“I Would Love to Smash Deontay Wilder’s Face”- Dillian Whyte Issues a Stern Warning

Published 01/05/2021, 12:43 PM EST
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)


Former WBC Interim champion Dillian Whyte said he would love to smash Deontay Wilder’s face after the latter had expressed a desire to fight him a few months back.

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Following Wilder’s WBC title loss to Tyson Fury, he was searching for valid contenders to regain his dominance. In a pool full of big names, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ saw Dillian Whyte as a possible contender and vowed to fight him.

However, ‘The Body Snatcher’ didn’t want to be a mere option and wanted a legitimate fight at this stage. He lost his WBC Interim crown to Alexander Povetkin and is now waiting for a rematch. That said, he is still open to fighting Wilder but claimed being stressed by his name.

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Dillian Whyte connected with Sky Sports to discuss several things regarding his current situation. While Wilder’s name popped up in the interaction, Whyte couldn’t stop himself from lashing out at him.

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)

‘The Body Snatcher’ said, “I just get stressed when I hear his name. I just get stressed. When People mentions Deontay Wilder’s name to me, I just get stressed. I get so stressed out, it’s crazy because once again someone else wants to fight me because they ain’t got no (opponents). Parker didn’t want to fight me at the time, I tried to fight him, No.”

But Wilder wasn’t the only one to have avoided Whyte. The Brit heavyweight put out a long list of boxers who avoided him but later wanted the fight to regain their relevancy.

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According to Whyte, Joseph Parker, Lucas Brown, Luis Ortiz and Alexander Povetkin did the same by avoiding a clash with him back in the days.

He continued, “Lucas Brown- I tried to fight him, No. All of these guys you know, Deontay Wilder- I tried to fight him when he was a champion, No.”

“Now they have all lost, they wanna fight me after, you know. Luis Ortiz- I tied to fight Luis Ortiz three-four times, No. Povetkin- I tried to fight him 3-4 times before, No. But when they are in a bad position, they want to fight me now.”

Meanwhile, if Wilder comes with a proper challenge and offers a fight, Whyte claims to accept it. Akin to Wilder, Whyte also horrifically lost his last fight. So, it makes sense to pose them against each other.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Deontay Wilder looks at the crowd and celebrates after knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round during their bout for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

“I would love to smash Deontay Wilder’s face,” said Whyte.

But he will have to surpass Povetkin primarily as the two are touted for the rematch. After the fight, he can settle the dust with Wilder in an epic heavyweight blockbuster.

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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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