DILLIAN WHYTE has taken on Anthony Joshua after his bitter rival denied that a rematch was planned.
Whyte is set to be the second opponent in AJ’s career rebuild, which began with a narrow points win over Jermaine Franklin in April.
But Joshua recently denied negotiations were ongoing in a now-deleted post, writing: “I’m not aware of any talks to fight Dillian Whyte.”
“Every day. AJ this, AJ that, AJ’s hairline goes way back but I’ll still fuck your girl and retweet that.”
It wasn’t long before Whyte caught wind of Joshua’s scathing denial that a rematch was imminent, to which he reacted vigorously.
The Brixton Body Snatcher tweeted: “How ’bout you stop being dumb and let’s do the fight you frigging weird dude.”
“Always talking nonsense, tweeting things and then deleting themyou little bastard @anthonyjoshua.”
The rivalry between Joshua and Whyte, 33 and 35 respectively, dates back to their amateur duel in 2009.
Whyte won the pair’s first showdown, but failed at their pro meeting six years later, suffering a brutal seventh-round TKO defeat.
Former two-time Unified Heavyweight Champion Joshua plans to return to the ring in August before a delicious Saudi showdown with Deontay Wilder in December.
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When asked if Joshua and Whyte could renew their rivalry in August, promoter Eddie Hearn replied The DAZN boxing show: “Correct.
“That’s what they want to do, but we’ve been told our fight precedes whatever happens to Tyson [Fury].
“But we all know that AJ vs. Wilder is a dream heavyweight fight, one of the greatest in the sport.”
“Yes, we are ready for this fight. We are committed to these conversations; There have been talks and we’ll see.
“As I said, what is happening with Saudi Arabia this week, but obviously we need a formal contract for what they are working on. That is our plan.”
“Yes, we are ready for this fight. We are committed to these conversations; There have been talks and as I said, we’ll see what happens with Saudi Arabia this week.
“But obviously we need a formal contract for what they are working on. That is our plan.”
“Ideally Dillian Whyte in August and Deontay Wilder in December.
“If there’s an opportunity for a Tyson-Fury fight and we have to scrap the other two, that’ll certainly be looked at as well.”
“But it’s the confidence to move forward. “We don’t want AJ’s plans to get in the way. He is now at camp in Texas training for his fight in August.”