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Eddie Hearn REVEALS Joshua vs Whyte 2 Fight Could Take Place At Wembley Stadium In The Summer Of 2023

Eddie Hearn States Joshua vs Whyte 2 Will Definitely Happen, Either Next Or The Summer In Big Stadium

Promoter Eddie Hearn told boxing reporters in the aftermath of Dillian Whyte‘s 12-round majority decision win over previously undefeated, world-ranked Jermaine Franklin that they would be looking to stage the trilogy fight (counting Whyte’s 2009 amateur win) between Whyte (29-3, 19 KOs) and superstar Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) in 2023.

Hearn stated that they had two options for Joshua vs Whyte 2, either making the British mega-fight next or allowing Joshua and Whyte to have separate bouts in March/April and then putting them in together in the summer.

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Placing the fight in the summer would make it easier to go to an outdoor stadium with Hearn looking at the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium, England’s national stadium, for this fight. It would also allow Whyte to get another win under his belt after a consensus underwhelming showing against Franklin and give AJ the confidence booster fight many feel he needs.

DAZN will be no doubt pushing for Joshua Whyte 2 in 2023 as what the broadcaster has struggled to get in the UK in their 15-month venture is a major British Pay-per-view fight that elevates the platform to the interest of the casual fans. DAZN almost had that with Eubank Jr Benn until the unfortunate fight week postponement.

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Some ‘hardcore’ fans and a significant % of the international audience are not particularly interested in Joshua Whyte 2. Still, there is no doubt that the clash would be a super fight domestically and have mass appeal with the casual audience.

By Darshan Desai

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