Eddie Hearn Explains Why Dillian Whyte vs Deontay Wilder Makes Sense

Published 01/16/2021, 10:30 AM EST


Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn wants the former WBC champion Deontay Wilder to lock horns with Dillian Whyte for resurrecting the mandatory title position of the heavyweight division.

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Both Wilder and Whyte have lost their respective belts in their last fights. While Dillian Whyte will butt heads with Alexander Povetkin yet again on March 6th, Deontay Wilder is still looking for a potential opponent.

That said, Eddie Hearn bills ‘The Bronze Bomber’ against ‘The Body Snatcher’ and claims to love the matchup. Matchroom promotion is currently working to settle the heavyweight clash between Fury and Joshua.

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Meanwhile, Hearn doesn’t mind staging another epic heavyweight clash between Wilder and Whyte. Speaking to iFL TV, Hearn said, “I just love te fight.

“I mean, look Dillian (Whyte) wants to get back into the mandatory position and force a shot at the world title. We all know, we are trying Fury against AJ. I just love Dillian against Wilder.”

Hearn also pointed at some facts to validate his desire for the heavyweight clash. Amid all the banter in the past, the Matchroom CEO wants to move on and settle the fight.

Eddie Hearn continued, “One, it’s a great fight. Two, to build up what we are meant to. But for many years, Dillian Whyte was calling out Deontay Wilder.

“Obviously,  Wilder lost now, and he is calling Dillian Whyte out. Forget about all now you want me and then you didn’t, f*** that. Excuse my language, make the fight.”

Deontay Wilder- Will he fight Dillian Whyte for real?

A few months ago, Deontay Wilder wanted to fight Dillian Whyte. However, Whyte might not want to wait longer for the title shot if he gets hold of his mandatory position again.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celerbates knocking out Dereck Chisora as the referee stops the fight after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, a fight against Deontay Wilder will still be special and lucrative. It will also enhance Whyte’s dominance in the heavyweight division if he outpoints Wilder.

So, ‘The Body Snatcher’ can opt for the fight. But he will have to overcome Alexander Povetkin before seeking another challenge at this stage.

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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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