3 Opponents are possible for April 13th at Wembley for the next Anthony Joshua fight.
Here are the chances of the following fighters getting that mega fight in my opinion:
- Whyte (60%).
- Miller (30%)
- Wilder (10%).
A few reasons why are here:
- Whyte has had several credible wins and he’s very close to announcing his highly anticipated rematch for Chisora on December 22nd. If Whyte wins that fight and comes away unscathed, it’s safe to say he will fight AJ in April.
- If Whyte loses to Chisora or is injured during the fight and needs time to recover, you can expect Anthony Joshua’s April opponent to be Jarrell Miller
- Both Whyte & Miller are easy to make since both work with Matchroom already.
- The third and least likely opponent is Deontay Wilder. Despite talks beginning now the major road block for the fight would be who airs it? Wilder & Haymon are extremely loyal to Showtime and they would want this fight on Showtime PPV. Whereas DAZN & Eddie would want this fight on their platform in the USA. I don’t think it’s as simple as doing a joint broadcast since they both aren’t premium cable channels, like HBO & Showtime are (and they shared the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight). I just can’t see a joint broadcast between DAZN & Showtime being achieved and that is presuming negotiations can lead to an agreement for Joshua vs Wilder which is also extremely unlikely. I just can’t see that fight happening before 2020.
You can take it to the bank that Whyte will fight AJ in April, provided he beats Chisora & comes out of the fight in good condition. If he doesn’t, Miller will get the monster money fight.