Dillian Whyte insulted by offer for Joshua rematch

Dillian Whyte has claimed he has received an offer to face unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua in a rematch on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London.

However, the offer he received was nothing more than insulting for the heavyweight contender.

“There’s been a first offer, but it is utterly ridiculous,” Whyte told talkSPORT, “It’s way less than what I made against Chisora basically.

“It is a ridiculous offer; they’re not serious about the fight, I don’t think they want the fight, I think they just made an offer to cover ground. It’s just silly; I’m a pay-per-view fighter now in the UK which I’ve built by myself against all the odds. It’s not like I’m a journeyman. I’ve had nine fights since I fought him and won them all in spectacular fashion. I don’t think he wants to fight me, there’s easier paydays out there for him, and he knows that I will bring problems to his mum’s house, so he don’t want it.”

Joshua scored a seventh-round stoppage of Whyte in their first fight back in December 2015. Perhaps that is the reason why he received a low offer, but to Whyte, it should not matter, because he is one of a few heavyweight boxers who can sell out Wembley.

“Apart from me, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder you can’t sell out Wembley,” Whyte continued, “So let’s be realistic.

“It looks like Tyson Fury’s gonna fight Deontay Wilder, so if he’s serious, he needs to stop messing about. This is an easy fight to make; it’s not a hard fight, I have the rankings, we have history. We fought twice already, no-one’s gonna complain about the fight, so what’s the problem?”

“[It’s] way off, how can I make more to fight Dereck Chisora? There’s middle ground, there’s okay ground, and there’s way, way, way off. It’s arrogance."

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