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Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte agree to ‘settle the score once and for all’ in future rematch

Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte plan to “settle the score once and for all” as they discuss a future rematch during a surprise encounter…but first the heavyweight rivals acknowledge they must win again.

  • Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte have discussed a possible future rematch
  • The heavyweight rivals collided with each other in a surprise encounter
  • It comes just over a week after Tyson Fury emphatically stopped Whyte.
  • Joshua also suffered defeat last time out, losing his belts to Oleksandr Usyk.
  • It was Joshua who knocked out Whyte in their gripping showdown in 2015.

Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte discussed a future rematch during a chance meeting amid plans to settle their long-term feud ‘once and for all’.

The British duo have been rivals since their early amateur days and clashed in the professional ranks in 2015, with Joshua emerging victorious to claim the vacant British title and keep his unbeaten record intact.

Both fighters have expressed on multiple occasions their desire to fight one more time, but first recognize that they must win again after falling to a pair of devastating losses.

Anthony Joshua (left) and Dillian Whyte (right) plan

Anthony Joshua (left) and Dillian Whyte (right) plan to “settle the score” in a future rematch

Joshua stopped Whyte in brutal fashion when the heavyweight rivals collided in 2015

Joshua stopped Whyte in brutal fashion when the heavyweight rivals collided in 2015

Just over a week after Whyte suffered a brutal stoppage loss to WBC champion Tyson Fury in front of a record crowd of 94,000 at Wembley Stadium, Whyte found himself another heavyweight leading man in Joshua.

‘The Body Snatcher’, who was stopped by an uppercut for the third time in his career, posted a photo of the heavyweight rivals on his social media platforms.

“Catch up with my old enemy Anthony Joshua talking about the rematch in the future and finally settling scores once and for all,” he wrote in the post. “But first we have to get back to winning form.”

Whyte was stopped by WBC champion Tyson Fury in front of a crowd of 94,000 at Wembley

Whyte was stopped by WBC champion Tyson Fury in front of a crowd of 94,000 at Wembley

Joshua also suffered a loss the last time he was dethroned by Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua also suffered a loss the last time he was dethroned by Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua is currently preparing for the biggest fight of his career, with his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk scheduled for July 23 this summer, although no official announcement regarding the date or venue has yet been made.

The two-time heavyweight champion suffered the second loss of his career last year, as he was outpointed by the Ukrainian mastermind at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.

The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine initially raised uncertainty about the expected rematch, but Usyk, who had enlisted in the kyiv Territorial Defense, in March left his homeland to begin training.

Promoter Eddie Hearn provided an update in April, stating: “We are in final negotiations with sites in the Middle East and the UK.

Promoter Eddie Hearn (centre) has revealed that the rematch will be announced imminently.

Promoter Eddie Hearn (centre) has revealed that the rematch will be announced imminently.

“We look at the United States, but I don’t think that’s where it will take place. I would like to be in a position, the week of the Canelo fight, where we have some news.

As for Joshua and Whyte, they currently share a victory apiece, having fought both as amateurs and as professionals.

Their first meeting came in 2009, with Whyte knocking down and beating the 20-year-old Joshua on points before AJ clinched Olympic gold at the London Games in 2012.

Both fighters were undefeated when they met in the pro ranks in 2015, but it was Commonwealth champion Joshua who earned an emphatic stoppage victory at the O2 Arena.

Joshua, while opting not to attend, expected Whyte to beat Fury in their April showdown, but he also insisted he wants a rematch.

“I’m rooting for Dillian, even though I hate him and want to crush him one of these days,” he said. iFL television. ‘Go ahead, Dillian, I’m with you all the time.’

Despite their long-term rivalry, Joshua expected Whyte to beat Fury in their April fight.

Despite their long-term rivalry, Joshua expected Whyte to beat Fury in their April fight.

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