Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte: Would A Rematch Be Any Different?
DECEMBER 12, 2015 – That time unified heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21KO) SURVIVED a second round scare to DESTROY WBC INTERIM champ Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (27-1, 18KO) in seven while they were BOTH prospects trying to get to world level.
Since this loss, Whyte has won eleven straight fights; beating two former world champions along the way. As a result, He has managed to secure the #1 ranking by the WBC.
Joshua’s cloak of invincibility was lifted when he was knocked out in his United States debut against late replacement, Andy Ruiz Jr in June of 2019; losing his unified status in the process. He would go on to regain the titles by a one-sided unanimous decision victory in the rematch in December of 2019.
There remains to be questions about his well-being and his ability to maintain his style as he seemed to be very cautious about getting hit and decided to play it safe in the rematch.
Whyte has been VERY vocal about a rematch but would the result be ANY different given his run since losing the first fight and the “uncertainty” that surrounds Joshua going forward?
By: EJ Williams