According to reports, Joshua is keen on getting out on August 12th, 2023, as Whyte’s name was mentioned. However, the negotiations have been far from smooth.
Eddie Hearn initially confirmed that Whyte’s team turned down an offer on the basis that the financial side was not favorable.
However, that soon changed following confirmation that Whyte’s team had accepted the offer. But once the contract had been sent, Whyte expressed his frustration with the rematch clause.
BREAKING! Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte's negotiations are back on track after Joshua's team agreed to remove the rematch clause. pic.twitter.com/rdsvkeEDu0
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 29, 2023
This was on the basis that a victory over Joshua would have prevented him from what he believed would be a super fight with Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia.
Not only that, but given that a Joshua-Whyte bout is not for a title, the latter couldn’t fathom its inclusion.
“I don’t want that, I just want a simple contract, simple fight, winner moves on and has a big fight in Saudi Arabia.
“But now they’re trying to put a rematch clause in there that ties me up for a year and messes everything up. I’m not interested in that. I just want a straightforward fight, winner moves on, that’s it,” Whyte
But now that it has reportedly been dropped, Whyte is keen on seeking his revenge following his 2015 knockout loss.
“I’ve been up for fighting Joshua since the day I lost to him in 2015. The score is 1-1 so far. He’s won one. I beat him in the amateurs, he beat me in the pros so I want to get even,” Whyte