Dillian Whyte to Be Offered Names Like Andy Ruiz Jr. and Deontay Wilder Says Eddie Hearn

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December 16, 2020 4:29 pm

It seems like things are getting exciting in the heavyweight division. Dillian Whyte was set to take on Alexander Povetkin for the interim WBC heavyweight championship next year. However, in order to stay active, he could opt to take on a different boxer. The Russian veteran stated that he is not ready for the anticipated bout as yet.

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)

Dillian Whyte suffered a shocking KO loss to the 41-year-old Russian boxer. Subsequently, they were booked in a rematch. However, the fight was called off after Povetkin tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus. While a rematch was targeted for January 2021, it seems like that won’t be the case. According to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, Dillian Whyte is looking at other options.

Andy Ruiz Jr. has not stepped inside the squared circle ever since his unanimous decision loss to Anthony Joshua. The former unified heavyweight champion will look to make a promising return against a huge name. Needless to say, Dillian Whyte is a pivotal figure in the sport. A fight between the two would serve as an unexpected treat to boxing fans all over the world.

Who should Dillian Whyte fight next?

Deontay Wilder is looking at a rematch against Tyson Fury. However, according to Eddie Hearn, Fury’s next bout is likely going to be an undisputed heavyweight championship clash against Anthony Joshua. Only time will tell what lies ahead for ‘The Bronze Bomber’. He too could be an interesting opponent for ‘The Body Snatcher’.

On the other side, Luis Ortiz is also an interesting option. The Cuban boxer continues to prove his mettle inside the ring, having only lost to Wilder on two occasions in his professional career.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Derek Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Whatever the case may be, it will be interesting to see Dillian Whyte take on any of these heavyweight boxers should the opportunity arise. Whyte is a remarkable boxer. He has repeatedly proved why he is one of the best boxers in the division right now.

Additionally, with the interim strap wrapped around Povetkin’s waist, it will be highly unlikely that ‘The Body Snatcher’ will forego a rematch for his belt that easily.

However, a case can be made that either of these boxers might look to fight for the interim strap in order for them to get a title shot against the winner of a possible Joshua vs Fury next year.

Nikhil Chauhan

I low-key like Dana White and his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am not a fan of super fights. Always up for a chat related to UFC, I am a passionate filmmaker.

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