FOLLOWING his eye-catching highlight-reel knockout of Lucas Browne in the sixth round, Dillian Whyte is now firmly in the mix at the top end of the heavyweight division. As the highest-ranked challenger in the WBC ratings, the Brixton “Body Snatcher” has his sights set on the king of that organisation – unbeaten American Deontay Wilder.
“I’m happy that I was able to make a real statement to Deontay Wilder,” Whyte told Boxing News. “It was my debut on [major US TV network] HBO, and the Americans love a good knockout. Browne was a big, strong, undefeated guy – a puncher. Some people were writing me off before the fight, but I got the job done in style, so I can’t really ask for more than that.”
While Whyte is eager for the opportunity to challenge Wilder, he does not believe that the heavy-handed champ is keen on the fight. In fact, he feels that the Alabamian is running scared.