Deontay Wilder hasn’t fought since his Feb. 2020 loss to Tyson Fury and doesn’t appear to have any plans to, a minimum of not that anybody is aware of publicly.
One concept can be for ex-WBC titlist Wilder to combat somebody in an official eliminator for that sanctioning physique, and Dillian Whyte actually may very well be a reputation in that blend.
WBC boss Mauricio Sulaiman instructed Sky Sports activities that Wilder vs Whyte “may very well be a really fascinating matchup”:
“Sadly we aren’t promoters, we aren’t match-makers, however this may very well be doubtlessly a really fascinating combat. There’s nice expertise within the heavyweight division and I’m certain that we’re up for a terrific experience within the coming years. We’ve got so many combos that may occur. After all the thrill of Fury and Joshua is what everyone seems to be speaking about, however there are additionally many different fights that would doubtlessly take the good leisure for the boxing followers all over the world.”
Whereas I disagree that it’s unlucky that Mauricio Sulaiman isn’t a promoter or match-maker, the purpose is there, I assume.
The opposite factor is that if Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO) decides to combat once more, it’s extremely uncertain that he’ll want an eliminator to get an order for a title combat. He’s a really massive title, has the one loss on his file, and would have had a right away third combat with Tyson Fury had the COVID-19 pandemic not struck. (On condition that Fury vs Anthony Joshua has been signed for 2 fights, we will most likely guess that Wilder’s try and pressure that third bout didn’t make it over the end line.)
If Whyte (27-2, 18 KO) does get a win in his March 27 rematch with Alexander Povetkin, Whyte may have the interim WBC belt. Whyte has said repeatedly that he doesn’t suppose Wilder will combat once more, lately saying Wilder’s thoughts is “gone.”
Nevertheless it’s additionally a combat that Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has stated many instances that he loves and want to make if attainable. Wilder, in fact, is a PBC fighter, however the combat is doable. Any combat is doable, it simply takes prepared events.
Anyway I doubt we’ll see it.