It’s looking like the proposed Deontay Wilder versus Dillian Whyte is losing its steam.
The WBC heavyweight champion is hinting that the fight is simply not big enough for him. Whyte and Wilder have been barking at each other on social media but it seems that the American has bigger plans.
“I’ve made several offers to Al Haymon’s team and we are awaiting a final answer, but I think Deontay made things clear on his Instagram,” said Promoter Eddie Hearn in an interview with Sky Sports.
Promoter Lou DiBella, who works with Wilder, says that Wilder is interested in big title fights. This obviously means fights against Anthony Joshua or even Tony Bellew.
“We are willing to travel for a big enough event. We would come over if the economic situation and the deal made sense. There is not going to be a hesitation to take the biggest fights,” said DiBella.
But before any trips to the UK, the WBC heavyweight champion does have unfinished business.
“His immediate priority is to get the biggest fight he can get, but the Bermane Stiverne fight is a reality we have to deal with. He is still technically the WBC mandatory and we are the WBC champion,” said DiBella to Sky Sports.
So far, there is no official date for Wilder’s next fight.