Dillian Whyte calls out Deontay Wilder: “I want to punish the coward”
By Charles Brun: Dillian Whyte called out Deontay Wilder on Instagram on Saturday, saying he wants to “punish” him if he agrees to fight. Whyte needs a big fight, as he’s got few interesting options that will pay him anything.
Eddie Hearn said that he would like to match Whyte up with Deontay in a stadium fight in the summer. He says it’ll be a real “barnburner.”
Wilder vs. Whyte would be a huge fight, but Deontay is waiting on the mediation process to be completed for the Tyson Fury trilogy he’s trying to get.
Whyte calls Wilder a “Coward”
If Wilder can get that fight, it would pay much more than the trifles that he’d get facing Whyte.
“I want to punish Deontay Wilder. The coward is full of fear. Come see me, fraud clown,” said Whyte on Instagram.
Whyte is starting to sound a tad bit desperate and spoiled after his well-paying rematch with 41-year-old Povetkin. I knew this was going to happen.
Once Dillian got a taste of some good money fighting Povetkin, he wants to continue to make that cash.
The only way Whyte can do that is if popular heavyweights like Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr agree to fight him. Ruiz Jr is fighting next month against Chris Arreola on May 1st, and he’s talking about wanting to fight Wilder if he wins.
Ruiz hasn’t mentioned wanting to fight Whyte because why would he? Fans don’t know Dillian is in the U.S, and that’s where Ruiz fights.
Hearn hinted this week that Wilder would need to agree to a 50-50 purse split if he were to fight him. That’s pure lunacy even to consider him agreeing to do that.
Hearn argues that Wilder is no longer a world champion, which means he and Whyte are supposedly equal. It doesn’t seem to register with Hearn that Wilder’s popularity makes him an uncrowned champion in the eyes of the boxing world, so there’s no chance that Whyte will get a 50-50 split.
Dillian needs Wilder more than he needs him
There’s a huge imbalance between what Whyte needs and what Wilder does. With Wilder, he doesn’t need a lower-paying fight against Whyte because he can make huge cash fighting Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, or Andy Ruiz Jr.
Why would Wilder want to take a pay cut to fight Dillian? Ask yourself that?
The former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) has been on Whyte’s ‘To-do’ list ever since he destroyed Alexander Povetkin in four rounds in their rematch last March on Gibraltar.
Whyte (28-2 19 KOs) is now once against the interim WBC heavyweight champion and the mandatory to WBC belt-holder Tyson Fury, but he’s staring over a year that he’ll need to wait before he gets his title shot.
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