Dillian Whyte claims he never rejected fight with Anthony Joshua and slams Eddie Hearn’s


Dillian Whyte claims he NEVER rejected fight with Anthony Joshua and slams Eddie Hearn for ‘misleading the public’ about negotiations… insisting he IS ready to accept terms for August 12 showdown

  • Dillian Whyte claims he never made a counter offer to Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn 
  • Hearn affirmed that Whyte had ‘priced himself out’ of the Anthony Joshua fight 
  • Whyte says Hearn blanked him after making an initial offer via email on June 2

Dillian Whyte has hit back at Eddie Hearn‘s claims that he ‘priced himself out’ of a rematch with Anthony Joshua

The pair were expected to face each other on August 12 but Hearn affirms that they were unable to come to an agreement on the financial side of the deal.

However, according to Whyte no such negotiations took place.

‘They’re talking rubbish,’ Whyte told The Sun in response to Hearn’s recent comments. ‘I haven’t turned down the fight.

‘All I got, after Eddie talked publicly and often about making me an offer to fight AJ, was a very short email late in the evening on Friday 2 June.

Dillian Whyte says that he never rejected the Anthony Joshua fight nor made a counter offer

Dillian Whyte says that he never rejected the Anthony Joshua fight nor made a counter offer 

Eddie Hearn claims Whyte 'priced himself out' of a rematch with Joshua on August 12

Eddie Hearn claims Whyte ‘priced himself out’ of a rematch with Joshua on August 12

‘I absolutely 100 per cent want to fight AJ and called Eddie to discuss the offer but couldn’t get hold of him. I messaged him too. I didn’t hear back from him so I sent him an email to confirm I wanted the fight.

‘I didn’t turn down the offer or propose a counter-offer. All I did was ask normal questions on his three-line email so-called offer.

‘Even before I emailed, Eddie was already saying publicly that his offer was unacceptable. So, why make it in the first place?’

Joshua is now expected to face a different opponent on the same date while Whyte is left in limbo.

Joshua stopped Whyte in the seventh round when they first fought each other eight years ago

Joshua stopped Whyte in the seventh round when they first fought each other eight years ago

Hearn had promised the ‘Bodysnatcher’ a second fight with Joshua in the spring time after beating Jermaine Franklin.

Yet the Matchroom Boxing chief opted to go with the American instead.

After Joshua beat Franklin on points, the Whyte rematch was spoken about as a possible warm up fight ahead of AJ’s blockbuster showdown with Deontay Wilder in December. 

But it is now looking more likely that he will box European heavyweight champion Agit Kabayel in two months’ time.

Whyte has since come out and declared that he is willing to accept Hearn’s terms but said that he doesn’t think Joshua and co are serious about making the fight.

When asked if he would accept the offer he’s been made during a recent appearance on talkSPORT. Whyte replied: ‘100 per cent, of course I would, I wanna fight AJ and beat him.’



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