British heavyweight Dillian Whyte insists Anthony Joshua is hoping he can go and beat Deontay Wilder this year as he looks for a rematch with the 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist.
Whyte lost to Joshua back in 2015 after being knocked out at the 02 Arena in London.
However, he has since responded by winning his last seven fights and he is now in line to face WBC heavyweight champion Wilder.
The 29-year-old beat Lucas Browne thanks to a vicious left hook last weekend and promoter Eddie Hearn admits Whyte could fight Wilder before Joshua does.
IBF and WBA ‘Super’ champion Joshua must overcome WBO champ Joseph Parker this weekend but Whyte insists he is hoping for a Joshua win so he can face him in an all British unification bout.
He told Sky Sports: “Listen, AJ wants nothing more than me to go and fight Wilder and beat him, and for me and him to set up a rematch as both British world champions.
“That’s boxing history. That would be bigger than him fighting Wilder. That’s proper history – two British fighters on British soil for all the world heavyweight titles at once. That’s pure history.
“I would like to fight AJ another two or three times over my career. I think it’s one of those fights where we work hard, we’ll always be motivated, and we’ll always want to beat each other up. We just have that chemistry.”
Joshua is the heavy favourite for this weekend’s bout and is priced at 6.00 to win on points.