Dillian Whyte Signs A Contract To Fight AJ, Hearn Confirms AJ-Wilder ‘Agreed In Principle’

Dillian Whyte has reportedly signed a contract to fight Anthony Joshua on August 12th, 2023, at the O2, London. 

Reports had initially indicated that the negotiations were at loggerheads after Whyte took issue with a one-sided rematch clause in favor of Joshua.

This was on the basis that there was no title on the line, which is why the ‘bodysnatcher’ wanted a winner-takes-all fight with the winner facing Deontay Wilder.

Those demands were heeded by Joshua’s camp as the rematch clause was dropped, leading Whyte to sign on the dotted line.

“Dillian returned the signed agreement on Sunday morning ET and that he is unaware of any other party being in the frame for the fight. He is looking forward to fighting Anthony Joshua for a second time on August 12 at The O2,” Whyte’s representative

And yet, according to ESPN, the contract did not include the terms of the pay-per-view. Provided that gets over the line, then the fight is expected to go ahead. 

If the fight does go ahead, Whyte will have to perform a lot better than their 2015 bout. Joshua came out victorious with a seventh-round knockout.

Meanwhile, Joshua will be looking to continue the momentum under his new trainer,Derrick James, following his win over Jermaine Franklin

Victory for Joshua is vital since Eddie Hearn confirmed that talks with ‘Skills Challenge’ over the Wilder fight were positive. 

“We had meetings with Saudi on Thursday and we’re in a great place with them. We virtually have a deal agreed in principle, subject to a few final discussions on stuff,” Hearn

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