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Dillian Whyte rejects Anthony Joshua fight once again as Joshua readies for Jarrell Miller

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Current WBC Silver heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte has now rejected his third offer for a potential rematch with boxing heavyweight Anthony Joshua.

It has been reported that an initial bid of near £3 million was made before it was then followed up by an increased offer of over £4m.

According to World Boxing News, promoter Eddie Hearn has now raised the offer even more, with stakes rising to upwards of £5m of which has now reportedly been rejected.

The most recent rejection has made Joshua and Hearn now make reservations and prepare to take their first steps towards a fight with Jarrell Miller instead.

This is after Miller’s handler, Dmitriy Salita, announced his interest in a future bout with Joshua earlier this year, saying he was keen to secure the clash and that it suits both parties.

“Eddie and I have a great working relationship," Salita said. "We have discussed this possibility some time now. I believe the fight will happen at the right time.

"Joshua already knocked out Dillian Whyte. So while it may be an interesting fight in the UK, I don’t know the interest for it in world boxing terms.

“Miller v Joshua is one of the biggest fights in boxing. It will happen at the right time. Boxing history will determine when that right time is.”

Jarrell Miller v Gerald Washington

Salita also expressed Jarrell’s interest in future bouts with the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury as well as Joshua, saying: “Jarrell wants to fight the best champions and contenders in the division.”

Per World Boxing News, Miller is now supposedly in the driving seat and the match-up with Anthony Joshua is his to accept or reject.

Miller is currently stipulated to face Trevor Bryan in a WBA #2 eliminator which has the possibility to give him a good year in preparation for AJ.

But as things stand, Joshua vs Miller is supposedly on the cards with a date in June likely to be made official in the foreseeable future.

Although the highly anticipated Joshua vs Whyte 2 isn't completely out of the question, it appears a much bigger offer needs to be made quickly for any chance of salvaging that April date at Wembley.

Topics:
Jarrell Miller
Eddie Hearn
Dillian Whyte
Anthony Joshua
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