Carl Froch has issued a warning to Anthony Joshua about the overwhelming threat that Dillian Whyte could bring.
Whyte got that knockout victory against Dereck Chisora that alluded him in the first fight.
Despite being down on two judges' scorecards at the start of the 11th round, Whyte showed no signs of letting up.
His left hook was enough to knock out Chisora before he had even hit the deck and clash his head against the canvas.
Joshua was on commentary during the fight, and afterwards, the attention swung to him.
Whyte was clearly aware of AJ's presence as he grabbed the mic and began calling out Joshua just as he had finished reaping the crowd’s rewards of what had been yet another fight to remember.
Joshua hit back and said that Whyte is just stupid for doing what he did. Joshua wanted Whyte to confront him man to man as their bitter rivalry only increases fight by fight.
First, Froch commended the ability of Whyte, and said that the win should be by no means taken lightly.
“You can’t just say he’s beaten a Chisora of old because that is probably the best last of Chisora we will ever see. That really was a great performance.”
Froch affirmed that Whyte must get a title challenge in 2019 against Joshua and suggested that the IBF, WBA and WBO champion would have been watching with a worried eye.
“Anthony Joshua is sitting there looking at that closely and he realises that Dillian Whyte really is a stiff test for him.”
Eddie Hearn promotes both parts of the rivalry.
According to Froch, Hearn is fearful and weary of setting up the fight being so close to both Whyte and Joshua.
“Eddie Hearn don’t really fancy the job to be honest. We mentioned it to him just and he said he’s not really sure about that fight now.”