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Eddie Hearn hints at the offer Dillian Whyte received to face Anthony Joshua

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With Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder currently unavailable as they battle out their own individual feud, Anthony Joshua has been searching for his next opponent. 

Wembley Stadium has already been booked for April 13th and it appears that Joshua's old nemesis, Dillian Whyte, could face the current heavyweight champion of the world. 

However, it's been heavily reported that Whyte has fallen out with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing and recently declared his 'free-agent' status, allegedly meeting with Al Haymon of PBC in the US this week. 

Eddie Hearn took to Twitter this week to answer the burning questions of boxing fans from across the world and went on to reveal some of the specific details behind the offer made to Whyte.

The Matchroom Boxing promoter replied to a tweet which stated that Dillian should not accept anything less than £2m for a re-match with Joshua. Hearn replied: "Double it." 

In addition to this, Hearn went onto reveal Whyte would be pocketing more than Povetkin did in their recent bout and it is actually higher than £4m. 

This wouldn't be the first time that Joshua and Whyte have come face-to-face in the ring as the pair have a history within the professional and amateur worlds. 

During their early fighting careers, both London-born boxers came up against each other at amateur level. On this occasion, Whyte left the ring victorious after knocking the current world heavyweight champion down before eventually winning on points. 

The fighters followed different paths after their first meeting, though, with Whyte opting to become a professional at the first given opportunity while Joshua progressed through the GB boxing ranks, going onto win gold at the London 2012 Olympics. 

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Nonetheless, their paths crossed once again in 2015 at professional level and didn't disappoint. A fight which left fans on the edge of their seat resulted in a seventh-round knockout that announced AJ as the British heavyweight champion. 

Nowadays, it appears Whyte has stamped his foot down and is determined to earn a fair payment if he is indeed going to fight for a world title.

Topics:
Heavyweight
Eddie Hearn
Dillian Whyte
Anthony Joshua
Boxing

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