Anthony Joshua has denied any knowledge of talks to fight Dillian Whyte in a rematch in August.
With attempts to revive a showdown with Tyson Fury seemingly falling by the wayside again, two-time heavyweight champion Joshua is now likely to fight in August before taking on Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia at the end of the year.
Whyte is the front runner for that summer bout, with Eddie Hearn revealing this week discussions are underway with the Brixton heavyweight for a rematch following their 2015 clash.
‘AJ wants to fight in August. We’ve got offers being presented to him [Dillian Whyte] today,’ Hearn told IFL TV earlier this week.
‘He’s going to want probably more money than the offer will be, and then we go from there.
‘Hopefully, we can deliver a deal for Dillian that he’s pleased with and wants to fight and wants the opportunity, but obviously, he’s gonna have his demands as well.
‘We need the fight announced in the next two to the weeks, but maybe even sooner. We’re not limited to Dilian Whyte but I think it’s a great fight.’
But in a now deleted Instagram post, Joshua wrote: ‘I don’t know about any talks to fight Dillian Whyte.’
He added: ‘Every day, AJ this AJ that, AJ’s hairline’s going way back but I’ll still f**k your girl go retweet that.’
The second part of Joshua’s post appeared to be a reference to 2015 freestyle track WickedSkengMan 4 from rapper Stormzy.
A follow-up post from Joshua also featured the video from WickedSkengMan 4, captioned with ‘AJs this, AJ’s that. AJ says: F**k off.’
Stormzy had a huge role to play in the first fight between the British rivals, bringing out Joshua with his 2015 hit ‘Shut Up’.
Whyte issued a response to Joshua’s social media activity on Saturday morning, writing on Twitter: ‘How’s about you stop being a bitch and let’s make the fight you f*****g weird guy, always talking s**t tweeting stuff then deleting be a man you little b***h.’
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