Hearn Believes Wilder-Whyte Is Inevitable
Following Dillian Whyte’s victory in London on March 24th, promoter Eddie Hearn is certain that the WBC will order a fight between Whyte and world champion Deontay Wilder.
Whyte landed a devastating knockout to Australian challenger Lucas Browne, at London’s O2 Arena to retain his WBC silver heavyweight title and remain the mandatory challenger for Wilder’s world title.
In an article from Boxing Scene, Hearn was confident that the fight would happen, even though there was no timeline from the WBC.
“Dillian can box him in June or July or whenever. [Wilder] may have no choice, because if Mauricio Sulaiman orders the mandatory…. he boxed Stiverne which was an outstanding mandatory, but at some point in 2018 the WBC is going to call the mandatory,” Hearn said.
“We’re offering him $3 million dollars, plus U.S. TV [money], which [all together] is around $4 million. I reckon that he made about $2.5 million against Ortiz. But this week is going to be fun, because Wilder is coming to Cardiff and Dillian is coming to Cardiff, and there will be 80,000 people.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene