Hearn: Whyte Doesn’t Have Wilder-Fury Value
With Anthony Joshua passing up a fight with Dillian Whyte in-favor of a debut in the United States against Jarrell Miller, Eddie Hearn feels Whyte is overvaluing himself.
“I think with Dillian, he believes he represents the same value as Wilder and [Tyson] Fury,” Hearn said of one of the fighter’s in his Matchroom Boxing Stable.
“Dillian is backing himself to get to that level of Fury and Wilder by continuing to build, where he’s gone from the past year, he’s right up there in terms of profile right now.
“But he’s probably fourth behind AJ, Fury and Wilder.”
Hearn defended the move to bypass an anticipated rematch between Whyte and Joshua, claiming fighting Miller at Madison Square Garden is to establish the unified world heavyweight champion as a global superstar.
“Our strategy to bring Joshua to the U.S has come early, we thought it would be later,” he said.
“But at the moment we can’t deliver the UK fans the fight they want, so we’ll box an American in his back yard.
“Once these Americans see Anthony Joshua in the ring and out of the ring he’s going to be a massive, massive star over there.”
Initial Report: The Daily Star