Anthony Joshua has made it clear that he won’t “waste his time” waiting to fight Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder as he prepares for his rematch against Dillian Whyte next month. Following failed negotiations for a fight with Fury, Joshua was linked to a potential bout against Wilder in Saudi Arabia. However, Joshua has opted to face Whyte again, aiming to avenge their previous encounter in 2015, where Joshua avenged an amateur defeat.
At 33 years old, Joshua is focused on rebuilding his record after consecutive defeats to Oleksandr Usyk. He defeated Jermaine Franklin in April and is eager to continue his boxing journey without delay. Joshua emphasized his readiness to fight and his willingness to put everything on the line, as he has consistently done throughout his career.
If Joshua successfully navigates the rematch with Whyte, which will be broadcast live by DAZN, he is expected to proceed to a highly anticipated showdown with Deontay Wilder, promising another lucrative clash in the heavyweight division. Joshua considers the upcoming fight against Whyte a significant moment in his career and acknowledges the credibility and solidity of his opponent. His desire to fight is deeply ingrained and he is fully committed to the sport.
For Whyte, the rematch presents an opportunity to level up against Joshua in the professional ring after his victory over Alexander Povetkin in 2020. Whyte expressed his hunger for success, noting that he has avenged one of his three losses and aims to do the same with the remaining two. While both fighters have experienced setbacks, their hunger and determination remain intact, promising an exciting bout.
As Joshua approaches the later stages of his career, he understands the importance of seizing the moment and achieving victories. He remains focused on his upcoming challenges and aims to make the most of his time in the sport, leaving no room for complacency.