EDDIE HEARN revealed he and Dillian Whyte are interested in a “colossal” fight with Deontay Wilder this summer.
Whyte, 32, impressed in his rematch with Alexander Povetkin, scoring a fourth-round KO to secure his revenge and put him back on the world title track.
Dillian Whyte could fight Deontay Wilder in the summer in the USCredit: Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing
However, with Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury set to fight twice in the coming months, Whyte will have to wait a little bit longer for his crack at a world title.
Hearn revealed there is interest in a massive fight with former WBC champ Wilder, 35, who hasn’t fought since his one-sided defeat to Fury in Las Vegas last February.
Speaking after Whyte’s win in Gibraltar, Hearn said: “I’d like to see him box quickly again in the summer, maybe go over to the States and have a fight over there.
“We called for the Deontay Wilder fight for a long, long time. [Wilder] actually DM’d Dillian Whyte and said I will never, ever give you that fight.
“And now he got knocked out and he’s calling for the fight with Dillian Whyte.
“For me that’s a stadium fight, that’s a colossal fight. I’d like to get him back out quickly, maybe to the States for a big fight.”
The Essex promoter added: “The ultimate aim for Dillian Whyte has always been to challenge for the world heavyweight title.
“Everyone knows in boxing, he’s a handful for anyone in the division.
Wilder has not fought since being beaten by Tyson Fury in February 2020Credit: EPA
“Tonight was about getting his career back on track, getting the title ambition back on track, coming back from that KO.
“Now we regroup, we go again and the aim remains the same for Dillian Whyte to get a shot at a world heavyweight title.
“He’ll stay active. He loves to train, he loves to fight, he doesn’t want to rest, he wants to get out and fight.
“If that involves getting out quickly in the summer we’ve got to plan accordingly.”