Anthony Joshua sent a private message to Dillian Whyte after fight talks broke down

Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora 2 - Heavyweight Boxing

Anthony Joshua still has not decided who he will be fighting next.

Despite having booked Wembley for a potential title defence in April, it seems like a number of potential suitors have come and gone.

Back when the Wembley announcement was first made, it seemed as though a mouthwatering showdown with Deontay Wilder was on the cards.

Talks with the American's camp stalled, though, and Tyson Fury instead came in under the radar to steal the big fight back in December.

The clash between Fury and Wilder definitely didn't fail to disappoint, and won the pair many more fans, but it left them needing a rematch due to the controversial draw.

On the other hand, though, Joshua has left many disgruntled with his lack of progress in arranging a fight over the last few months.

His cause has not been helped by the controversial draw between Fury and Wilder, meaning a rematch between the two is highly likely. That will probably ensure that AJ will have to look elsewhere for the time being.

A rematch against fellow-Brit Dillian Whyte was the next option explored by Joshua's camp.

Though it wouldn't produce the headlines that a fight against Wilder, or even Fury would, it would have been an intriguing clash nonetheless.

Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora 2 - Heavyweight Boxing

But once again, Joshua has failed to thrash out a deal, with the boxing world becoming more impatient.

And now with rumours of a fight against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York beginning to gather pace, it looks like Whyte is getting just as annoyed.

Having stated at the weekend that a planned rematch between him and Joshua was 'dead', Whyte has now revealed that AJ has sent him a message as talks between them stalled.

"He actually messaged me," Whyte told Sky Sports. "It's childish, do you want to make the fight or not? I just thought to myself, you're just an idiot, you clearly don't want to make the fight.

"I just want a fair crack of the whip, that's all. It's nothing to do with who's boss."

As a result, Whyte is now considering other options for his next fight at The O2, with Dominic Breazeale, Alexander Povetkin and Luis Ortiz on his shortlist.

Being the WBC's mandatory challenger makes Breazeale the preferred option for Whyte, who expects to learn his opponent by next week.

"Probably Breazeale or Povetkin, Ortiz, let's see," said Whyte.

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"Hopefully we can fight Breazeale, and I'll get to knock him out, and I'll become WBC mandatory.

"The decision is meant to be made this week, or as late as early next week."

On the other hand, it seems that the opportunity to grow his awareness across the pond has proved definitive for AJ, as he looks to tie up a deal with American Miller.

But as we've seen over the last few months, we'll believe that when we see it.

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