Anthony Joshua booed by London crowd as he discusses next opponent

ANTHONY JOSHUA was booed by the O2 Arena crowd as he discussed his next opponent.

AJ stepped into the ring with a microphone after Dillian Whyte’s brutal knockout of Dereck Chisora.

Anthony Joshua was booed by the O2 Arena crowd as he discussed his next opponent
Anthony Joshua was booed by the O2 Arena crowd as he discussed his next opponent
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The heavyweight world champion was ringside for Sky Sports Box Office
The heavyweight world champion was ringside for Sky Sports Box Office
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Whyte called out the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight champion for a rematch next year with the Brixton-born fighter desperate for a shot at the big time again.

But Watford’s Joshua – who was ringside for the fight with Sky Sports Box Office – refused to commit.

AJ said: “Dillian, let’s forget about that first fight, it was a good fight back then, let’s go again.

“If No1 and No2 are not available, I will do Dillian.

Dillian Whyte knocked-out Dereck Chisora in the 11th round after another blistering bout
Dillian Whyte knocked-out Dereck Chisora in the 11th round after another blistering bout
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He then called out AJ for a rematch so he can have a shot at the world title belts
He then called out AJ for a rematch so he can have a shot at the world title belts
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“If anyone deserves it, it is Dillian. If it is not Wilder would fans want me to fight Dillian Whyte.

“If I cannot get Deontay Wilder, he is my target, then it will be Dillian Whyte.”

Clearly Joshua wants to unify the heavyweight division by taking on WBC champion Wilder.

The Bronze Bomber kept hold of his belt earlier in December after his pulsating draw with Tyson Fury.

Joshua is determined to unify the heavyweight division by taking on Deontay Wilder
Joshua is determined to unify the heavyweight division by taking on Deontay Wilder
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Wilder kept hold of his WBC title after his thrilling draw with Tyson Fury earlier in December
Wilder kept hold of his WBC title after his thrilling draw with Tyson Fury earlier in December
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But the London crowd were unhappy that Joshua avoided another fight with Whyte, whose savage left hook left Chisora sprawled out on the canvas in the 11th round.

Joshua and Whyte met at the O2 three years ago with AJ landing a seventh-round knockout.

Eddie Hearn represents both fighters and has already booked AJ in at Wembley for April 13 – but his opponent is yet to be confirmed.

The unpopular promoter was teased by Joshua when the champ asked for a round of applause for Hearn in the ring which was unsurprisingly met with boos.

But Hearn then said it is a case of “when” not “if” Joshua and Whyte fight again.

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