Anthony Joshua has opened the door to a fight against amateur foe Dillian Whyte as he continues to assess his options for his next two fights this year.
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Whyte defeated Joshua back in 2009, sending his fellow Brit to the canvas in the process and the animosity particularly from the former’s side has been evident in recent times.
Joshua has reiterated that he would be willing to reignite their feud in the professional ranks as he looks to secure two more fights this year, first in July and then in September.
“It’s an offer we’re really looking into. If he [Whyte] is patient, I’m sure he’ll get his opportunity,” he told Sky Sports.
“I don’t quite understand why he [Whyte] is so angry. When you’ve got a victory over someone, you should feel proud of yourself.
“I haven’t got a grudge against anyone. My biggest competitor is myself. I’m not worried about Dillian.”
Since their last meeting, the heavyweight star has gone on to win an Olympic gold medal and has now won all 13 of his professional fights by knockout.
The likes of Wladimir Klitschko have labelled him the future of the heavyweight division, and promoter Eddie Hearn plans on making good progress over the next 18 months as they move closer to a title shot.
Meanwhile, Whyte has a 14-0 record and has produced some impressive displays since returning from a doping ban, although there are question marks over whether or not he would be able to repeat his win over Joshua this time round considering the progress and development that they have both made since.
It may not be too long before fight fans get to find out, and it would certainly be a dangerous fight for Joshua who has yet to go beyond three rounds since turning pro.