Dillian Whyte vs Anthony Joshua II is very close to being officially announced.
According to a report by Sky Sports, Dillian Whyte has signed the contract for the Anthony Joshua rematch and returned the agreement, and now the fight edges closer to an official announcement for August 12.
Whyte and Joshua last faced each other back in 2015, where the latter defeated Whyte via seventh-round TKO. The rematch took eight years in the making, and now it is finally on.
BREAKING: Dillian Whyte has signed and returned the requested agreement as the rematch with Anthony Joshua edges closer to an official announcement 🥊 pic.twitter.com/TsxSlktTNI— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 2, 2023
Anthony Joshua also has his next fight lined up after this, as he is set to face Deontay Wilder in December/January in Saudi Arabia. Eddie Hearn himself revealed that the bout is virtually agreed.
Whyte is coming off a majority decision win against Jermaine Franklin in April 2023. With this win, he rebounded from a loss against Tyson Fury that came in April 2022.
On the other hand, Anthony Joshua is also coming off a win against Jermaine Franklin. He also used this bout to rebound from two consecutive losses against Oleksandr Usyk.
Now, it is likely that Eddie Hearn will officially announce this bout in the coming days. Stay tuned for more updates.