What’s Next For Dillian Whyte?

Published 03/28/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Dillian Whyte reacts to victory over Mariusz Wach after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The ‘Body Snatcher’ Dillian Whyte put up his career-best performance in the Alexander Povetkin rematch. The Brit battered Povetkin to the pulp and claimed a sensational T/KO win. Whyte was under terrific pressure coming into this bout, but he kept himself collected and composed to add a gratifying win to his resume.

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That said, the 32-year-old has now opened himself up for even bigger fights/opponents in the big men’s division. Moreover, he’s already getting lined up for a much-awaited matchup against none other than Deontay Wilder.

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 03: Deontay Wilder is tended to in his corner against Luis Ortiz during their WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at Barclays Center on March 3, 2018 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Wilder hasn’t fought ever since his brutal loss to the ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury. And with the current bout alignment, it looks like no one better than Dillian Whyte can welcome ‘The Bronze Bomber’ back to heavyweight boxing.

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A matchup between the two will unquestionably intrigue the sport’s hardcore fans. Both pugilists are desperate to claim a shot towards the ultimate heavyweight gold. However, only one among the two can go ahead with the same for now.

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Should Dillian Whyte vs Deontay Wilder be immediately booked?

Even after a win against Povetkin, Dillian Whyte won’t directly earn a title shot as Fury and Joshua are yet to collide with each other. The pair will determine the undisputed king of the heavyweights later this year. And meanwhile, Whyte and Wilder can touch gloves with each other to make themselves viable for a title shot.

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Whyte has improved to 28 wins now, and he’s ecstatic to take paramount challenges in his extensive career from here on. Despite being at his career prime, the ‘Body Snatcher’ cannot underestimate the ex-champ, Wilder.

The Alabama native has crushing knockout power and has annihilated everyone except Tyson Fury. With his stern skill sets and experience, Wilder can unquestionably provide Dillian Whyte a rugged test.

It will be interesting to see how their promotions iron out all the possibilities to stage this fight in the mightiest way.

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Who will you be rooting for between Whyte and Wilder?

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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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