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Dillian Whyte talking Anthony Joshua rematch

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By Charles Brun: Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte says he bumped into Anthony Joshua this week, and he thinks there’s a chance for a rematch between them after they get back to winning.

It would be sad to see Joshua ending his career fighting the journeyman circuit against washed-up old fighters like Whyte, but that would be his decision.

If Joshua chooses to continue his career after a second defeat at the hands of Usyk, a rematch against Whyte might make sense.

The fans would view a second Joshua-Whyte fight as a glorified old timer’s type of match-up between two washed-up British heavyweights looking to cash in.

Both guys would need to stop losing for a rematch between the struggling 32-year-old Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) and Whyte to mean anything. Joshua has lost two out of his last four fights, and Whyte has beaten in two out of his previous three contests.

British fans would be eager to see the fading Joshua and Whyte fight each other for old time’s sake, but you couldn’t sell that dreck to fans outside of the UK.

The 34-year-old Dillian posted a photo of him and Joshua’s meeting this week on his Twitter account, saying, “We both want the rematch.

You’ve got to imagine there are many more contenders that Joshua could face in the heavyweight division that would help his career more than a fight against the struggling Whyte, who Tyson Fury and 40-year-old Alexander Povetkin have blown out in the last two years.

With Joshua heading into a rematch with IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksander Usyk in late July, he has bigger things to think about than fighting a domestic level fighter like Whyte, who Fury obliterated in six rounds on April 23rd.

Whyte lost to Joshua by a seventh-round knockout in 2015 in a fight that was only briefly competitive for the first two rounds.

Joshua and Whyte are coming off one-sided losses, and their careers are dumpster fires. Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) looked horrendously bad, losing to Fury in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on April 23rd.

For Whyte to be taken seriously as a potential option for Whyte, he needs wins over these types of heavyweights:

  • Deontay Wilder
  • Andy Ruiz Jr
  • Joe Joyce
  • Frank Sanchez
  • Daniel Dubois
  • Filip Hrgovic
  • Tony Yoka
  • Luis Ortiz
  • Otto Wallin

You can argue that Whyte loses to all of those heavyweights right now, even Wallin. It’s more likely that Whyte will be matched against these fringe contenders:

  • Michael Hunter
  • Demsey Mckean
  • Hughie Fury
  • Agit Kabayel
  • Derek Chisora
  • Zhilei Zhang

The magic question is whether wins over those types of fighters will be enough for Whyte to get a rematch with Joshua.

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