Quote: Deontay Wilder vs. Dillian Whyte Would Be Massive
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn sees substantial potential in a heavyweight tilt between Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte.
Wilder is the former WBC Heavyweight Champion. He lost the title back in February 2020 when he suffered a seventh-round TKO loss to Tyson Fury. As for Whyte, he lost the interim WBC Heavyweight gold when he was stopped by Alexander Povetkin. Whyte is set for a rematch against Povetkin on March 6.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn said he thinks Wilder vs. Whyte would be huge for the heavyweight division.
“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.
“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.”
Wilder has been trying to get a trilogy fight with Fury. Wilder claims his rematch clause is still in effect but Fury’s team says it has expired. “The Bronze Bomber” has planned to take legal action if Fury vs. Anthony Joshua happens next but it appears Hearn and Top Rank’s Bob Arum aren’t concerned.