Anthony Joshua‘s next fight appear to be a lot closer.
With that being said, here is how his next fight could play out.
Joshua vs. Whyte/Miller
One report indicated that Whyte demanded £10 million. Although Hearn denied that figure, he did make clear that the financials were not making sense.
But now this has changed, with the Matchroom Boxing CEO confirming that Whyte has provisionally accepted those terms.
“We made an offer to Dillian four or five weeks ago and they came back and the exact wording was ‘absolutely not, this is unacceptably low’ and basically nowhere near a number that they’d accept.
“I funnelled that back to AJ and the team and we said ‘Okay, we’ll move onto another opponent.’ That was it. Now they come out of the blue and say, ‘We accept that offer,’ right when we’re about to announce or are in negotiations with another opponent.
“We went straight back to Dillian and said, ‘Can you confirm that you accept that offer?’ and they said, ‘Yes, we do’ and I said ‘Fantastic,’ so we’re getting them a contract.
“They’ll have a contract today. We need to move at pace but if they’re serious that fight can 100 percent happen,” Hearn
If a fight with Whyte does not happen, then Jarrell Miller has vowed to step in his place. There is bad blood between the duo, as they were set to fight in 2019 for Joshua’s American debut.
However, Miller failed three drug tests as Andy Ruiz Jr. stepped in at short notice. While Hearn has stated that he would not work with Miller again, the latter is keen on forcing a Joshua fight.
“I’ll annihilate him! Retire him! Send him back packing – plain and simple. I’m not playing no games with nobody, I’m playing no games. There is bad blood there in a boxing sense so it would be great entertainment.
“It’s nothing personal, I just don’t care for him, but when I see you on my radar, I don’t like you. I don’t like anything about you, I want to rip your guts outs and nothing going to change that,” Miller