On Saturday night, Whyte returned to the win column with a TKO win over Alexander Povetkin to become the interim WBC heavyweight champion. With the win, Whyte will have a big fight next and Wilder appears to be the top of mind for Hearn.
“We called for the Deontay Wilder fight for a long, long time,” Hearn told Sky Sports Box Office post-fight (via Metro). “He actually DM’d Dillian Whyte had told him he will never ever give you that fight. Now, he got knocked out [against Fury] and he’s calling for a fight with Dillian Whyte. For me, that’s a stadium fight, that’s a colossal fight. ‘But that was a lot of pressure tonight. I’d like to get him out quickly in the summer and maybe go over to the States and have a big fight as well.
“The ultimate aim is always for Dillian Whyte to challenge for the heavyweight title,” Hearn continued. “Everyone knows he is a handful for anyone in the division. Tonight was about getting his career back on track coming back from that knockout. He manhandled Povetkin tonight, he battered him from pillar to post. Now, we regroup and go again. the aim remains the same for Dillian Whyte, to get a shot at the world championship.”
Whether or not Deontay Wilder will fight Dillian Whyte next is uncertain. However, it would be a massive fight and the winner could very well be in line to face the winner of Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua in 2022. Wilder has been after the Fury trilogy and if he can rebound and beat Whyte, especially by stoppage, it would be hard to deny him that shpt.
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