- 12th December, 2015 | 1947 views
Anthony Joshua Vs Dillian Whyte – All you need to know about the fight
Anthony Joshua faces his bitter domestic rival Dillian Whyte in a British and Commonwealth heavyweight title fight at a sold-out O2 Arena in London on Saturday December 12.
The two have been at odds since the a 2009 amatuer meeting where Whyte triumphed over Joshua. But since then the shine has definitely been with Joshua, who has won Olympic Gold and acclaim on his way to this big fight. Much to the disdain of Whyte who believes he is a better fighter and hopes to prove it,
Tensions spilt at a press conference on a fiery afternoon in London ahead of the pair’s British and Commonwealth title showdown – live on Sky Sports Box Office – and the long-time rivals had plenty to say to each other when they went head-to-head for photos.
Whyte had warned that the bad blood between them would not end with their clash in the ring, telling Joshua: “December 12 is not the end of it. I’m going to find you.” This could be brutal!
Underdog Whyte (16-0-KO13) tipped the scales at 17st 9lb before Olympic champion Joshua (14-0-KO14) weighed in two pounds lighter ahead of their long-awaited showdown.
As well as the belts and bragging rights, the unbeaten duo will both be viewing this 12-round bout as a significant step on their respective journeys towards world
Joshua v Whyte heads a stellar night of boxing which also features top British stars including Luke Campbell, Tony Bellew, Chris Eubank Jr, Dereck Chisora and Kevin Mitchell on a stacked under card.
Tonights timetable (Headliners last)
Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte – not before 10pm – British & Commonwealth heavyweight titles
Chris Eubank Jr v Gary O’Sullivan – WBA middleweight eliminator
Kevin Mitchell v Ismael Barroso – WBA Interim lightweight title
Tony Bellew v Mateusz Masternak – Vacant European cruiserweight title
Luke Campbell v Yvan Mendy – WBC International lightweight title
Dereck Chisora v Jakov Gospic – 8 rounds heavyweight
Paulie Malignaggi v Antonio Moscatiello – EU welterweight title
We do wish both fighters the best of luck and hope to see a great fight all while we anticipate a massive bout in UFC with Jose Aldo and Connor Mc Gregor definitely an amazing night for fight fans!!!