Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte will renew their bitter rivalry next month as they face each other again eight years on from their last fight.
Joshua knocked out Whyte in the seventh round of that clash to win the British heavyweight title and that sent him on his way to becoming a two-time world champion.
However, AJ’s circumstances are now different as he continues to rebuild his reputation in the sport following defeats to Oleksandr Usyk.
The 33-year-old returned to the ring in April, beating Jermaine Franklin by unanimous decision and he has now selected Whyte as his next opponent.
‘The Body Snatcher’ experienced his first career loss to Joshua in 2015 and he now has the chance to get revenge on his rival by derailing his comeback.
If AJ loses, he will miss out on the opportunity to fight Deontay Wilder, with that bout ‘locked in’ for December but only if he wins this rematch.
Joshua vs Whyte 2: Date and start time
This huge clash will take on Saturday, August 12 at The O2 Arena in London.
The start time for fight night is yet to be officially announced, but undercard action will likely start at approximately 6pm.
And then the ring-walks for the main event can be expected at around 10pm.
Joshua vs Whyte 2: talkSPORT coverage
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Joshua vs Whyte 2: Undercard
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- MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte
Joshua vs Whyte 2: What has been said?
Joshua has accused talkSPORT of favouring Tyson Fury over him.
“Let me ask you a question, when everyone’s favourite at talkSPORT [Fury] fought Otto Wallin over 12 rounds and bust his eye open no one complained,” Joshua said.
“Anthony Joshua goes 12 rounds with Jermaine Franklin and it’s like, ‘arrgghhhh, what’s happened to the heavyweight division?’ Why is that? What is the problem with me going 12 rounds?
“It just makes me curious, hence why I asked the question, why do you think it is?
“Where one does it versus another but you can clearly see that there’s two different comparisons. It makes me wonder why, but anyway, moving on!”
Having come face-to-face at the press conference, AJ also insisted that he doesn’t consider Whyte a rival.
“I don’t really look at Dillian as a rival, just another body really,” Joshua said.
“They’ve got a lot of hate for me. A lot of people hate on me.”
Whyte said of facing Joshua again: “I just prepare for the best version of him.
“I have the power to take anyone out. I’m focusing on the victory. Knockout comes, it comes. I am a dog and am always looking to bite.”
Joshua vs Whyte on talkSPORT
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Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte is live on talkSPORT – the home of boxing – on 12 August