Eddie Hearn: Whyte – Wilder will be massive

Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn believes a potential heavyweight clash between Britain’s Dillian Whyte and former WBC champion Deontay Wilder will be massive for both guys and their careers.

A fight like this should’ve been made years ago when Wilder was still sitting on his throne and Whyte was the mandatory challenger for several years.


“The Body Snatcher” is set to face Russia’s Alexander Povetkin in March in what could very well be a “Fight of the Year” contender. The first meeting between the pair was in August 2020 when Whyte got KO’d in the fifth.

Wilder’s last fight was in February when he got beat up by Tyson Fury. Since then “The Bronze Bomber” is in some kind of denial that he got pretty much destroyed by a better boxer and it seems he won’t be getting a trilogy fight anytime soon.

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“The focus is AJ against Fury of course, but Dillian Whyte would put himself in that position for a world championship,” Hearn told Sky Sports News.

“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.”

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