A domestic explosion is expected in the fall, when UK heavyweight rivals Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua will collide for the British championship.
Joshua is set to fight again on September 12th, while Whyte will return on the ‘Rumble on the Humber’ card on August 1. Neither fighter has a set opponent. Should both come out on top, they will meet before the year is out. Whyte (14-0, 11KOs) faced, and beat, Joshua (13-0, 13KOs) in the amateurs. He says Joshua was very upset over the loss, but the two of them eventually became friends.
That friendship didn’t last long, with Whyte claiming Joshua verbally attacked him over his 2012-2014 drugs ban. Whyte told Sky Sports: “I didn’t like the fact he tried to belittle me and call me out when he’s got 200,000 followers, so he’s got a much bigger platform.
People think what he says is true without reading my case. Anybody can read it and it’s self-explanatory. I haven’t seen him or spoke to him since. I want to rip his head off to be honest.
“It’s not going to be the Anthony Joshua show. It’ll be the Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua show. Two undefeated prospects going in there with pride. We don’t like each other. I’m coming full of ambition and belief that I can beat him and knock him out.”