09 Aug

Potential Replacement for White in Joshua's Bout Revealed

The next potential challenger for former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been unveiled, as Dillian Whyte, originally slated to face Joshua on August 12, has been sidelined due to a doping test failure.

Derek Chisora, a fellow British boxer, had been rumored to be the replacement. However, 41-year-old division veteran Gerald Washington has now emerged as another strong contender.

Washington, the American pugilist, confirmed he's been approached for the match-up against the ex-champion.

"We gonna put in some good work. We’re waiting so see what’s going on. We set to fight Chisora [but] I know they gonna need somebody to step in and save the show, man. If they need us we right here, baby. We’re very excited to fight Chisora [but] something against AJ would be spectacular, man … They already reached out to me, man, so we gonna see," said Washington, as reported by Boxing Social.

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To note, Chisora was initially set to face Washington in a preliminary match before the anticipated Joshua-White showdown.