The future of Dillian Whyte may not lie with Eddie Hearn.
The fighter and the promoter have worked together for several years during Matchroom’s time with Sky Sports.
Eddie Hearn moved his fighters over to DAZN 13 months ago, three months after Whyte got his revenge against Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar on Sky Sports Box Office.
The Pay-Per-View fighter is a free agent and is looking at his options after losing his first world title challenge to Tyson Fury in April by sixth round knockout.
Sky now has a new promoter to work with in the shape of Ben Shalom and the Boxxer CEO told the Daily Mirror that they would like to have Whyte back on their channels once again.
“He is a free agent so he knows that we are interested. He also knows that DAZN and BT are interested. He is coming off a loss that he will feel he probably wasn’t himself but there are a lot of opportunities at the heavyweight division.”
Despite the defeat to Fury the 35-year-old is still a top 10 heavyweight with the type of profile in the UK to attract another leading contender to face him. Shalom believes that Whyte will want to show he still has what it takes.
“Below the very top there are some big fights for Dillian, he is a proven pay-per-view star, fan favourite and he will feel like he has a point to prove. We have been in talks and we hope that one day we will work with Dillian Whyte but it will be his choice and the time when he feels ready. It was obviously a big loss against Tyson Fury and one that he will take his time to recover from.”
Hearn has recently seen Chris Billam-Smith and Liam Smith leave Matchroom to fight on Sky. Losing Whyte in the short or long term would be a significant blow to the 43-year-old’s UK roster.