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Whyte set to receive contract for Joshua fight

Dillian Whyte is set to receive a contract for the rematch with Anthony Joshua after negotiations resumed on Friday afternoon.

Talks resumed in the wake of Whyte's radio interview, in which he verbally challenged Eddie Hearn over a breakdown in communication regarding the second fight, which is set to be staged at The O2 on August 12.

The Brixton man has indicated he will now take the proposed bout against his British rival - and is open to a 'winner-takes-all' fight.

Whyte has a long-running rivalry with Joshua. He beat AJ as an amateur, before Joshua went on to win an Olympic gold medal at London 2012.

As professionals, they boxed in a wild 2015 British heavyweight title, which Joshua won by seventh-round stoppage.

Joshua ultimately became a unified world champion. After suffering two back-to-back defeats to Oleksandr Usyk, he came back with a win over Jermaine Franklin.

Whyte also rebuilt against Franklin after his 2022 WBC title fight loss to Tyson Fury at Wembley Stadium.

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