Dillian Whyte's pursuit of a rematch with Anthony Joshua will have to go on as it appears IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion has lined up his first American fight appearance.
Rumours coming from Dillian Whyte and his camp over the past months had been pointing towards a rematch between the two, probably on April 13 at Wembley Stadium.
Sadly for fans of that rematch, however, negotiations seemed to have stalled and forced Joshua to pick up another fighter to defend his titles against.
Instead of a British boxing battle, news from Joshua's camp is now strongly pointing in the direction of a bout with American contender Jarrell Miller on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Unsurprisingly, Whyte was not happy about the news and considers the fight a "business move" for Joshua, who should win easily.
“Miller is garbage,” Whyte said to Sky Sports.
“I can’t believe they’d choose to fight Miller over fighting me. But I get it, it’s a business move. Joshua needs to fight on DAZN in America and Eddie’s under pressure to deliver.
“Miller is the perfect opponent for America. He looks the part, he’s undefeated, he can’t punch, he’s got a good workrate, you know he will talk the talk. He’s a perfect opponent for them.
"I wouldn’t waste my time going to the fight, I know what’s going to happen already. Six, seven rounds minimum and then [Miller] is going to get knocked out.”
Whyte has got the experience to back his comments having been knocked out by Joshua in their fight back in December 2015.
But impressive victories over Dereck Chisora and Joseph Parker have pushed his name back into contention since that loss.
Joshua has been on an even better run since the fight with Whyte, going on to pick up three more belts and securely place himself on the top rung of the ladder in boxing.
With Whyte, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder all snipping at his heels now, it is looking like an excellent time for both Joshua and boxing fans.
Now we just have to hope that the stars align to give us the fights we all want.News Now - Sport News