EXCLUSIVE: No Joshua for Del if he wins, Whyte trilogy needed – Bellew
Tony Bellew has stated he has no interest in Dereck Chisora facing Anthony Joshua should his great friend beat Dillian Whyte this Saturday.
Joshua is on the lookout for his next opponent for scheduled date of April 13th at Wembley Stadium. Rumors are rife the winner of Whyte v Chisora II would be the number one target.
Jarrell Miller is also now in the mix to face Joshua in the United States. Something which a Chisora win would certainly help.
Retired Bellew, for one, doesn’t see Joshua v Chisora as an option for 2019. ‘The Bomber’ wants a decider if the ‘WAR’ man avenges his loss.
“I mean I wouldn’t want to personally see that, I just wouldn’t want to see it,” Bellew exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I think if Del wins, between him and Dillian it will be 1-1. Then the dust needs to be settled.”
Miller came into the mix for ‘AJ’ after trading words on either sides of the microphone in New York for Canelo v Rocky. The two increased interest in the fight, which could take place at Madison Square Garden in the summer.
Chisora, a long time pal of Bellew, is coming off his best career win. Now teamed up with David Haye, his prospects are high moving forward.
This weekend’s rematch takes place at The O2 Arena, but it seems only a Whyte win would potentially breed an encounter with Joshua. This is after Wilder vs. Fury 2 looks likely and Joshua is once again left out of the picture.
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Clearly charged for Chisora to be given the opportunity of a trilogy, Bellew will be an avid viewer on Saturday night.
“If Del Boy does win then I can see another rematch because Dillian is after a world title fight. He would be Deontay Wilder’s mandatory if he wins.
“You just don’t know where its going to go with this one. If Dillian wins he can go anywhere, he’s a big name. If Del Boy wins then it sets up a rubber match with Dillian,” he concluded.
Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller