BREAKING: Dillian Whyte Willing to Take Tyson Fury’s Place and Fight Deontay Wilder on July 24

Published 07/09/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Dereck Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The much-awaited trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder may not take place on July 24. This is because ‘The Gypsy King’ and a few members of his team reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Now, this has left Wilder and his team stunned because they were ready to roar inside the ring with their newly developed skills.

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However, Wilder is not short of bagging stern opponents. That said, the WBC interim heavyweight champ, Dillian Whyte, has come to the rescue. He’s willing to fight ‘The Bronze Bomber’ on July 24th.

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Whyte, who was in search of a big bout for a long time, has paramount aspirations to fight for the world title one day. Furthermore, he is the WBC mandatory and can slide in easily.

Recently, ‘The Body Snatcher’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, revealed that the Brit is ready to fight Wilder if Tyson Fury couldn’t make it on July 24th.

Though the fight between Wilder and Fury is still not postponed, it predominantly might get shifted to a new date as Tyson Fury and his team will need some time to regain their old momentum.

It remains to be seen if Dillian Whyte gets his wish, or is resigned to sitting on the sidelines for an indefinite period of time.

Is Dillian Whyte putting himself in a vulnerable spot by going for a fight against Deontay Wilder?

After much rigmarole and efforts, Whyte became the WBC interim heavyweight champ. He has a powerful urge to fight for the world title, but at the moment, Deontay Wilder doesn’t hold any belts. Moreover, ‘The Bronze Bomber’, who seems better than his old version, is looking to overpower any and every opponent thrown at him.

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DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Dillian Whyte reacts to victory over Mariusz Wach after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Considering that, if Whyte ends up boxing and losing to Wilder, he’ll give away the hard-earned interim strap and lose his shot at a world title fight. However, his confidence is telling.

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It’ll be interesting to see what Whyte and his team come up with in the next few days. Do you see Deontay Wilder vs Dillian Whyte going ahead?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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