Dillian Whyte is ready to resume his plan long term pursuit of Deontay Wilder this summer and is even willing to concede home advantage to push the fight through. Britain’s WBC interim world heavyweight champion is weighing up his options after deciding to fight in American after his crushing win over Alexander Povetkin. Whyte was repeatedly denied a title shot by Wilder previously and is desperate for a shot since he has now decided to fight in America.
“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’m coming for war. I’m coming to put on a destructive display. Wherever the fight is, whatever is going on, I’m cool.” he added. “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.”
Whyte is set to hold talks with promoter Eddie Hearn later this week and is not ruling out a return to UK after beating Povetkin in the “Battle of the Rock” in Gibraltar. But the Brit is carefully accessing his options after reclaiming the WBC interim Belt. The Belt propelled him as the mandatory challenger to Tyson Fury.