The domestic rivalry between Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua has been further fueled following a break down in negotiations between the two to come to an agreement for a rematch, meaning Joshua will now defend his heavyweight titles against Jarred Miller in New York on June 1st, while Whyte will likely compete in a sanctioning body title eliminator.

Whyte claims Joshua low balled him during an interview with Talksport, rumours were that Whyte was offered 5 million to fight Joshua, however reports also suggest Whyte was left unhappy with the finer details of a rematch clause, which meant if Whyte did win the contest and became heavyweight champion of the world, Joshua would still retain a lion share of any rematch revenue.

Of course, Joshua has already knocked out Dillian Whyte in the 8th round of a British title fight in 2015, however both fighters have progressed since then, Joshua has gone on to become unified heavyweight champion, while Whyte has fought and beaten some respectable names in Joseph Parker, Lucas Browne and Dereck Chisora, twice. Some feel Whyte has improved considerably and a rematch would be a much closer affair.

 

In a recent interview Joshua shrugs off Whytes claims of being low-balled, which has sparked an angry reaction from Whyte who in an Instagram post states “Look who’s finally discovered his balls Anthony Joshua ok Mr humble it’s about time u show your true colours or is this just the testosterone rage coming out everyone know su are the Laurnce Armstrong of heavyweight boxing you got a lot to say on here but when am face to face with you u don’t say nothing” (sic)

Whyte is not the only person to accuse Joshua of PEDs use, recently at a press conference in New York Joshua’s next opponent Jarred Miller was also throwing similar accusations at the Olympic Gold Medallist.

While Joshua v Whyte II may not happen this year if both fighters continue to win it remains likely we will still see these two face off at some point in the future.