Dillian Whyte begging Joshua on Twitter, sounding needy for the August fight
By Charles Brun: A desperate & needy looking Dillian Whyte took to Twitter to beg Anthony Joshua to fight him after he revealed that were no talks for a clash between them in August.
Joshua appears to be rejecting his promoter Eddie Hearn’s choice of opponent for the August 12 date in London, making it clear that the 35-year-old journeyman Whyte isn’t to his liking.
Eddie might be panicking at this point, realizing that Joshua has zero interest in fighting the old-timer Whyte, as that’s a Derek Chisora-type opponent, and AJ has too much pride to abase himself by taking this mismatch.
Hearn hasn’t spoken up about Joshua shooting down his grand plans for the Dillian fight, but you can expect him to try and smooth things out behind the scenes to keep him on board with this needless rematch, which is just a woeful cash grab.
Whyte, seeing that the Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) ship is sailing away into the distance, took to Twitter today to scold the former two-time heavyweight champion, calling him “weird” and urging him to “make the fight.”
From Joshua’s side, it’s difficult to see how he comes out ahead fighting Whyte (29-3, 19 KOs) because he basically lost his last two fights to Jermaine Franklin and Tyson Fight.
— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) June 3, 2023
Where’s the gain for Joshua in taking his career backward to fight Whyte? I mean, AJ just beat Franklin, the guy that was robbed in his clash with Dillian last November.
Joshua isn’t saying who his choice is for his August 12th fight, but it sure the heck isn’t Whyte.
AJ could be looking at furthering his legacy by fighting one of the gifted contenders like one of these talents:
- Arslanbek Makhmudov
- Jared Anderson
- Frank Sanchez
- Filip Hrgovic
- Martin Bakole
Any one of those killers would be worlds better than Whyte, and they would actually help Joshua prepare himself for his massive money contest against Deontay Wilder in December. Fighting one of these guys would be the ideal preparation for AJ to defeat Wilder.
For Joshua to look good in the Saudi’s eyes, he needs to show bravery by fighting one of the up & coming contenders in August to show that he’s still the fighter that he was a decade ago when he was knocking everyone out and the talk of the sport.
Fighting Whyte won’t do it. That’s essentially Joshua admitting that he doesn’t have the ability to beat the younger lions in the division, who are circling him ready to rip him to pieces.
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