Dillian Whyte would do what Tyson Fury did and steamroll Deontay Wilder because ‘he’s too big,’ according to Eddie Hearn.
According to boxer Eddie Hearn, Dillian Whyte would do what Tyson Fury did and steamroll Deontay Wilder because he’s ‘too huge.’
DILLIAN WHYTE is anticipated to follow in the footsteps of Tyson Fury and give Deontay Wilder a thrashing if he ever gets his hands on him.
Despite putting up a brave effort before being stopped, Wilder, the former WBC champion, was knocked out in the 11th round of his trilogy fight with the Gypsy King last Saturday.
Wilder, on the other hand, had to contend with the heft and weight of the 6ft 9in, 277lb Gypsy King, who made every advantage count.
And Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn believes Whyte would do the same to the Bronze Bomber, albeit acknowledging that the Brixton banger’s tendency for tearing up might lead to his demise.
“In terms of being too big and strong, Whyte would do exactly what Fury did to Wilder, but he might also get KO’d,” he told iFL TV.
Anthony Joshua, the former unified heavyweight champion, and his replacement, Oleksandr Usyk, are both expected to defeat Wilder, according to Hearn, 42.
However, he admits that the ruthless Olympian may eliminate the duo, who will face off again next year.
“AJ is too quick, too smart a technician, but he’s also prone to being knocked out,” he continued. Wilder would be dominated by Usyk, but he could be knocked out.” GET INVOLVED IN SUN VEGAS WITH THOUSANDS OF GAMES TO PLAY AND A FREE £10 BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply) In his ill-fated bid to reclaim the WBC title, Wilder, 35, damaged his hand and will have surgery next week.
“Deontay cracked his right hand behind the third knuckle and will have surgery next week to correct it,” his co-manager Shelly Finkel told SunSport last week.
“He’ll require surgery; the knuckle is fine; the bone behind it is damaged,” says the doctor.
“He’s a little sore, but he’s fine; he got home yesterday.”
“He’s recovering, and if everything goes well following his hand surgery, he’ll be back in the ring in April or May next year.”
A dejected Wilder refused to show Fury any respect immediately after the battle, but after his post-fight check-up, he paid the lineal champion his dues.
“I tried my hardest,” he said, “but tonight it wasn’t good enough.” I’m not sure what happened.
“I knew he had accomplished some things in training, and I also realized he couldn’t be a ballet dancer if he weighed 277 pounds.”
“He approached me with the intent of leaning on me and roughing me up, and he succeeded.”
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