Deontay Wilder wants Dillian Whyte next if Tyson Fury trilogy does not happen
Deontay Wilder has revealed he wants to fight Dillian Whyte next if a deal cannot be agreed for a third fight with Tyson Fury.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ relinquished his WBC heavyweight title to the Brit in February when he was stopped at the MGM Grand Garden by a scintillating Fury.
Despite rumours of a blockbuster unification bout with domestic rival Anthony Joshua, Fury seemed set for a trilogy with the Alabama slammer after a rematch clause was invoked.
However, with the outbreak of COVID-19 and a slew of injuries to Wilder, the fight is still yet to happen and it appeared as though the clause has expired.
Now, the 36-year-old is adamant Fury must fight him next rather than take a homecoming fight on December 5 as previously advertised.
Should the bout fail to happen yet again, Wilder was asked on the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer who he would like to face next and listed former WBC mandatory challenger Whyte as his first choice.
However, Wilder reeled off four other potential heavyweight contenders who could well step into the ring to face him instead of ‘The Gypsy King’.
When asked which three fighters he would like if the Fury trilogy fell through, he unleashed a verbal assault on Britain’s ‘Bodysnatcher, using some crass language.
“Dillian Whyte, I want Dillian Whyte and I want Dillian Whyte. The dude is obsessed with me, man.
“It feels like he acting like we went together and then we had a bad break up which we can’t get over.
“Maybe I have some good p**** or something, I don’t know? No homo.
“He always tried to come out with lies and all this. I’m the man that he wants to be, I’m the man that a lot of these fighters want to be.
“But he will be one on the list, [Andy] Ruiz will be one on the list, as far as hype – Helenius could be one of them – he could come back and get the hype.
“You got [Joseph] Parker, you’ve got [Oleksandr] Usyk and I would love to fight him. He called me out at one point in time.
“There’s a lot of guys on the list and when that phone rings, just accept that opportunity. Ain’t nothing nobody can say now. ‘Oh, I don’t want to fight him now?’
“No; you could have fought me, let’s keep that clear. Let’s make it clear, Wilder don’t run from nobody and never has. Never will.
“But we will see what happens man, it’s going to be exciting whatever happens. I’m an exciting fighter and I am must-see TV regardless and it all will reveal itself.”