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‘I’m going to step up’ – Dillian Whyte opens door on Anthony Joshua after Tyson Fury says mega showdown is over


Dillian Whyte has revealed he would be open to fighting Anthony Joshua if his clash with Tyson Fury doesn’t happen.

AJ had agreed to terms to face the Gypsy King at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on September 3, but a delay in signing a contract put the fight in serious jeopardy.

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Whyte opened the door to a second fight with AJ

It comes after Fury said his fight with Joshua is now over

It comes after Fury said his fight with Joshua is now over

Fury had set Joshua’s camp a 5 p.m. deadline on Monday to return the documents, but without any returned contract, he took to social media to declare the fight was now over.

Fury promoter Frank Warren has held out hope a fight could still happen, but if the Gypsy King is true to his word it means Joshua will now be looking for a new opponent for his next fight, a position Whyte is. ready to enter.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Whyte said: “If Fury’s fight doesn’t happen with Joshua then he and I can fight in December if he wants.

“He’s training for this, he’s ready for this, he’s ready to face Fury, so if that fight doesn’t happen I’m going to step in and fight with Joshua. It would be a great fight.

Asked if he thinks Fury vs. AJ could happen, Whyte replied: “I think it can happen, but Fury puts a lot of pressure, using social media, which has really been a bit silly. .

“These big fights take time because there’s a lot to do. The team puts a lot of stuff into it, there’s a lot of business stuff and protecting your best interests and protecting your rights and obviously these guys are on two different TV channels so there’s a lot to do.


Whyte is keen to face AJ but says Fury vs Joshua fight could still happen

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Whyte is keen to face AJ but says Fury vs Joshua fight could still happen

“It’s not as simple as ‘sign the contract, big dick’, it doesn’t work but a lot of people are listening to what Fury is saying.

“Big fights take time and they have to get it right, otherwise it can all go downhill if things aren’t done right.”

If the Fury vs. Joshua fight were to fall through and Whyte interfered, it would be the second time the “Body Snatcher” faced Joshua.

The pair locked horns in December 2015 with Joshua winning the clash by seventh-round technical knockout.

Whyte secured his long-awaited world title against WBC heavyweight champion Fury in April, with the latter winning by TKO in the sixth round.



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