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Eddie Hearn: Deontay Wilder turned down more than $3 million to fight Dillian Whyte

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Eddie Hearn says opponents don't want to fight Dillian Whyte, writes John Dennen

DILLIAN WHYTE is still waiting for his next fight to be confirmed. It’s a source of frustration for promoter Eddie Hearn. “People don’t want to fight Dillian Whyte. He’s a handful.  He’s a real handful. He’s got a great chin, he don’t stop throwing punching, he’s strong. It’s frustrating,” Hearn told Boxing News. “He just keeps coming back at you.”

Hearn had hoped for Whyte to challenge WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. “They don’t seem to want the fight. It’s frustrating trying to get Dillian Whyte an opponent. Every fighter that we’re asking for money we are giving it to them and they’re still coming back and not accepting the fight. We’ve offered Wilder three million dollars and US TV. It’s probably four million dollars. And he’s making one and a half,” Hearn continued.

The plan is for Whyte to box on the Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev undercard in Cardiff later this month. “We’re desperate for an opponent for the 28th, we want him on that card,” the promoter said.

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With Wilder now fighting Bermane Stiverne on November 4 in Brooklyn, Dominic Breazeale, another former Joshua opponent, is currently without a fight. Hearn wants him to box the Brixton man. “Dillian fights Breazeale and then the winners can fight the winners,” the promoter said. “Breazeale comes off and we’ll fight him on the AJ card.”

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