By Charles Brun: Dillian Whyte is irritated that negotiations haven’t started for a lucrative payday fight for him against Anthony Joshua or the summer in a stadium clash in the UK.
Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) feels that DAZN should already be pushing for the rematch between him and Joshua following his victory over Jermaine Franklin last November in London.
Dillian, 34, doesn’t understand why DAZN has already started demanding the fight between him and Joshua.
Likely, the reason DAZN isn’t chomping at the bit for the Joshua-Whyte fight is that they saw how truly terrible Whyte looked in his fight with Franklin (21-1, 14 KOs), winning a questionable 12 round majority decision that many boxing fans disagreed with.
Whyte resembled a bigger, equally over-the-hill version of journeyman Derek Chisora, and having Joshua fight someone like that will be absolute poison for DAZN in terms of them bringing in new subscribers.
American boxing fans have no interest in watching Joshua beat up on Chisora 2.0, aka Dillian Whyte. What’s the point? Joshua will be fighting Franklin on April 1st at the O2 Arena in London. From there, Joshua should be taking a step up, not going down to fight the played-out Whyte in July.
“Obviously, it’s a big fight for Britain and for DAZN, DAZN needs big fights and big content,” said Dillian Whyte to the Daily Mail about a rematch between him and Anthony Joshua.
“I don’t know why they’re not pushing for it,” said Whyte about his rematch with Joshua, which he feels DAZN should be pushing for.
DAZN isn’t going to push for the Joshua vs. Whyte fight because it’s a train wreck as far as bringing in new subscribers. The top brass at DAZN obviously knows that Whyte brings nothing to the table, as he’s basically lost 3 out of his last 4 fights if you count his contest against Franklin as a loss.
Whyte’s recent fights:
- Jermaine Franklin – 12 round majority decision: *controversial
- Tyson Fury – KO 6 loss
- Alexander Povetkin – TKO 4: *Povetking coming off COVID
- Alexander Povetkin – TKO 5 loss
“Eddie [Hearn] has talked a lot about the fight, but they couldn’t commit to actually making it,” said Whyte still bellyaching about negotiations not having started for the Joshua fight. “Waste of time talking about it. We’ve had no offer for that fight or serious talks. It’s very frustrating.
“I win [over Jermaine Franklin], and then there’s no conversation about the AJ fight or nothing. So obviously, I’m not going to sit around and wait and be used as a scapegoat like they did to me a couple of years ago,” said Whyte.