Joshua (14-0, 14 KO) and Whyte (16-0, 13 KO) fought eachother in 2009 during their amateur days, with the 'Body Snatcher' Whyte emerging victorious by unanimous decision after flooring his rival earlier in the fight.
Back then, Whyte was often viewed as the "next big thing" by the British boxing fans after his highly impressive amateur career, albeit, not as impressive as Joshua's, but still very good.
Joshua was undoubtedly still ripe and fairly experienced though; it was his first year of boxing itself and the Londoner was just barely getting his feet on the ground.
After serving his two-year ban from the sport, Dillian Whyte returned to action on November 21 where he claimed a fourth-round stoppage win.
The next month, an ambitious Whyte extended his unblemished record to 12-0 with Kamil Sokolowski falling victim to his devastating power. Ever since his comeback - Whyte has knocked out each opponent he has faced - but why does he still need to improve in order to repeat what he has already done?
Despite that, there are still slight weaknesses in his game, and if the 27-year old fails to amend them, Joshua will exploit, dissect and destroy on December 12.
Whyte, to many, looked slightly out of shape against American Brian Minto where he picked up a far from convincing knockout win, and in that fight he lacked the sharpness that will undoubtedly be required if he is to stand even a small chance of derailing the Joshua hype train.
Joshua has shown his major talents on the offense side of fighting, but it's also quite hard to land clean as he has quick reflexes and tends to use his own speed to duck and then counter punches. It would be a fairly obvious statement to say Joshua would blast out Brian Minto inside a round, considering the latter's recklessness on the inside.
Still, though, Whyte continued to get tagged by Minto due to his own defensive lapses and failed to catch him with the fight-finishing shots after he left himself wide open on numerous occasions.
Whether it was the lackluster opposition he was facing or another issue, Whyte must improve his speed, reflexes and own defense if he wants to take Anthony Joshua past a single round.
As seen in one of Joshua's fights against Raphael Zumbano Love, the latter was brutally punished for his lazy jab and tentative attitude during the fight. Prodding with the jab, Love was sent crashing to the canvas by a one-two from Joshua that he never saw coming. Almost the same with Gary Cornish, but despite the Scot on this occasion fighting with a well-known solid jab, it was eventually sussed out by Joshua who ducked and countered with a devastating right hand.
Whether he can pull it off is another matter.