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Dillian Whyte is the favourite to face Anthony Joshua

August 28, 2018 6:00 pm

Dillian Whyte is “favourite” to face Anthony Joshua at Wembley in April, with Dereck Chisora on a three-man shortlist for the British heavyweight’s next fight in December.

Joshua is currently preparing to defend his WBA ‘super’, IBF and WBO titles against Alexander Povetkin at England’s national stadium on September 22, and Whyte has earned his shot at the unified champion next year after a dramatic win over New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in July.

Promoter Eddie Hearn insists Joshua is refusing to look past his dangerous Russian challenger, but a rematch with Whyte has emerged as the most likely option for his first world title defense of 2019 after WBC champion Deontay Wilder turned his attention to a fight with Tyson Fury.

Whyte is only focusing on his next scheduled fight, despite talks of another showdown with Joshua.

[source: skysports]