Eddie Hearn has doubted Dillian Whyte is Anthony Joshua’s next opponent, saying the fight will likely take place in April or May.
‘AJ’s last game was a second loss to Oleksandr Usyk. The British boxer was unable to regain his heavyweight titles and cemented his status as a ‘challenger’ for the foreseeable future. However, his career is far from complete – he’s just getting started with a newly set up training and has signed a contract with the streaming platform, DAZN, worth over $100 million.
With all of the above in mind, it is known that Joshua is keen to get out again soon, with the first date being recorded in December.
Hearn previously had a second fight with Whyte when the match against ‘AJ’ was in the spotlightbut has now been revealed to Social boxing that if that happens it will be April or May – and now there is an earlier alternative.
“Ultimately, he wants to have the big fights, AJ, and it’s just whether he waits until April, May and it’s going to be Dillian Whyte or someone like this, or if he’s in in May. 2, and that would be someone else. We’ll see what happens this week. “
While nothing is set in stone – and perhaps that points to a longer time for the former champion – some might argue that by introducing February as an option, it could is the more likely path.
Joshua and his team have been vocal about staying active, with three matches being the ideal number for 2023, and one not far away in the summer certainly won’t be the best start. Other potential competitors include Otto Wallin, Filip Hrgović, Zhilei Zhang.