very hard time to get excited for this

Comment by JWHardin on 12-27-2018

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;19388925]Sure. It is much better win to stop a big mouth undefeated American, than fighting old Cuban who already lost to Wilder.[/QUOTE] It's not a much better win, Ortiz is a much more dangerous fight to make, and not an…

Comment by SeGoodland on 12-27-2018

Oh, and Happy Christmas and Boxing Day to all. Even Wilder fans.

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