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Dillian Whyte offers to step in for Tyson Fury and fight Anthony Joshua

The Independent logo The Independent 27/09/2022 Alex Pattle
Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in action back in 2015 © Getty Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in action back in 2015

Dillian Whyte has offered to fight Anthony Joshua this December, after Tyson Fury said that his own potential clash with “AJ” will not go ahead.

Talks over a heavyweight bout between Fury and Joshua have taken place across the last three weeks, but Fury claimed on Monday (26 September) that the fight will not come to fruition as his fellow Briton allegedly failed to sign a contract by the “Gypsy King”’s deadline.

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The pair’s compatriot Whyte, a former opponent of both Fury and Joshua, has now offered to face AJ in December, the month being targeted for Fury vs Joshua.

“If the Fury fight doesn’t get made with him and Joshua, me and Joshua can fight in December if he wants,” Whyte told Sky Sports.

“He’s training for it, he’s ready for it, he’s willing to take Fury on, so if that fight doesn’t get made I’ll step up and take the fight with Joshua.”

Whyte, 35, beat Joshua during the pair’s amateur careers, before Joshua avenged that defeat by knocking out Whyte in a professional contest in 2015.

Fury also knocked out Whyte when the fighters clashed at Wembley Stadium this April. That result saw Fury, 34, remain unbeaten and retain the WBC heavyweight title, which would be on the line in a potential bout with Joshua, 32.

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