Heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte has offered to fight Deontay Wilder in his own home state of Alabama.
Whyte, 32, is coming off the back of a decisive TKO win over Alexander Povetkin last month. The victory helped him avenge his shock loss to Povetkin last year and also potentially sets him up for a major fight later on in 2021.
Whyte wants Wilder next
With Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in negotiations over a superfight, many believe, and hope, Wilder could be next for Whyte.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ hasn’t fought since being beaten by Tyson Fury last February. Ever since then, he’s infamously spent a lot of time trying to explain the reasons why he believes he lost to the Englishman.
Now, though, in a recent interview with Sky Sports, Dillian Whyte has made it crystal clear that he’ll do whatever it takes to lure Wilder into a bout.
“I think the public demand for the Wilder fight is already there, to be honest,” Whyte said. “There’s a lot of demand for it already. But fighting in America doesn’t hurt and it does increase the profile and the interest, and a different fan base and following. It would be good to get a big fight in America in the summer.
“I’ll fight Wilder in Alabama, if that’s what is going to make him feel secure and safe enough to take the fight. If he wants, he can have the home judges, his hometown, whatever. I don’t care. I’d even fight him in his own home, the kitchen, the garage, the garden, wherever. I just want to get hold of him and hurt him.
“I’m going to go to fight, I’m going to give it my all, and be the best I can be. I always come to fight and leave it all in the ring.
“I’m coming for war. I’m coming to put on a destructive display. Wherever the fight is, whatever is going on, I’m cool.”
Fingers crossed we see this one materialise.
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