PROMOTER Eddie Hearn says he has made an offer to Dillian Whyte for a rematch with Anthony Joshua this summer.
On Saturday Joshua, who beat Whyte in 2015, posted on social media to say he was unaware of any talks of a rematch.
But Hearn said both men want the fight, and Joshua is also closing in on a deal to face Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia in December.
“Our plan, which we’ve stressed, is for AJ to box on 12 August and in December again against Deontay,” Hearn said.
Speaking to BBC Sport on Monday, Matchroom Boxing’s Hearn added: “The offer was made to Dillian over the weekend. We are waiting for his response to that and we’ll talk today.”
In a heated affair, Joshua, 33, knocked out Whyte in the seventh round of their British title fight to avenge a loss to his rival from their amateur days.
Olympic gold medallist Joshua went on to become a two-time world champion, while Whyte, 36, lost his only world title challenge to Briton Tyson Fury in 2022.
“Dillian has a lot of value in the rematch,” Hearn said. “This is not an opponent for Joshua, but a big fight between two world-class heavyweights and huge British names.
“The negotiations will be difficult but both AJ and Whyte want the fight.”