Via Jake Tiernan: Dillian Whyte says he’s ready to accept Matchroom’s offer to fight Anthony Joshua on August 12. Whyte says he’s been obsessed with Eddie Hearn, who hasn’t responded to calls or emails for more than a year. one month.
Dillian (March 29, 19 KOs) said he only received the first 3-line email from Hearn discussing an offer to fight Joshua in August. Since then, he has had nothing from Hearn.
Whyte needs to wake up and realize that Hearn & Joshua are no longer interested in using him for their August 12 date. They’ll make a counter-offer if they’re eager to meet him. There’s no point in complaining about what can’t be changed.
Hearn has rethinked using Whyte, 35, a prolific boxer as a prep opponent for Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) to prepare him for a fight in December against the former champ WBC heavyweight Deontay Wilder during a match in Saudi Arabia.
There are too many stakes for Joshua with the Wilder clash for him to risk against a big boxer like Dillian Whyte. It’s completely understandable why Eddie Hearn wouldn’t want to use Whyte ‘Body Snatcher’ for warm-up purposes.
If Joshua is risking paying over $30 million for a clash with Wilder, why is he risking Dillian? With an estimated net worth of 80 million USDJoshua isn’t for the money, but he’s not going to risk increasing his huge fortune by fighting Whyte and potentially getting cut off by one of his big hits.
“We had a three-line agreement on the war but there was no conversation. We’ve been trying to get in touch with Eddie Hearn for a month. They are missing,” Dillian Whyte told talkSPORT Boxing about his efforts in negotiating for his August 12 rematch with Anthony Joshua.
“I am not a warm-up battle for anyone. I give them hell at night. I was about to go into AJ’s head and break his rhythm. I can draw him to scrap. That alone made me a great danger to him. They don’t want to risk a fight with Wilder,” Whyte says of why he is capable obsessed with Hearn for the Joshua rematch.
“This will be an easy fight to make. One hundred percent, of course, I will; I want to fight AJ and beat him,” Whytee said when asked if he would be willing to accept Hearn’s offer for a fight with Joshua.
“I believe I can beat him this time because this time, I was ready to rush in and corner him. We haven’t gone into the battle to talk about money yet. An offer has arrived. We haven’t spoken to Eddie Hearn in a month,” Whyte said.