Dillian Whyte Questions Deontay Wilder’s Desire to Fight Again: ‘If He’s Not Gonna Fight Then What Can I Do?’

Published 03/28/2021, 9:00 AM EDT


The rivalry between Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder seems to have intensified immediately. After an empathic win over Alexander Povetkin, the ‘Body Snatcher’ Dillian Whyte fired wild shots at the former WBC heavyweight king, Deontay Wilder.

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Speaking to Fight Hub TV after his fight, Dillian Whyte said, “Is he ever going to fight again? I’m sure he has no interest just about fighting again…If he’s not gonna fight again, then what can I do?”

Though Whyte seemed optimistic about fighting the ‘Bronze Bomber’, he simultaneously felt that the Alabama native won’t come back to the sport after his loss to Tyson Fury.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Referee Kenny Bayless sends Deontay Wilder to his corner during the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Tyson Fury on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

In a rematch with Tyson Fury, nothing went in Wilder’s favor from round 1 of the fight. ‘Gypsy King’ walked his opponent down and overpowered him with gigantic hits to the face and body. Wilder couldn’t revert with his colossal right hands as Fury employed his slick movement to stay out of range.

Wilder has been away from the sport for over a year and there’s still no official news from his corner pertaining to his return fight and its timeline.

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Is Dillian Whyte an ideal contender or Deontay Wilder?

Wilder has expressed his interest in booking the Tyson Fury trilogy fight quite often, but the latter has moved to fight for the undisputed heavyweight title. Citing the same, Wilder will have to box anyone else in the line, and no one better than the ‘Body Snatcher’ can provide him a sublime welcome to the game.

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Both Wilder and Whyte rank among the most intimidating heavyweight faces and are tailormade elite opponents for each other considering the landscape of the division.

Fans are already hoping to see the big men take each other on later this year.

What do you make of Whyte’s comments on Wilder? Do you envision Wilder coming back to the sport?

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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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