Whyte: We Are Trying To Make Noise To Get The Wilder Fight

British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte is going to make his American debut this coming Saturday night in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Whyte will face Malcolm Tann as part of the undercard to the high stakes junior welterweight unification between Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo. Sky Sports will televise Whyte's bout, while ESPN will showcase the main event.

The goal for Whyte is to land a showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. The two heavyweights have traded words for several months on social media.


Whyte's promoter, Eddie Hearn, claims to have made several high priced offers to get Wilder over to the UK, but the two have been unable to reach an agreement.

If Whyte is unable to get Wilder, he would also like to face WBO champion Joseph Parker - who is co-promoted by Top Rank, who are staging the Crawford-Indongo.

"It's good to make some noise Stateside because we are trying to make some noise to get the Deontay Wilder fight," Whyte told Sky Sports. "It's good to come here, put on a show, hopefully get the KO and go home.

"I am at a level now where I am just one or two fights away from big mega-fights, so we have to think about what we're doing. I was having a conversation with Eddie (Hearn) and Frank (Smith) the other day, saying what we can do and what kind of fights can we get in the meantime because ultimately we are waiting for the big world title fight - either Joseph Parker or Deontay Wilder."

Whyte wants to avenge the first defeat of his pro career, a TKO loss to Anthony Joshua in 2015, and says the best way to make the rematch a major event is to capture Wilder's title.

"I'd definitely want a rematch with Joshua but the one thing in boxing I have learnt is it's all about timing. Timing is key," Whyte said. 

"I definitely want to fight Deontay Wilder and I am ready for those fights but the problem with the Joshua fight is it's there, it's a big-fight but it doesn't make business sense now. If I become world champion we can do it massively and it becomes a big fight for me, for him and for the fans."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-19-2017

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Lotta fans diss Whyte, and truthfully he isn't an ultimate world beater... at least right now he isn't... but I give him a good chance to shock Wilder. And I think he deserves…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-19-2017

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Lotta fans diss Whyte, and truthfully he isn't an ultimate world beater... at least right now he isn't... but I give him a good chance to shock Wilder. And I think he deserves…

Comment by iamboxing on 08-19-2017

He needs to step up his competition if he wants to be a future interim champ

Comment by ThomasJK on 08-19-2017

If whyte thinks he was embarrassed losing to AJ, he's in for an even worse embarrassment if he believes he has a chance against Wilder. Better for him to fight bums and stay in the U.K at a safe distance.

Comment by Rip Chudd on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;17959330]Fighting Malcolm Tann isn't going to make a big noise. Just sayin'. Whyte needs to actually do something to earn a mandatory shot. This isn't going to cut it I'm afraid.[/QUOTE] This^^^^^^^^ Malcolm freaking Tann :lol1:

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