Wilder Wouldn’t Fight Whyte Without Joshua Agreement

Following his win over Joseph Parker, many saw Dillian Whyte automatically in the mix for a title shot against either Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder.

According to Deontay Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel, Whyte doesn’t get a chance at the WBC title unless Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn brings an Anthony Joshua offer to the table.

Wilder has made it clear to Finkel that no Matchroom fighter will be considered by Wilder until a unification fight is signed.

“As far as Eddie making offers to us (for Dillian Whyte or even Dereck Chisora), it’s not even worth dignifying,” Finkel exclusively told World Boxing News.

“If you want to be in business and you want to get something done, pick up a phone or meet in person and get it done.

“We laughed the other night (Sunday) at Eddie’s offers because he also sent it to Deontay and we believe it’s a joke.”

In regards to the possibility of Whyte jumping over Wilder in a clash against Joshua, Finkel told World Boxing News that, “if they want to fight Dillian Whyte who almost got knocked out by Joseph Parker in the last round, and if there was another round he probably would have, go do it! Do you want to fight Jarrell Miller? – Go do it!

“With all the bull**** they talk about, with Dillian Whyte this and Dillian Whyte that, they don’t mention the fact he was supposed to fight Luis Ortiz and he backed out.

“The bottom line is, we won’t be discussing anything regarding Dillian Whyte unless the Anthony Joshua fight gets made first,” he added.

Wilder’s focus has shifted towards a clash later this year against Tyson Fury, but hopes that if he defeats the “Gypsy King,” he will get his crack at Joshua on April 13th at Wembley Stadium.


Initial Post: World Boxing News

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