DILLIAN WHYTE is out for redemption in a pair of rematches against Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.

The British heavyweight returns on Saturday against unbeaten American Jermaine Franklin.

Anthony Joshua beat Dillian Whyte in 2015

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Anthony Joshua beat Dillian Whyte in 2015Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Tyson Fury knocked out Dillian Whyte

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Tyson Fury knocked out Dillian WhyteCredit: Getty

It is his first fight since a knockout loss to Fury in April, failing in his challenge for the WBC title.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has dangled a fight with Joshua, the man who Whyte lost to in 2015, as the reward for the weekend’s winner.

That would fall right into Whyte’s plan, as he looks to secure revenge on Fury and AJ, like he did in his rematch KO against Alexander Povetkin.

Whyte said: “I want to become heavyweight champion of the world, and I’d love to get the opportunity to avenge my two losses.

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“I’ve already avenged one; I’d love to get the opportunity to avenge the other two.”

Joshua, 33, is primed to return early next year having taken a break following consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk, 35.

And Whyte, 34, remains the most likely candidate to welcome his old rival back, should he beat Franklin, 29, at Wembley Arena.

But Hearn named Deontay Wilder, 37, Joe Joyce, 37, and Daniel Dubois, 24, among the other options that lay in await for Whyte.

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He told The Metro: “The winner of the Franklin fight is probably frontrunner to take on Anthony Joshua in the first fight of 2023.

“He wants to fight Deontay Wilder, he would love another crack at Fury, he wants Usyk, Joyce, Dubois.

“You’ve got four or five fights left, really, and he just wants to face all of those guys, but he needs to have a big win against Franklin and he needs to impress and show he has a lot left.”

Dillian Whyte, promoter Eddie Hearn and Jermaine Franklin

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Dillian Whyte, promoter Eddie Hearn and Jermaine FranklinCredit: Getty


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