Via Charles Brun: Advertiser Eddie Hearn wants to get heavyweight boxer Dillian ‘Body Snatcher’ Whyte back “as soon as possible” after his loss to WBC champion Tyson Fury on April 23.
Hearn said he would have a “conversation” with 34-year-old Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) because he feels there’s “great fight“Get out of there for him.
Whyte looked so poor for most of his last six games, and it was a miracle he was awarded the world champion title in the first place.
As long as Hearn carefully confronts Whyte against older boxers and domestic level opponents, he should be fine. If Hearn can work his magic by combining Whyte with the way he’s doing it with heavyweight Conor Benn, he could get him a title.
Bringing Whyte in with anyone with power or talent could be a disaster, and Hearn might be too smart to make that mistake.
If it weren’t for the World Boxing Council for Whyte to fight underrated heavyweight Oscar Rivas instead of Luis Ortiz in the WBC title knockout in 2019, he most likely never would have. get a title.
Ortiz will be a terrifying showdown for Whyte, whose ability to withstand a shaky punch may have betrayed him against the hardline Cubans.
It’s unclear what major fights Hearn has in mind with Whyte as he is unlikely to win the world title again anytime soon, if at all, and he may forget about Deontay Wilder fighting him .
Heavyweight champ Andy Ruiz Jr likely won’t bother fighting Whyte as he will be up against 43-year-old Luis Ortiz coming up. That bout could lead to the famous American tennis player winning the title in a rematch Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk.
Whyte put on a terrifying display against WBC champ Fury in their main event match at Wembley Stadium in London.
Whyte appears in a nampaw pose, looking awkward and uncomfortable until giving up on that. In rounds two to six, Whyte was easily knocked out by Fury, failed to adjust and was eventually stopped in the sixth round after entering a big dribble.
“First, we will talk as mates. He’s reached out to me and we’ll talk,” Eddie Hearn told iFL TV about freelance agent Dillian Whyte.
“I feel there are things he could have done better in building that fight and the fight itself,” Hearn went on to say of Whyte about his recent April 23 knockout loss to the champion. WBC heavyweight rival Tyson Fury.
“I feel like it’s a a little missed opportunity that fight for him. I am not involved in the construction for anything.
“Even when he walks away and everything and in press conferences and weightlifting. It’s not like the energy of Dillian Whyte ‘Body Snatcher’.
“Dillian is a ferocious heavyweight that scares people. I don’t get that from him. So I wanted to sit down and talk about that and get him back in the ring as soon as possible,” Hearn said.
It wouldn’t have mattered if Whyte had shown more fire in his stomach in the build-up to the Fury fight; he will always lose that match. Watching Whyte struggle to beat racers Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach over the past three years has shown his class.
Once again, Whyte would likely never be a mandatory WBC for Fury if he were to go up against a heavyweight like Luis Ortiz instead of Oscar Rivas.
Looking back, Whyte was wise not to take on Ortiz when the WBC ordered him to take on the Cuban talent in a title-elimination showdown.
“I think there are some great fights out there for himand hopefully, we can be part of the team that’s been through a lot with him and put him through some great battles and bring him back as soon as possible. ”
Hearn didn’t say what those “great battles” were for Whyte, but here are good picks:
- Otto Wallin
- Allen Babic
- Derek Chisora
- David Allen
- Kash Ali
“I saw that in the Instagram photo, yes,” Hearn said of the photo of Whyte and Anthony Joshua that Dillian posted on social media this week.