Dillian Whyte vs. Deontay Wilder Would Be Tremendous, Says WBC President

Published 04/14/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Dillian Whyte celebrates his sixth round knockout victory over Lucas Browne during their WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


The ongoing tale in the heavyweight division validates a matchup between Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder for the right to challenge the WBC championship. Moreover, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman is also open to staging the fight, citing it as a massive collision in the heavyweight unit.

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Both men have their respective rights to call for a WBC title shot. Ex-champion Deontay Wilder suffered his maiden loss to Tyson Fury in February 2020 and is yet to receive a re-match. Meanwhile, Dillian Whyte’s win over Alexander Povetkin has made him the WBC (Interim) champion. Hence, several confusions got piled up before Sulaiman provided a clear picture.

Speaking with Pro Boxing Fans, the WBC President said, “I believe that a potential fight with Wilder would be tremendous. As you know, the WBC has been waiting and cooperating with everything regarding the heavyweight division. There was an issue with Wilder and Fury third fight. I don’t know the status of that matter legally and a long-awaited supposed Tyson Fury- Joshua fight. 

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That has been heavily advertised as a reality. So we are just waiting, we are using the same flexibility, that we announced we would have since the pandemic begun,” said Mauricio Sulaiman.

He added, “What I can say is that certainly there are many great fights that can be happening and Dillian Whyte is of course in the mix.”

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Whyte and Wilder have also agreed to fight each other verbally several times. So, it might urge the fans to head towards another heavyweight collision. However, the fight can fall off at any point, especially when it is still not official.

As per the WBC Interim champion, Dillian Whyte, Wilder has ducked him several times. Although he is still willing to accept the fight, the ball is in Wilder’s corner at this stage. Following a humiliating defeat to Tyson Fury, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ hasn’t announced or teased his return.

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury is confronted by rival boxer Deontay Wilder after defeating Francesco Pianeta in a heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

He was rumored to return against Charles Martin a few weeks back. However, there have been no developments to the idea. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ needs to return sooner rather than later, and in Dillian Whyte he has a tailor-made opponent to propel himself back to relevancy.

Is Dillian Whyte vs Deontay Wilder the right matchup for the time?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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