As we all know Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) has said many times that his next fight will be April 13th at Wembley Stadium, in London. As of now his opponent is still unknown.
Anthony Joshua has made it known that he has no mandatories so his next opponent is an opponent of his choosing and he wants it to be one worth watching. While the fans are all hoping for a potential Joshua vs Wilder unification it doesn’t seem as if that fight will happen next. With Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) openly saying in interviews that he wants an immediate rematch with Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) after what many fans consider a controversial draw that would leave both Wilder & Fury out as possibilities for being Joshua’s next opponent.
So what’s next?
Anthony Joshua wants a a big name for his April 13th fight, not one who can just fill up seats but one who respectfully deserves it and will come to win. With that being said, the next possible option would be the winner of this Saturday’s rematch between Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KO’s) and Dereck Chrisora (29-8, 21 KO’s). Anthony Joshua will be sitting ringside to get an up close view to the fight as well. As most of you know the first fight was back and forth action from beginning to end with Dillian Whyte getting a split decision victory.
Since their first fight Dillian Whyte has been on a 4-fight win streak while Dereck Chrisora has gone 3-1. The difference from now to then is this time there is a possible championship fight on the line, and both fighters already know what it’s like to be in this position on the big stage. I know for a fact that both Chisora and Whyte would welcome that opportunity and will give us an action packed fight this weekend. Will we see Dereck Chrisora get another title shot? He’s been in many before and he’s only getting older so his best chance would to be to capture a win this Saturday. Or could we be seeing a rematch between Anthony Joshua vs. Dillian Whyte? Their first fight was Dillian Whyte’s only loss as a professional, despite stunning AJ in the second round before getting stopped himself later in the seventh.
Tune in on Saturday, December 22nd to find out who could potentially be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent.