Deontay Wilder has been completely out of sorts, since his loss to Tyson Fury in February 2020, which was his first ever loss in his glorious boxing career. Giving a plethora of excuses, right from claiming that his water was spiked by his trainer to the heavy ring walk costume, Wilder hasn’t been in a proper state of mind since that night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. There has also been a severe unrest in his team, especially after the firing of his trainer Mark Breland, with a huge question of who his next opponent will be largely looming.
Speaking about this in an interview with SkySports, Matchroom Boxing CEO and boxing promoter Eddie Hearn claimed that a bout with Dillian Whyte awaits for the ‘Bronze Bomber‘, if Whyte manages to beat Alexander Povetkin in the upcoming rematch, adding that he would ‘love to make that fight’.
‘First things first is March 6 for Dillian Whyte‘ – Eddie Hearn
Eddie Hearn was quoted as saying, “I think there’s a lot of unrest in that team. Obviously Mark Breland and Jay Deas and Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon, the old saying, ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’. Sometimes a massive team of people that actually aren’t all on the same boat can be a disaster. I think in that team now, it’s so disjointed and fragmented, that I don’t know what they’re going to do. I’ll let them sort out their problems. Hope to see Wilder in the ring. Good fighter, great for the sport of boxing, so let’s see these fights. [via SkySports]
Speaking about the possible fight with Dillian Whyte, Hearn said, “First things first is March 6 for Dillian Whyte. If he loses that, then he can forget fighting Deontay Wilder, and he can forget fighting for a world championship, so he must win that fight. For me, outside of AJ against Fury, Whyte-Wilder remains one of the biggest fights in boxing. I would love to make that fight. I think Deontay Wilder needs to get back in the ring. I certainly wouldn’t be looking to put him in with Dillian Whyte straight off the bat. He needs a fight in my opinion. Presumably he’s going to be working with a new team of trainers.” [via SkySports]
Dillian Whyte takes on Alexander Povetkin on the 6th of March, in a rematch at the SSE Arena in London, having previously lost to the Russian via knockout, last year. If Whyte manages to beat Povetkin, a fight against Wilder is very much on the cards!