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Dillian Whyte's furious reaction to not being ringside when Anthony Joshua called him out

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Anthony Joshua's heart is very much set on fighting Deontay Wilder following Saturday night's emphatic victory over Alexander Povetkin.

Despite making a rocky start where he suffered a suspected broken nose, AJ controlled the fight and eventually dispatched his opponent in the seventh round.

A strong left hook followed by a powerful right sent Povetkin to the canvas, with the Russian unable to recover after getting back to his feet.

Joshua's record now stands at 22-0 and with his knockout streak back on track, the 28-year-old wants a piece of Wilder on April 13, 2019.

"My number one [choice] would be Wilder," said AJ in his post-fight interview with Sky Sports. "No contract has signed.

"[There's also a] mutual respect fighter to fighter, so if Dillian [Whyte] wants it then he's more than welcome. Let's finish the year on a high.

"We'll put a poll out on Twitter - anyone's welcome. There are always complications and [mandatory] fights we have to do, but sport is about what the fans want."

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin - World Heavyweight Title Fight

Joshua also called out Whyte when asked about his next opponent by saying, "Where is Dillian?" and looking out to the crowd.

He couldn't find the 30-year-old, though, and that's because Whyte was too busy working for Sky Sports some 50 metres away at Wembley.

And Whyte was furious about that. In the video below, Whyte is asked about AJ calling him out and he responds by saying he should have been ringside, not working.

"[Of] course I fancy it," said Whyte. "I should have been ringside, I don't know why they brought me back up here to do this. I should have been down there.

"I was down there and I don't see the point in it. I've been called out and I wasn't there to answer face to face. That's not how I do business."

The leading Sky Sports presenter then turned around and said: "Well you're hear because you're working with us and it's good to have you here."

Never change, Dillian. Boxing fans found Whyte's rant hilarious, as you can see by the small collection of tweets below.

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