FOLLOWING Dillian Whyte’s impressive sixth-round knockout of Australia’s Lucas Browne at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, promoter Eddie Hearn talked up the possibility of the Londoner facing America’s WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in his next bout.
“Tonight was Dillian’s breakout night. It couldn’t have gone more perfectly. This was his big chance on US TV [HBO televised the fight in America], and he scored a highlight-reel knockout,” said Hearn.
“All Wilder’s doing is waiting on [WBA and IBF titlist] Anthony Joshua. He doesn’t have to do that. He can fight Dillian here [in the UK] for a career-high payday. Dillian versus Wilder over here – that’d be a monster.”