Dillian Whyte plans to resume his pursuit of Deontay Wilder by heading to the United States this summer and would even allow his bitter rival to take advantage of his hometown advantage.
Britain’s interim WBC heavyweight champion is considering his next career move, including a potential clash in the United States, following his landslide victory over Alexander Povetkin.
Whyte has been repeatedly denied a title shot during Wilder’s reign as the WBC champion, but he believes the fights in the United States could finally set up a massive showdown with the Alabama man.
“I think the public demand for the Wilder fight is already there, to be honest,” Whyte said. Sky Sports.
“There’s already a lot of demand for that. But fighting in America doesn’t hurt and it increases profile and interest, and a different and following fanbase. It would be nice to have a big fight in it. America this summer.
I am coming for the war. I come to make a destructive display. Wherever the fight is, whatever happens, I’m cool.
“I’m going to fight Wilder in Alabama, if that’s what’s going to make him feel safe and secure enough to take the fight. If he wants to, he can have the judges at home, his hometown, whatever. “I don’t care. I would even fight him in his own house, the kitchen, the garage, the yard, anywhere. I just want to catch him and hurt him.”
“I’m going to go fight, I’m going to give my all and be the best I can be. I always come to fight and leave everything in the ring.
“I am coming for the war. I am coming for a destructive demonstration. Wherever the fight is, whatever happens, I’m cool.”
Whyte will be speaking with promoter Eddie Hearn this week, with the 32-year-old not completely ruling out a return to the UK after beating Povetkin in their ‘Rumble On The Rock’ in Gibraltar.
But the Brixton man is carefully weighing his options after regaining the interim WBC belt, which has propelled him back into contention for a mandatory fight against Fury.
“It would be nice to fight in England, but now with the crowd situation we have to wait and see what the better option is,” Whyte said.
“What’s more doable, which brings me closer to fighting Fury and what’s the next best move for my career. Let’s see if it’s America or England, or whatever. I just want to be busy and fight. again.
“Wherever the fight is going, I just want to fight. As long as I’m fighting and progressing, I’m entertaining the fans and building my career, and it’s a good fight. That’s it.
“I don’t care where the fight is, to be honest. Whether it’s Vegas, Wembley or York Hall. The bottom line is getting the win and being involved in a big, important fight. is the main one for me.
“I’ve been long behind in a massive fight. It’s frustrating that Fury dodged me after Wilder dodged me for years. These guys are jokes. I’ve beaten more Ring Magazine Top 10 fighters than the two combined. They did it. just deceived the public. “