Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says that a bout against Brixton contender Dillian Whyte will become his top priority if a Tyson Fury trilogy does not materialise. 

Wilder, who made ten defences of his WBC world title before being dethroned by Fury in February, is currently seeking to utilise the ‘dispute resolution provision’ in their contract to force through a trilogy contest.

Tyson Fury’s expected December 5 ring return has been postponed, with the Brit hoping to make one title defence next year before targeting a mega-fight with unified champion Anthony Joshua. 

“I want Dillian Whyte, I want Dillian Whyte and I want Dillian Whyte,” Wilder told the Last Stand Podcast. “The dude’s obsessed with me. He acts like we had a bad breakup and he can’t get over me. I’m the man that he wanna be.”