Deontay Wilder vs. Dillian Whyte Would Be Massive Fight, Says Hearn

Eddie Hearn, promoter for heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte, believes a clash with former world champion Deontay Wilder would be a massive fight.

Wilder has been out of the ring since getting stopped in seven rounds by Tyson Fury in February 2020, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

And Whyte was last seen in August of last year, when he suffered a fifth round knockout loss at the hands of Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom’s Fight Camp in Brentwood.

Last year, Whyte held the WBC’s interim-title and he was firmly in line for a mandatory title shot at Fury.

But the loss to Povetkin sent him tumbling down the line.

A rematch is scheduled for March 6 – and win over Povetkin could place him back in position for a world title opportunity.

However, Fury is in talks for a two-fight series against unified champion Anthony Joshua, and those two contests would take up the entire year.

Even with a win in the upcoming rematch, Whyte will likely have to wait until 2022 for a world title shot.

In the interim, Hearn is very open to the idea of matching Whyte against Wilder.

The two fighters legitimately don’t like each other and Wilder recently mentioned Whyte as a potential comeback opponent.

“The focus is AJ against Fury of course, but Dillian Whyte would put himself in that position for a world championship,” Hearn told Sky Sports News.

“I love the Deontay Wilder fight. Wilder against Whyte is a fight we’ve talked about a long time. Dillian Whyte called for that fight for about three years and then all of a sudden Deontay Wilder lost, now he’s calling for the Dillian Whyte fight.

“The focus for Dillian is to beat Povetkin and become mandatory again, but I can’t help thinking that if he can beat Povetkin on March 6, Whyte against Wilder is massive.”