Anthony Joshua Will Face Dillian Whyte On August 12th

Anthony Joshua will face Dillian Whyte on August 12th, 2023, at the O2 Arena, London.

The pair will meet each other for a rematch following their first encounter in 2015 when Joshua walked away with a seventh-round-stoppage win.

Meanwhile, Whyte holds a victory over Joshua in the amateurs. And yet, from the outset, a fight might not have materialized.

Whyte expressed dissatisfaction with a rematch clause, which Joshua dropped, as the fight was eventually signed.

With that being said, both fighters will be looking to bounce back and make a statement following their recent losses.

Joshua’s defeats to Oleksander Usyk were followed up by an underwhelming unanimous-decision win against Jermaine Franklin.

In the same way, Whyte secured an unconvincing win over Franklin after Tyson Fury knocked him out.

In chief support, reports indicate that Filip Hrgovic, the IBF heavyweight mandatory challenger, will square off against Demsey McKean.

However, with all eyes on the main event, Joshua must secure victory to keep a mega fight with Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia alive.


“I’ve been clear that my plan is to be active this year. August 12 is the date. I’ll be ready to fight. I look forward to dealing with business,” Joshua

“I’m looking forward to returning to the London O2 on August 12 and going to war. It’s 1-1 so this is the decider,” Whyte 

“I can’t quite believe this fight is happening and there was absolutely no stopping either man. The rivalry runs deep and there is something about these two where they will never back down from each other.

“At times it may have looked like a game of bluff but now we are set and with everything that’s on the line this is an absolute must win for both. Just like the first time at The O2, get ready for fireworks August 12,” Hearn


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