The ongoing feud between Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte has come out of nowhere. The heavyweight stalwarts aren’t destined to lock horns anytime sooner. However, they continue to bash and challenge each other on several occasions.
Prior to his rematch against Alexander Povetkin, Dillian Whyte desired to fight Deontay Wilder once again and threatened to push his fists on the former WBC champion’s face. It doesn’t validate an immediate matchup between them, but Whyte has clearly intensified the feud for all the obvious reasons.
Speaking with iFL TV, ‘The Body Snatcher’ said, “I would love to push these (fists) into Wilder’s face. I never pushed these into his face you know. But I would love to push one of these into his face, but it is what it is, man.”
Keeping Wilder in mind, Whyte primarily wants to focus on his dream to grab the WBC world title, which is currently held by Tyson Fury. After that, he doesn’t mind trading punches with ‘The Bronze Bomber’.
Whyte continued, “I would love to beat the gap for beating him up sick, but you know we have got to think business-wise and be smart and obviously I have worked a lot for the WBC world title. So, that’s what I am focussing, you know.”
Meanwhile, Whyte is coming off from a horrific KO loss against Alexander Povetkin, which detached him from the WBC mandatory sport. He is slated to go up against the Russian yet again on March 6th and has the perfect opportunity to re-enter the title ride by beating his Russian adversary.
If Whyte wins the upcoming fight against Povetkin, it still doesn’t ensure a matchup with Wilder. Following his WBC title loss against Fury, Wilder hasn’t confirmed his next fight.
That said, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury can fight this year to unify all the heavyweight straps. After that, Whyte can be the mandatory WBC contender. But Usyk also holds the WBO mandatory spot.
So, Whyte may not want to fight Wilder without a title, rather than entering the heavyweight championship mix alongside other elites of the active roster.
Do you think Deontay Wilder will chase Dillian Whyte down the line?