Eddie Hearn Smiles: I Think We've Got Deontay Wilder Cornered!

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs), believes they have finally got WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) boxed in.

As long as everyone wins their upcoming fights, Hearn believes Wilder will be forced to fight one of his boxers before the year is out.

Hearn's other fighter, Dillian Whyte, is the number one ranked challenger to Wilder's title.

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Whether it's Joshua or Whyte, Hearn feels confident that Wilder will have to face a Matchroom fighter in 2018.

“I think we’ve got him cornered, is a good way to put it. Eventually Dillian will be the mandatory for Deontay Wilder, when that is called. Obviously he’s just boxed his mandatory [Bermane Stiverne] so you’re looking normally at like nine months. So it probably won’t be called till September. Will Dillian fight in the summer? Possibly. But I think we’ve got Wilder cornered. If he doesn’t want to fight Joshua, he’s going to have to fight Dillian Whyte,” Hearn told Boxing News.

All three fighters are scheduled for action in the month of March.

Wilder will defend his belt against Luis Ortiz on March 3 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Joshua will unify his titles with WBO world champion Joseph Parker on March 31 at Principality in Cardiff, Wales. And Whyte will take on former WBA 'regular' world champion Lucas Browne on March 24 at the O2 Arena in London.

“I’m almost certain Joshua-Wilder will happen this year. It’s just whether it’s in the summer or November, December. We may box in the summer, depending on how the Parker fight goes. Whether that’s Wilder or not, we’ll see,” Hearn said.

“I want Dillian to fight for the world title and Joshua wants to fight Whyte as well. Every time he gets asked the question ‘who else would you like to fight?’ he says Wilder, Whyte, you know.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Raggamuffin on 01-24-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18428777]Dillian Whyte has Deontay cornered?! are you fo real?![/QUOTE] They think that they can control who Wilder fights lmao. The coward Joshua is truly a coward. We are heading too much from this ugly ass mofo Hearn. That's already a…

Comment by tokon on 01-24-2018

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;18428817]Gotta stop taking everything Hearn says at face value. He's a promoter. Twisting the truth is his profession. There are a few holes in his story. #1 - Even if the WBC was incredibly strict about Wilder's next…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 01-24-2018

[QUOTE=Ray*;18431691]OK, I think Hearn is just looking out for Whyte, he has done a great job getting him closer and closer to the WBC shot. Whether he gets his chance or get ducked would be up to the WBC.[/QUOTE] Hearn…

Comment by Ray* on 01-24-2018

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;18431675]Anything is possible with the WBC. Hearn would love for it to be a final eliminator, but it's going to be up to Haymon. Does he want to force Whyte vs. Breazeale later this year as a final…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 01-24-2018

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;18431679]Do you think Al Haymon cares more about himself or Wilder? :dunce:[/QUOTE] Answer my question and I'll be happy to answer yours.

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