‘I’m an Easy Fight for Him’ – Dillian Whyte Entices Deontay Wilder

Published 05/10/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
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)


The heavyweight division is one of the most exciting in the sport right now, and Englishman Dillian Whyte is at the forefront. As the two champions prepare to battle it out for supremacy, ‘The Body Snatcher’ is one of the many challengers waiting patiently for their shot.

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Whyte, who is the current WBC interim champion, is next in line for the title. However, given that Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have signed a deal to face each other, the English heavyweight needs to be active. And he made no secret of his desire to face former champion, Deontay Wilder.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Deontay Wilder looks on during his official weigh-in against Dominic Breazeale at LIU Athletic Center on May 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The 28-2 boxer spoke on the Ringside Toe2Toe podcast and addressed Wilder’s next fight. “He should fight me, actually. That’s who he should fight.” Whyte then explained, “He says I’m an easy fight, I’m a nobody, he says I’m a peasant, he throws rotten tomatoes at peasants so he should fight me, you know.”

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This comment showed Whyte’s desire to face the former champion. He then showed his sarcastic side and enticed ‘The Bronze Bomber.’ “Obviously, I’m an easy fight, I’m a comeback fight. I’m not a world champion, you know. I’m not even top five in the world. So I’m an easy fight for him. He should fight me. I would love for him to fight me next, you know.”

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Should Deontay Wilder fight Dillian Whyte next?

These comments came because of the recent footage of Wilder back in training. The former champion has not fought since his defeat to Fury, and thus, is in search of an opponent. So does it make sense to fight Dillian Whyte?

The two heavyweights have a history, with both sides engaging in a war of words. Moreover, Whyte has called for this fight for the best part of three years now. However, the American never entertained him and fulfilled his mandatory obligations.

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)

Now, the situation is very different. Wilder needs a higher-ranked opponent to work his way back to a title shot. Hence, as Whyte holds the WBC interim belt, if Wilder can beat ‘The Body Snatcher’, he will get a direct shot at his old title.

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Therefore, it makes sense in theory for ‘The Bronze Bomber’ to fight Whyte. It will be interesting to see how it pans out.

What do you make of these comments from Dillian Whyte? Do you think Wilder should fight him?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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