Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte has his sights set on a potential clash opposing former 11-time WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder.
While Wilder is still trying for his rematch with Tyson Fury, Whyte has another idea. Fury’s camp stated that the rematch clause expired back in October, which is true, and really, we don’t need to see that fight again. Not now anyway, we know what will happen.
However, do not know how a bout between Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder would go. They’re both giant heavyweight finishers.
Wilder did mention that if his trilogy with Fury doesn’t happen next, he would accept other opponents, and Whyte was one of the names he mentioned.
Whyte had the following to say to Sky Sports on a potential match up with Wilder:
“I would love to smash Deontay Wilder’s face in. It’s one of those fights where I would be very charged up. I would go out in the first round and just get going after him.
“It is frustrating, but it’s still a big name. He’s one of the top guys and I would love to fight him. He has to be serious. We offered him six, seven million dollars once and he turned it down when he was making one million dollars to fight Luis Ortiz. How serious is he?
“When people mention Deontay Wilder’s name to me, I just get stressed. It’s crazy, because once again someone else wants to fight me. Parker didn’t want to fight me when he had the title. I tried to fight him, no. Lucas Browne, I tried to fight him, no.
“All of these guys. Deontay Wilder, I tried to fight him when he was champion, no. Now they’ve all lost, they want to fight me after. Luis Ortiz, I tried to fight Luis Ortiz three or four times, no. Povetkin, I tried to fight him three or four times before, no.
“But when they’re in a bad position, they want to fight me now because it’s a win-win for them. If they lose, they get paid well, if they win, they’re back in the frame. These guys have got no respect.”
This is a very sensible match up to make, especially in the first quarter of 2021. Whyte, like Wilder, is coming off a defeat, and Whyte, like Wilder, was finished in that defeat.
Wilder of course was TKO’d by Tyson Fury in round seven earlier this year in February, and Dillian Whyte was TKO’d by Alexander Povetkin in round five back in August.
Wilder would come into the bout with a record of 42-1-1, including 41 knockouts, and Whyte would come in with a record of 27-2, including 18 knockouts.
Wilder stands 6’7” and boasts a whopping 83” reach, while Whyte stands 6’4” and has a 78” reach.
Who wins this epic heavyweight showcase, should it happen next?