REPORTS: Deontay Wilder Could Fight the Winner of Povetkin vs Whyte 2

Published 01/24/2021, 12:45 PM EST


Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte are ready to collide with each other on March 6th. The duo will fight for the WBC interim belt that’ll land either of the two for a title shot.

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But as the fight is on cards in the WBC heavyweight roster, the former WBC champ Deontay Wilder automatically comes into the picture for the same.

Wilder has remained out of action for a year now. But in the latest WBC heavyweight rankings, the ‘Bronze Bomber’ grabbed the #1 spot. This just bolsters his chances at the title yet again.

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That said, the winner of Povetkin vs Whyte might have to take one more stride to challenge the current WBC champion, Tyson Fury, for a title shot.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder stands in the ring before the start of his title fight against Luis Ortiz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder retained his title with a seventh-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

The WBC top-management team will meet soon in order to discuss this concern. Because Wilder has been a top-graded heavyweight for more than a decade.

Even though in his previous outing, he succumbed to a brutal TKO loss to the ‘Gypsy King’, the organization doesn’t want to rub off his accomplishments for that one loss.

But this news won’t quite fascinate Whyte or Povetkin; especially Whyte, who waited so long for an opportunity at the title.

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Can Deontay Wilder reclaim his heavyweight throne?

Wilder has had one of the most colossal careers in boxing. Over the course of his run, the ‘Bronze Bomber’ dismantled his opponents with vicious power. However, his rematch with Tyson Fury didn’t quite go his way and he suffered his first career loss.

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However, the Alabama native has left his dreadful loss in the past and is focused on the future. He spends countless hours in the gym to rectify his mistakes and make a comeback watch-worthy.

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)

With the discussions about Wilder’s title-shot gaining traction, his aspirations to regain his throne don’t seem far-fetched. The 35-year-old will look to avoid any blunders this time and crush his opponents the way he’s done until now.

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Should Wilder get the winner of Povetkin vs Whyte?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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