Anthony Joshua says Dillian Whyte could be his next opponent on April 13 at Wembley Stadium if he defeats Dereck Chisora in their rematch on December 22, and if WBC champion Deontay Wilder doesn’t fight him on that date.
This is the first time that Joshua has come out and said that Whyte will likely be his April 13 opponent if he defeats Chisora. Until now, it’s been Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn who has been talking about Whyte being the one that would be facing Joshua at Wembley Stadium on April 13 if he defeats Chisora.
Since Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) and Wilder are miles apart in terms of the purse split for their proposed unification fight, it’s likely that Whyte, 30, will be the guy that faces Joshua on the 13th of April.
Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) vs. Chisora (29-8. 21 KOs) was announced on Thursday at a news conference for December 22 on Sky Box Office at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
“Dillian, I want him to win because I want to box him again,” Joshua said to skysports.com. “Come April 13, if Wilder doesn’t step up, they’re my two options.”