Deontay Wilder's promoter has his say on Dillian Whyte

Dillian Whyte has been making a lot of noise in the world of boxing, and having a 22-1 record with 16 knockouts to his credit, you can see why.

Many boxing pundits feel it’s only matter of time before Whyte gets a shot at one of the top dogs in the sport, and that one could possibly be WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

However, there is one person who is dismissing all the hype surrounding the heavyweight contender, and the person just happens to be Wilder’s promoter Lou DiBella.

Despite speculation that Whyte could be next in line to face the champion – potentially ahead of Anthony Joshua – DiBella doesn’t believe he’s deserving of a shot at his world title.

“There is no situation,” DiBella told ESPN regarding a potential fight with Wilder.

“Who is Dillian Whyte? What has he done? This is another creation of Eddie [Hearn].”

DiBella went on records to say he does not disrespect Whyte, but he feels the Brit is being pushed for a title shot, while others that are also deserving are being overlooked because of all the hype around him.

“To be honest with you, it’s not like Dillian Whyte has looked like a world beater recently. Dillian Whyte is similar to half a dozen of guys fighting in the United States.

“I don’t disrespect Dillian Whyte. I just don’t think he has a greater claim at a shot at a title than a whole bunch of other people.

“I don’t understand other than the fact he’s British, associated with Sky Sports and Eddie Hearn why people keep talking about Dillian Whyte – it puzzles me,” DiBella added.

Along with questioning Whyte’s claim for a world title shot, DiBella also believes he should fight Joshua again.

He claims that Hearn should be working to get another fight between them in the future, in attempt to help Whyte look stronger, in DiBella’s mind.

Whyte’s next fight is against Australian boxer Lucas Browne on March 24 at London’s O2 Arena, where he defends his WBC Silver belt.

Following that, the heavyweight division is looking rather mouthwatering, with Joshua facing Joseph Parker in a unification fight, and David Haye squaring off with Tony Bellew in their heavily anticipated rematch.

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