Hearn Still Pressing To Make Deontay Wilder vs. Dillian Whyte

Eddie Hearn, promoter of British fighter Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs), is still pressing to get his man a major fight with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs).

Hearn has submitted three solid offers over to Wilder, to bring the champion over to the UK to defend the belt against Whyte.

Hearn is hoping that his star fighter, IBF, IBO, WBA champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs), could face the winner in the next twelve months. Joshua is first going to return in the fall against either Wladimir Klitschko or Kubrat Pulev.


Wilder is dealing with a pressing matter, as back in February the WBC ordered him to make a mandatory defense against Bermane Stiverne.

Stiverne is refusing to back away from the mandatory shot, and currently he's standing firm on refusing to accept a step-aside deal. Because of Stiverne's refusal to bargain, Wilder's negotiations to face Luis Ortiz have been stalled for the moment.

Whyte will return on American soil on August 19th as part of the Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo card in Nebraska. His original opponent Michael Grant has fallen out.

Wilder's team does have interest in facing Whyte, according to Hearn, but the mandatory issue with Stiverne is still looming overhead.

"We have made three really good offers. Wilder's team have got some issues they need to solve with their mandatory challenger, but we’ve offered them a big, big deal and I think they are interested. It should be a great fight. No one really wants to fight Dillian Whyte because he is a right handful, he has got a great chin, he’s got a great work-rate, he’s strong and he can punch. To be honest, he’s a right pain in the arse in press conferences and you may end up having a roll around with him before you get into the ring, so he’s dangerous," Hearn told GQ.

"But if Wilder wants to build his name in the UK ahead of a potential unification fight with Joshua, this fight would be perfect. Of course, if Wilder loses, that’s the big fight with Joshua out the window, so it is risky… for both of them. The funny thing is that Anthony Joshua has four opponents he really wants to fight: the rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder… and Dillian Whyte. For some reason, AJ enjoyed his first fight with Whyte so much he wants to do it again. So if Whyte can win a heavyweight title, that fight would be massive in this country."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Deontay Wilder on 08-03-2017

Whyte vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. please!

Comment by Gratide on 08-01-2017

Wilder needs to fight Ortiz , let stiverve fight whyte ? He needs to fight the best and collect more belts

Comment by juggernaut666 on 08-01-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;17910511]For the dumbed down ppl such as yourself...Deontay can't fight Whyte right now because he has a mandatory due with Bermane Stiverne. Stiverne and his promoter Don King are refusing to take step aside money. So unless a unification fight…

Comment by sicko on 08-01-2017

Take care of Stivernie then make this fight :dunno:

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-01-2017

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;17909392] For the dumbed down ppl ......... Whyte cant fight Miller bc he JUST fought ,which means 1 month off with 2 months training .....that takes us too AROUND Oct. earliest that fight would take place and thats assuming Whyte…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (37)
Top Headlines Arum: Haymon Only Promoter Who Won't Work With Others Zerafa Warns Jeff Horn: I'm No Faded Old Man Like Mundine Amanda Serrano: Things Much Better Now For Female Boxers Nathan Gorman Aims For Spectacular KO on February 23 Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues To Grind in Las Vegas Amir Khan: Hearn is Pissed Off, But I Control My Own Destiny Jarrell Miller Will No Longer Appear on Jan. 18 DAZN Show Kambosos Details Lessons Learned as Pacquiao Sparring Partner Crawford: I'm Better Than Anyone Amir Khan Has Ever Faced Photos: Andrade, Algieri Visit South Bronx Middle School Photos: Badou Jack, Browne, Warren - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Arum: Crawford is Best Welterweight Since Sugar Ray Leonard Amir Khan To Return To Trainer Virgil Hunter For Crawford Fight Andrade 'Don’t Wanna Hear' Saunders’ Excuses For Akavov Fight Vergil Ortiz could fight for 140-pound title in 2019, Says Gomez Espinoza: Mayweather 'Up In the Air' About Pacquiao Rematch Plant-Uzcategui PBC on FS1 Card Peaks at 986,000 Viewers Dmitry Bivol Makes Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Official Photos: Adrien Broner Putting in Work in Las Vegas Dmitry Bivol-Joe Smith To Land on DAZN on March 9, Site TBD Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Face To Face in London Derevyanchenko-Culcay Title Eliminator: DIBella Outbids AGON Joe Smith Jr. Finally Moves On From Artur Beterbiev Plant: It Was Destiny To Win My First Title in the City of Angels Mares: Why Isn't Leo Santa Cruz Fighting Gary Russell Next? Tony Harrison: I'll Beat Jermell Charlo 'Even Easier' in Rematch Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Officially Set for April 20 ESPN PPV Caleb Plant-Jose Uzcategui: Afterthoughts Photos: Ted Cheeseman, Sergio Garcia - Face To Face at Presser Amanda Serrano Won't Stop, May Go For Belt in Eight Division Trainer: Chisora Will Repair, He's Force To Be Reckoned With Hearn: Crawford is Tougher Fight For Khan, I Wanted Khan-Brook Artur Beterbiev Departing DAZN, Heading To ESPN 'Maturity process' done, Team Broner says upset of Pac imminent Amir Khan: I Get Called 'Terrorist' All The Time on Social Media Video: Adrien Broner Media Interview, Breaks Down Pacquiao Video: Pacquiao Discusses Broner Clash, Bob Arum, PBC Move Video: Ellerbe on Mayweather-Pacquiao Meeting, Broner, More Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Wilder-Fury, More

Latest Active Forum Threads