Dillian Whyte To Make U.S. Debut, Title Shot Targeted in The Fall

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) will make his debut in the United States in the summer, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.

Hearn is looking to build Whyte's name towards a world title shot - potentially in the fall.

Whyte's sole defeat came in the fall of 2015, when he squared off in a grudge match with current IBF, WBA, IBO champion Anthony Joshua. Whyte had Joshua hurt early on, but the Olympic gold medal winner recovered and then stopped Whyte in the seventh round.


Joshua is already booked in for a fall return, either in a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko or a mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev.

Hearn is hoping to get him a crack at WBC champion Deontay Wilder or WBO champion Joseph Parker.

If Whyte is able to capture a world title, it would make a rematch with Joshua a very huge event in the UK. Whyte has been out of the ring since last December, when he won a very close split decision over Dereck Chisora in a Fight of The Year war at Manchester Arena.

"We're going to look to box Dillian in the States in the summer and then we want a world title fight in September or October, whether that's [Joseph] Parker, whether that's Deontay Wilder," Hearn exclusively told Sky Sports.

"He's well ranked in those governing bodies. He's a great opponent, but I don't think they really want to fight him. I don't think Dillian Whyte is the kind of guy you want to pick as a world champion.

"He's a handful, he can punch, he's got a great chin. He's a handful even in the press conference, you might have to roll around with him at those as well. He's a nightmare for people, Dillian Whyte, but for some reason Anthony Joshua wants to do it all again with him. That gives you a good indication - AJ wants real fights - he wants to entertain the public."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jkp on 06-10-2017

[QUOTE=BWC;17747842]Whyte is in for a war against Breazeale or Washington. Why do people think Whyte is some sort of megabeast, he's a fringe contender. Someone also mentioned Jennings on a TR card..[/QUOTE] agree ... only English hype could turn whyte…

Comment by BigZ44 on 06-10-2017

Eddie must be confident about getting a Wilder shot if they are gonna bring him to the states. I would guess he gets a name guy who isn't a huge risk if that Wilder pay day is looming. I'm gonna…

Comment by JRB123 on 06-09-2017

[QUOTE=Pound4PoundStud;17748155]You should be a match maker! That would be a very good action packed fight based on their styles. Not that either fight is on an elite level but their styles guarantee a block bluster[/QUOTE] Yeah there is likely to…

Comment by rudy on 06-09-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;17747769]I'm not sure Whyte beats any top 20ish guy comfortably or easy if that's basically your implication. I think Breazeale is dangerous for most guys in the top 10, top 20 & beats most everyone else. I think Whyte…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 06-09-2017

[QUOTE=BWC;17747842]Whyte is in for a war against Breazeale or Washington. Why do people think Whyte is some sort of megabeast, he's a fringe contender. [/quote] Yea some cats are way too up on Whyte. I think its cuz he gave…

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