Whyte vs Chisora : Whyte hopes that a second win against Chisora will land him a crack at Joshua’s belts, with promoter Eddie Hearn saying earlier this week: “If [Joshua] can’t fight Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury, we look to the winner of [Whyte vs Chisora] and say: ‘That’s probably where our opponent
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Asked if he would welcome any post-fight interaction with Joshua on Saturday night, Whyte told Sky Sports: “I don’t care. AJ can do what he wants. I’ve got my own thing to focus on. This is my night so I’m not bothered by who’s at ringside, or what they’re doing.Whyte was non-committal about challenging Joshua on April 13 at Wembley, saying: “I’m not thinking about that.”
He is ranked No 1 by the WBO but the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s title is not due to be confirmed until “the end of next year” according to Hearn.
Whyte explained: “We’ve been trying to become mandatory for a while. We’ve been doing our thing behind the scenes, so let’s see.”Whyte’s only career defeat came to Joshua three years ago and his old rival has backed Chisora for tonight’s fight.
‘Big Baby’ Miller is another major presence at ringside tonight, and his relationship with Whyte was described as “not pleasant” by Hearn. “I love the [Whyte vs Miller] fight because there’s serious beef,” Hearn said.
Watch Dillian Whyte vs Derek Chisora 2, from The O2, London, on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office, from 6pm. Book it via your Sky remote or book it online here.“Him and Chisora, they’re mates,” Whyte told IFLTV when asked about AJ’s comments, “They’re both Finchley guys so why would I be surprised?
When they first met as novice amateurs, the ‘Body Snatcher’ knocked down and defeated Joshua, however the younger man then went on to become Olympic champion and knocked out his old foe for the British title in 2015.It is thought that they could well meet again in 2019, with Whyte on the verge of a title shot, though he must first get past Chisora to cement this status.
The 30-year-old is not concerned about those backing against him and continued: “None of them are gonna fight for him. That’s the great thing.
“I don’t fear any of them. It’s not the first time I’m the underdog, it’s not the first time people have said I’m gonna lose and it’s not the first time people have written me off.