What Role Will Anthony Joshua Have For ‘Fight Camp’ IV?
There has been some growing tension between Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte as of late. That may continue as Joshua is set to have a major role in the latter’s upcoming fight.
It was announced that Joshua will be joining the team of Natasha Jonas and Tony Bellew on the Sky Sports Box Office announce team this Saturday, August 22. They will be sitting ringside for the “Matchroom Fight Camp” finale. The co-main event will see Katie Taylor face Define Persoon in a rematch, while the main event will feature interim WBC Heavyweight Champion Whyte taking on Alexander Povetkin.
“We’re absolutely delighted that Anthony Joshua is part of our team for this Saturday’s Box Office event as Dillian Whyte risks his World Title ambitions against the dangerous Alexander Povetkin and Katie Taylor takes on Delfine Persoon in an epic rematch,” said Adam Smith, Sky Sports Head of Boxing Development.
“AJ knows all about Whyte and Povetkin’s strengths, having already shared the ring with them, while he has followed Taylor’s career with interest since they were both Olympians at London 2012.”
Joshua (23-1), the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion, has a history with both men. He is the only fighter to beat Whyte (27-1), taking care of him in 2015 for the WBC International, Commonwealth, and British Heavyweight Titles. Before facing Andy Ruiz Jr. inside Madison Square Garden, Joshua beat Povetkin in 2018 via TKO to defend his heavyweight titles.
Initially teasing showing up to confront Whyte, Joshua has caught his attention. Whyte has threatened to take out Joshua before his fight against Kubrat Pulev.
“He might get a box, if he does that,” Whyte would say regarding Joshua appearing during his fight. “If he does that, he might get a box, there and then, one box. He thinks it’s a game, but I don’t play games with these guys. They think it’s a game, scream, and shout and get in each other’s faces, but if he does, he will get a box.”
If Whyte won on Saturday, he would be one step closer to fighting for the WBC Heavyweight Title. The WBC has made an order to have Whyte face the winner Tyson Fury v. Deontay Wilder III. This comes after Joshua and Fury agreed in principle to fight one another in 2021.