A breakdown in negotiations ultimately derailed a potential fight between Wilder and Joshua earlier this year with the former subsequently fighting Tyson Fury as a result of that fight falling through.
Whyte produced a devastating stoppage of Dereck Chisora in the 11th round at London's 02 Arena to further his claims to again fight his rival at Wembley Stadium on April 13, even with Joshua considering abandoning that date to instead fight in America for the first time.
See this this thunderous knockout victory from Whyte in the video at the top of this post. If Deontay Wilder ain't serious and he wants to fight Tyson Fury and doesn't want to become undisputed, you'll get a shot'.
Carl Froch has issued a warning to Anthony Joshua about the overwhelming threat that Dillian Whyte could bring.
Joshua continued: "You know what I found interesting?"
Whyte delivered a concussive conclusion to his rivalry with Dereck Chisora when he KO'd him in the 11th round of their rematch on Saturday night.
"I worked the right hand, rattled him".
There didn't appear to be any love lost between the two fighters but the pair showed tremendous respect for one another after the bout. "If there's anyone that deserves a shot, if it isn't them it's you".
"Right now, it's all about enjoying the holidays, going into the New Year, enjoying the New Year, then getting back at it", he added.
Joshua was on commentary during the fight, and afterwards, the attention swung to him. "We mentioned it to him just and he said he's not really sure about that fight now".
With Whyte in the ascendancy, Chisora had another point docked for an elbow that landed on his foe's chin. I need to keep working hard, winning fights and it will happen.
I want to make my point clear in front of everyone - I'm willing to fight any one of these guys, especially the champion Deontay Wilder. But Chisora's body work came back to haunt him. You go and go until you can't take no more.