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Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte II announced

Ryan Sidle

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Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte II announced

Anthony Joshua's next opponent has been revealed as Dillian Whyte, with the two British heavyweights going head-to-head at the O2 Arena in London on August 12th.

It will be the second time the pair will meet professionally, after AJ won the vacant British title at the same arena in 2015, with a seventh round stoppage.

The pay-per-view price on DAZN UK has been set at Β£26.99, whilst ticket prices are between Β£40 and Β£800 and will be out from July 7th.

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β€œI’ve been clear that my plan is to be active this year," said Joshua. "August 12 is the date, I’ll be ready to fight. I look forward to dealing with business."

"I’m looking forward to returning to the London O2 on August 12 and going to war,” said Whyte. β€œIt's 1-1 so this is the decider!”

"I can’t quite believe this fight is happening and there was absolutely no stopping either man," said Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn.

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Their first meeting in a professional setting was a tasty affair with Whyte having actually beaten the former two time world heavyweight champion when they were amateurs.

The heavyweight division has been a bit of a dumpster of fights not happening in recent months, since Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk's unification fight fell apart.

Fury had called AJ out for a fight but once again that hasn't actually played out leaving the Londoner looking for an alternative opponent.

There has continued to also be talk of a super show in Saudi Arabia in which Fury and Usyk finally fight and Joshua takes on Deontay Wilder.

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Joshua after flooring Whyte in 2015. Image: Getty
Joshua after flooring Whyte in 2015. Image: Getty

Both men were last in the ring against American Jermain Franklin, with Whyte taking him on in November 2022 and AJ last April.

In the two instances the Brits were expected to do away with Franklin with relative ease but both struggled much more than they should have.

Some believed that Whyte was even lucky to actually get the win as it went to a majority decision on the judges' scorecards.

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Featured Image Credit: Matchroom Boxing/Alamy

Topics:Β Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing

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