Eddie Hearn to push for Fury v Whye if Wilder drops out
The heavyweight division is the most glorified division in the history of the sport. When these giants of the ring step inside that squared circle, throwing each punch with hurtful intentions, it gets the crowd going like nothing you can imagine. Of course, every heavyweight is willing to go through pain and punishment in hopes of becoming the heavyweight champion. For some, these dreams never come to pass. However, for British fighter Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (27-1, 18ko) it’s a totally different set of circumstances.
The history between the WBC mandatory challenger and the organization has been frustrating to say the least. Moreover, things don’t look good for him at the moment given the possibility of a fight for undisputed. Once the dust settles with unified champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21ko) and WBC champion Tyson ” Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21ko). In their upcoming bouts, if victorious, a financial mega-fight is what everyone will push for next.
IF NOT WILDER, FIGHT WHYTE
British promoter Frank Warren has stated that The Body Snatcher could be on the outside looking in. During in interview with iFL TV, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn responded on what his British rival had to say.
“I saw Frank’s comments where he said if Wilder isn’t ready this year, then he losses out. Well if that’s the case he’s saying Fury wants to fight this year. Well then he should just fight his mandatory and we will push the WBC to make sure he fights his mandatory if he can’t fight Deontay Wilder.”
Hearn went deeper, explaining why he believes the rival promoter made such a statement.
“There is obviously an issue and the issue probably is they can’t get the money together because of no gate. I understand that, it’s not criticism. We’ve got the same problem with some of our fights.”
Then he would explain why a Fury v Whyte fight can be profitable.
“But what I’m saying, Whyte against Fury does one and a half million pay-per-views buys plus.”
Right now the trilogy between Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41ko) and the WBC champion is set for December 9, 2020. However, if it does have to be rescheduled until 2021, it will be interesting to see what will happen.
By: Garrisson Bland