Dillian Whyte now has options as he has a successful comeback fight under his belt.
His match against Jermaine Franklin was, in theory, what he wanted – a win. With that settled, and despite Franklin’s call for a perhaps plausible rematch, ‘The Bodysnatcher’ will once again make its way up the weight class.
A man’s fans have always wanted to see him in a match against his former American champion, Deontay Wilder. Although Whyte was first in line for Wilder’s WBC title at one stage, the fight never materialized. With both men claiming victory, that could now happen.
However, his rumored next bout is a professional rematch with Anthony Joshua. ‘AJ’ beat Whyte in 2015, and Whyte claimed victory on his own, albeit as an amateur. Those are wars, says Whyte exaggerated fighting, that put Joshua at the top of his list.
“I want to fight Joshua because he and I have history. If they pay me £100m to fight Wilder and £50m to fight Joshua, I will fight Joshua. We’ve got history, man. It’s crazy and it’s going to be a crazy fight.
In every way, the Whyte – Joshua scrap is easier to craft. Both men are big stars in the UK, promoted by Eddie Hearn and fought on DAZN.
However, what makes this a real triple threat, is that Wilder has now called Joshua for his next fight. This is despite the fact that the American tennis player has his way back to championship glory in the knockout final against Andy Ruiz.
If that plays out, it could leave Whyte without his top two picks.
All of the men involved are closer to the end of their careers than the beginning, and fans will be hoping that they keep it competitive enough to go head-to-head before it’s time to retire.