Whyte shares plans for potential career change if Wilder doesn’t happen

Dillian Whyte has revealed what he’ll do if a fight against Deontay Wilder doesn’t come to fruition.

Whyte, 33, is coming off the back of a huge win over Alexander Povetkin. Dillian was dominant from start to finish, managing to avenge his defeat to Povetkin from last year.

Whyte’s backup plan

He’s made no secret about the fact that he wants to lock horns with Deontay Wilder next. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ hasn’t been seen in the ring since his emphatic loss to Tyson Fury last year, and so far, doesn’t seem all that interested in a bout with Whyte.

During a recent appearance on talkSPORT, Whyte noted that he could wind up going into an entirely different sport if the Wilder fight doesn’t happen.

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“I’m always willing to fight man, now I just need meaningful fights,” he said. “There needs to be something in it for me. 

“I’m up for fighting Wilder, but when I was Wilder’s mandatory for 1,000 plus days he kept me waiting.

“Of course I want to fight him; of course I want to smash his face in. But it needs to have something in it for me.”

Whyte went on to discuss the possibility of fighting UFC champ Francis Ngannou, an idea recently put forward by Eddie Hearn after Ngannou expressed his desire to step into professional boxing.

“Imagine me going and winning the UFC heavyweight championship,” Whyte said. “I’d be the first boxer to ever do that and, with the stage of my career that I am, I can do that. 

“As the interim heavyweight champion, going and winning the UFC undisputed heavyweight championship, I am definitely up for that.”

As a former kickboxer with a brief venture into MMA over a decade ago under his belt, Whyte may fancy his chances here.

With that being said, Francis Ngannou is the kind of force of nature who could knock anyone’s lights out within seconds.

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