Dillian Whyte calls out Anthony Joshua for rematch
Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KO) and Dereck Chisora (29-9, 21 KO) battled it out on December 22 at The O2 Arena in London. The pair squared off for the second time.
Their first bout was held two years ago in Manchester where “The Villain” took the win by split decision and retained WBC International heavyweight title. This past Saturday Whyte put his WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight titles on the line, which he won against Robert Helenius and Joseph Parker (respectively).
The scheduled for twelve rounds championship bout ended prior the final bell. Whyte stopped Chisora in the eleventh round retaining his belts.
Post fight Dillian Whyte called out Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KO) aspiring to take a revenge for the only defeat in his current resume, which he suffered by knockout in the seventh round in December 2015. The latter holds WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
“Rematch, let’s go. Let’s do this,” said Whyte addressing Joshua who was ringside.
Joshua however advised that he first wanted to fight WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. The second on his list of preferred opponents is Tyson Fury. Yet, Whyte is on the third place.
“So if the Whyte fight gets made I don’t want to hear any boos,” said Joshua. “We know how the list goes, who is one and two. If there’s anyone that deserves a shot, if it isn’t them it’s you.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn said that the second bout between Whyte and Joshua was a matter of “when, not if”. He expects Whyte to become a mandatory challenger, BBC reported.