Anthony Joshua’s April 13th date at Wembley stadium in London may not be dead just yet after all.
It is understood that scrambles are ongoing behind the scenes to try to save the coveted once a year opportunity to host boxing at the iconic venue and get Joshua a credible opponent for the date.
If it was not possible it is thought that there were back up plans to box Joshua in the US against Jarrell Miller in May or June which no one is really interested in to be fair.
Dillian Whyte however remains the front runner for the date with Joshua on April 13th but had expressed unhappiness with the first offer tabled to him over a week ago.
In the meantime, he went to Las Vegas this past weekend and told the media he was on a fight to fight contract and was discussing opportunities elsewhere and without his current promoter Eddie Hearn of Mathchroom.
Hearn has moved immediately and made sure he’s received a substantial new offer:
That works out at a little over $5.2 million US dollars on today’s currency exchange rates.
Certainly a tasty offer for Whyte.
One would imagine he’ll accept it but kudos to him on the public leverage he showed last weekend in terms of shopping around for his worth.
It clearly had the desired effect on getting the first low ball offer received turned around.