Here’s How Eddie Hearn Could Jeopardize Dillian Whyte’s Shot at Undisputed Belt

Published 01/19/2021, 7:24 AM CST


Britain’s heavyweight combatant, Dillian Whyte, will rematch his rival Alexander Povetkin on March 6. This fight is for the WBC interim title, wherein both the fighters will be hungry to put on a performance. Whyte craved for this rematch for long and he’s finally in line for the same.

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However, Whyte’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, believes there’s an even bigger fight for him in the form of Deontay Wilder.

Talking to Sky Sports, Hearn laid out his notions on the Whyte vs Wilder fight.

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I love the Deontay Wilder fight,” he said.

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.”

Wilder hasn’t fought for a year now and is already looking for a contender to bag his title shot.

But on the flip side, ‘The Body Snatcher’ has earned a massive pot of gold fight against Povetkin. He’ll look forward to employing his best skill sets in this rematch, as it will land him up straight for the ultimate WBC strap.

Hearn even hinted that if Whyte’s title shot is fetched even after a win, he might face his long-time nemesis, Deontay Wilder. A fight with ‘Bronze Bomber’ can bring in a huge paycheck for Whyte. But at the akin time, it can distance the Brit boxer from his dream for a title-fight. Further, a bout with Wilder will only land him up for a title shot, which the Povetkin fight already offers.

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Should Dillian Whyte accept a Deontay Wilder fight after Povetkin?

Dillian Whyte got brutally knocked out by Povetkin in their first contest. After much speculations, he finally got aligned with the Russian for a rematch. If he wins, this fight will take the ‘Body Snatcher’ just a stride away from his desire of achieving the gold.

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However, if he wins the Povetkin bout and loses against the ‘Bronze Bomber’ next. There is every chance in the world that he’ll get capped off from his title shot.

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)

With his current run in the sport, Whyte should look to capitalize on his hard-earned rematch and wait for a title shot until the Fury vs Joshua fight.

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What do you make of Eddie Hearn’s aforementioned statements? Should Whyte take the Deontay Wilder fight after Povetkin?

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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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