When asked who Wilder wants for his next three fights if the Fury fight won’t come to fruition. Deontay Wilder said, “I want Dillian Whyte, I want Dillian Whyte and I want Dillian Whyte”. Wilder’s last fight was last February against Fury, he lost his WBC heavyweight belt.
The Wilder vs Fury rematch ended Wilder’s undefeated streak and lost his WBC belt. There was supposed to be a rematch clause but due to the pandemic happening and other complications, legal actions are taken.
Dillian Whyte is scheduled for a rematch against Alexander Povetkin. Whyte was the WBC Mandatory Challenger coming into the first fight and had gained nothing if he won. He was winning in the early exchanges and even scored knockdowns against Povetkin but one uppercut was all it took to end the match.
The rematch was supposed to be on November 21 just 3 months after the first fight. It would be risky for a rematch to be that close as Whyte needs recovery time from a brutal knockout. The was then moved because Povetkin tested positive for COVID but no official date yet has been announced.
Whyte was supposed to fight for the WBC belt since he was mandatory but due to WBC granting the Fury-Wilder rematch, he had to wait. Whyte had to fight someone to maintain ring activity but unfortunately, he lost. Luckily, the contract had a rematch clause if Whyte lost.
Whyte had a history of calling out Wilder for a match since he was the other champion that he had not fought. Whyte’s other loss was against Anthony Joshua, he clipped Joshua for a moment in the fight but Joshua recovered.
As for Deontay Wilder, he needs to get back in the win column in order to be worthy of another title shot. In most eyes, Wilder even lost the first fight but the judges gave it to the wrong person.
Wilder might be the strongest power puncher in the boxing game right now. He has knocked out all of his opponents except Fury. He owns the highest knockout ratio in heavyweight boxing and only has one decision win.
The buildup for the Wilder-Whyte fight would be amazing. Their history and trash-talk would be fun to watch. It is almost a guarantee to be an entertaining fight since it is highly likely the fight will end in a stoppage and their style of fighting is crowd-friendly.
Although Whyte doesn’t possess the power of Wilder or the footwork of Fury, he still has a big chance to win the fight. His signature counter left hook is money. Whyte can also brawl with Wilder which might work in his favor. Wilder has a hard time throwing his right-hand bomb unless he is advancing as shown in the Fury fight.
The ideal match for the year 2021 to happen would be Wilder vs Whyte and Fury vs Joshua. Both winners of the match will fight and both losers likewise. Although the promoter issue and fighter pay might hinder the fights from happening but these fights are what the fight wants. Provided this only works if all fighters win their fights prior.