Dillian Whyte adamant he knocks Anthony Joshua out in the rematch

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Dillian Whyte is certainly a man on a mission.

The WBC heavyweight silver belt holder put himself fairly and squarely in the discussion to fight Anthony Joshua this year after his knockout victory against rival Derek Chisora in December.

After the fight, the two men came face-to-face as Joshua was watching the fight as an analyst for Sky Sports.

Joshua offered his congratulations to both fighters and reserved a deal of praise for Whyte by openly saying that he is a contender to take him on, but it all depends on the plans of Deontay Wilder.

That was not good enough for Whyte, who left the ring in obvious frustration.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn maintained that Wilder is still the number one target, but gave Whyte a ray of hope by saying he doesn't believe it is a certainty of taking place.

Boxing Scene reported Hearn as saying: "Joshua wants the undisputed fight (with Wilder) but he also wants to fight Dillian Whyte. 

"We haven’t got long (to make Joshua’s next fight).  The priority is he wants to fight Wilder, but I don’t believe that will happen.

"If it’s an April 13 date at Wembley you’ll need it on sale at the end of January. He’s 80 per cent likely to fight at Wembley on April 13."

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Whyte believes there will be no rematch to their fight in 2015, where Joshua had to withstand some early punishment before knocking out Whyte in the seventh round.

However, if it were to take place, Whyte believes he would have the weapons to get the ultimate revenge.

"It's a good fight, a good champion.

"I believe this time around, I'll knock him out, because I'll take the fight to him.

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"Last time I sat back and waited, I was trying to box, and trying to wait for him to get tired.

"This time I'll take the fight to him and I know I've just got to hit him once. I proved that already on two separate occasions, and this time I'm in better shape, physically I'm stronger.

"More boxing IQ, better speed, everything."

This year is shaping up as being a fascinating one in the heavyweight scene.

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Will the fans get to see the fights they desperately want to see, or will it be a frustrating waiting game.

Time will tell, but there are some quality contenders to provide a significant challenge to Joshua's crown.

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