It looks like talks about a possible bout between Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder is heating up, as Matchroom Boxing CEO and promoter Eddie Hearn feels Dillian Whyte might get a shot at the Bronze Bomber, if he is patient. Dillian Whyte has been having a go at Deontay Wilder, of late, as he has been calling out Wilder in a lot of his interviews. Wilder who was uninterested, back in 2017 (his peak), seems interested now, as he suffered a confidence-shattering loss against Tyson Fury. But, before that, Whyte has a championship match to take care of – rematch against Alexander Povetkin for the WBC interim heavyweight title. However, going by the look of things, Whyte vs Wilder might take form.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Eddie Hearn revealed that if Dillian Whyte ‘is patient and beats Povetkin’, the Wilder fight is definitely happening.
‘The focus for Dillian is to beat Povetkin and become mandatory again‘ – Eddie Hearn
Eddie Hearn was quoted as saying, “The focus is AJ against Fury of course, but Dillian Whyte would put himself in that position for a world championship. I love the Deontay Wilder fight. Wilder against Whyte is a fight we’ve talked about a long time. Dillian Whyte called for that fight for about three years and then all of a sudden Deontay Wilder lost, now he’s calling for the Dillian Whyte fight.
Speaking about Dillian Whyte’s match against Povetkin and what a win would mean for Whyte, Hearn said, “The focus for Dillian is to beat Povetkin and become mandatory again, but I can’t help thinking that if he can beat Povetkin on March 6, Whyte against Wilder is massive.”
Do you see Whyte vs Wilder happening?