Dillian Whyte has branded Anthony Joshua’s rematch offer "utterly ridiculous".
Joshua is due to defend his world heavyweight titles at Wembley on April 13 and Whyte moved into pole position by knocking out Dereck Chisora last month.
But he has cast doubt on the fight after opening talks with his bitter rival.
"There’s been a first offer but it is utterly ridiculous,” Whyte talkSPORT. "It’s way less than what I made against Chisora basically.
"It is a ridiculous offer, they’re not serious about the fight, I don’t think they want the fight, I think they just made an offer to cover ground.
"It’s just silly, I’m a pay-per-view fighter now in the UK which I’ve built by myself against all the odds.
"It’s not like I’m a journeyman. I’ve had nine fights since I fought him and won them all in spectacular fashion.
"I don’t think he wants to fight me, there’s easier paydays out there for him and he knows that I will bring problems to his mum’s house, so he don’t want it."
Joshua’s first choice opponent remains Deontay Wilder but talks with his fellow world champion have stalled.
Wilder is expected to instead rematch Tyson Fury whom he fought to a controversial draw in Los Angeles.
Joshua stopped Whyte in the seventh round when they first fought in 2012.
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