Dillian Whyte says he would fight Anthony Joshua ‘for less money’ with the heavyweight the leading name to face his British rival next… if he can beat Jermaine Franklin
British heavyweight Dillian Whyte has revealed he would be willing to fight Anthony Joshua for ‘less money’, as he claims ‘sparks fly’ every time the pair come up against one another.
Before he can fight Joshua, Whyte will have to see off the undefeated American Jermaine Franklin when they clash later this month.
Franklin is a relative unknown compared to some of the huge names in heavyweight boxing, but he is undefeated after 21 fights with 14 knockouts, and sits 13th in the WBO heavyweight rankings.
Dillian Whyte is set to fight Jermaine Franklin at Wembley later this month
American heavyweight Franklin is unbeaten from 21 fights to date, with 14 knockouts
Whyte will be coming into the fight in considerably worse form having lost two of his last three fights, and the boxer appears to have one eye on fighting Joshua already.
He told DAZN: ‘I’ll fight Joshua tomorrow. I’ll fight him for less money. Whenever me and him fight, sparks fly. We just want to beat each other up. I’ll fight Joshua even when I’m 60. It’s a fight that will make you me faster, diet better, and make me go to bed at 7 o’clock every day.’
On his upcoming fight with Franklin, Whyte added: ‘He’s the best opponent at the minute. He’s 22-0. It’s very hard to defeat someone that is undefeated. He doesn’t know how to lose. For me, it’s going to be an exciting fight.
Whyte appears to already have one eye on Joshua, but he will need to beat Franklin first
‘He’s very confident. He says he’s going to knock me out and give me a rematch. A lot of people underestimate me. When they’re actually in there with me, then it’s too late.’
He continued: ‘Coming off a loss is a good time to reassess and question things and try and improve a few things. Me and my team felt these changes were needed.
‘My record showed that I fought one dangerous guy are another. I fought guys that no one else wanted to fight.’
Whyte is due to fight Franklin at Wembley Arena on Saturday, 26 November.