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Joshua Will Be Ringside, Scouting The Whyte-Chisora Rematch

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua was not ringside earlier this month, when WBC champion Deontay Wilder and lineal holder Tyson Fury collided at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

But he will be ringside on December 22, when Dillian Whyte faces Dereck Chisora at The O2 in London.

The winner of that contest is expected to fight Joshua, who returns to the ring at Wembley Stadium on April 13.

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Joshua will not be alone. Unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller will both be ringside as well. Both Usyk and Miller work with Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn.

Hearn would like to match Joshua against eight Wilder or Fury - but that is very unlikely, as Wilder and Fury are nearly a lock to face each other in a highly anticipated rematch in 2019.

With Wilder and Fury out of the picture, Hearn admits the Whyte-Chisora winner is the top choice for Joshua's next fight.

"If we get Wilder, who is our No 1 choice, fantastic. If we get Fury, who is our No 2 choice, brilliant. If we don't get Wilder or Fury, the winner of December 22 is a must, you have to say the winner of Whyte-Chisora is the No 4 heavyweight in the world," Hearn told Daily Mail

Whyte holds a win over Joshua when the two boxers were amateurs. But Joshua got revenge when faced off three years ago. Whyte rattled Joshua early on, but eventually was stopped in the seventh round.

Chisora and Whyte collided two years ago in a bout that many felt was the Fight of The Year. After a war that saw both boxers nearly stopped at various points, Whyte walked away with a controversial split decision. Many observers at ringside felt Chisora had done enough to walk away with the victory - but their scoring dispute is now going to be settled in the second fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cool Scant on 01-05-2019

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19402105]Wilder isn't doing anything quicker or better than AJ. Nothing. They already have 2 opponents in common and AJ did it much better. He did so with so few fights while Deontay had more than 30 fights. That speaks volumes.…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 01-01-2019

[QUOTE=Cool Scant;19399359]Whyte just struggled with a guy with 8 losses. Wilder get rid of Whyte faster than AJ did.[/QUOTE] Wilder isn't doing anything quicker or better than AJ. Nothing. They already have 2 opponents in common and AJ did it…

Comment by Cool Scant on 12-31-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19358260]I never said he was the number 4 you complete ****ing idiot. I was just explaining to you because you were having difficulty with something so simple. And Whyte isn't a bum. He's a good fighter in the top 5.…

Comment by Ake-Dawg on 12-21-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19374710]Whyte and Povetkin would have something to say about that. But all he does is fight bums. Surely the biggest and the best manager in boxing could do better for him?[/QUOTE] Seems that you are in the mood to talk…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-21-2018

[QUOTE=Ake-Dawg;19374670]Nice word play. Most don't use the term elite. They just say he is the best heavyweight not named Fury Joshua or Wilder. He beats every active fighter on Joshua resume.[/QUOTE] Whyte and Povetkin would have something to say about…

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