Boxing: Dillian Whyte focused on Dominic Breazeale


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British heavyweight Dillian Whyte has confirmed a rematch with Anthony Joshua is now off and he is hoping to take on American Dominic Breazeale in his next bout.

The Londoner had been in talks with Matchroom Promotions about a rematch with Joshua for the April 13 card at Wembley Stadium.

However, Whyte has rejected Eddie Hearn’s latest offer and Joshua now looks to be heading to the USA to take on Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller at Maddison Square Garden in June.

Whyte last faced Joshua in 2015, losing via knockout at the 02 Arena. He has since beaten the likes of Dereck Chisora, Robert Helenius, Lucas Browne and Joseph Parker but he is adamant he will not back down to Joshua’s demands.

“The Joshua fight is dead. It is not happening at the minute so we move on,” Whyte told Sky Sports.

“The good thing is I am in a position where I have got options. We wanted the fight, I think they wanted the fight as well but sometimes negotiations break down.

“I believe I have a certain value, bring a certain value to the fight. I need belief that this is what he wants to give me.

“I fight April 20 here [The O2] hopefully against Dominic Breazeale, Alexander Povetkin, Luis Ortiz or one of those guys. Let’s see what Eddie can deliver in the next couple of days.

“I would fight Dominic Breazeale because he is a big guy, only lost once and he is WBC mandatory challenger.”

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