After literally saving his career with a win against Alexander Povetkin, Dillian Whyte is once again a hit fighter in the world of professional boxing. Although he will certainly not fight for one of the elite titles this year, he has several exciting options ahead of him.
Their manager Eddie Hearn spoke about them on the AK & Barak show, revealing that the third match against Alexander Povetkin is not an option and that the story ended with a knockout in Gibraltar. In fact, he believes the great Russian boxer is about to retire.
"He has given so much to this sport and has been in some amazing fights. I don't think he can get to the world title anymore, and that's why Povetkin was still in this game." "He made a lot of money and has great memories.
But it seems to me that he no longer has the ambition to build a path to the world title from the beginning and I think we have seen everything from him." "He is a very strong and proud man. He shocked us at Fight Camp"- Hearn said He wants to take him "across the pond", that is, to present him in America, where he is increasingly building the brand of his Matchroom Boxing.
His idea was a match against Deontay Wilder, but the mention of it led to the first problem. Of course, as usual in boxing at this level, the problem is in the income, that is, what would be the distribution of fees between boxers, where Wilder would certainly ask him to be "A side"
"None of them are world champions so I don't see any standard by which we should determine earnings. We need Deontay Wilder back in the ring. The heavyweight is better with him than without him."
"Dillian Whyte can be paired with anyone but a match against Wilder would be something special. They don't need to think about what the division is like i.e. how much the other boxer would earn." "They just need to think about how much they will get.
Deontay Wilder is a big star in America and after the matches against Fury he is famous in Britain also." "Can we arrange that match? I honestly don't know, but I know we want to see Wilder back in the ring, "Hearn said, adding some more options.
Namely, one of those options is Trevor Bryan, a boxer who holds the WBA regular championship belt, a belt that many actually consider the fifth most important world title. He’s not as big a name as Wilder or the other potential opponent mentioned, but he could be an option if nothing else is agreed upon.