Hearn: “Whyte-AJ Rematch Closer To Reality”
According to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte’s promoter, a highly anticipated heavyweight rematch is closer to a reality.
Speaking with ThaBoxingVoice, Eddie Hearn, who represents both men claimed that a fight between the two is closer than before.“There is a chance if we don’t go April 13 with AJ Whyte, we can still do that in May or June in England,” Hearn said of the next move for the unified heavyweight champion.
“The Jarrell Miller fight is an option for June. It’s just a case of weighing up if it’s the right time for AJ to come and make his debut in America.
Speaking of a potential fight with Miller at Madison Square Garden, Hearn explained: “I do think there’s value in doing that, but you can’t really win in this game because people always say Joshua is a home boy. [When he says] he’ll come to New York and fight this loud mouth in New York, he’s then running from the others.
“I just think at some point he needs to make that US debut and in the landscape at the moment, this would be an interesting time. It all comes down to who actually wants it.”
“If AJ fights Dillian Whyte, or maybe I get to knock him out in June. We’re waiting on finding out exactly what’s going to happen with those two guys first,” Miller told Sky Sports.
“They are finding ways to make it happen. They can, I don’t think it was a big problem. I think AJ really wants the easier fight, which is Dillian Whyte, but they’re trying to give Dillian Whyte the benefit of the doubt.”
Quotes compiled by Daily Star