WBC President: Deontay Wilder vs. Dillian Whyte is a tremendous fight

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman likes the idea of Deontay Wilder facing Dillian Whyte, a fight which could make things clearer for who champion Tyson Fury should defend against after his two clashes with Anthony Joshua.

Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) is currently the interim WBC heavyweight champion following his fourth-round knockout win over Alexander Povetkin in their rematch on March 27th in Gibraltar.

For his part, Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) is ranked #1 with the World Boxing Council, and he’s insisting on being given his contractually bound rematch with Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), which isn’t happening right now. A mediator is expected to decide the case sometime in May.

It’s unknown how that will end. It could result in Wilder losing out on the rematch because the extract time limits have expired. But there is one way for Wilder to get back in position to fight for his old WBC title, and that’s by taking on Whyte for his interim WBC belt, as well as having the mandatory position at stake.

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It’ll be a little bit of extra work for Wilder, but if he can beat Whyte, there won’t be anything Fury or Joshua can say to deny him. They’ll either have to face him or vacate the WBC title.

Wilder lost his WBC title to Fury in February 2020 in an embarrassing seventh-round knockout loss. With that kind of a defeat, the only way Wilder can rightfully come back from it is for him to beat a dangerous contender like Whyte. That’s if the mediation doesn’t go in Wilder’s favor.

“I believe that a potential fight with Wilder would be tremendous,” said WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman to Pro Boxing Fans. “Dillian Whyte vs. Deontay Wilder is a tremendous fight.

Deontay Wilder, Dillian Whyte, Mauricio Sulaimán, WBC - Boxing News

“As you know, the WBC has been waiting and cooperating with everything regarding the heavyweight division.

“There was an issue with Wilder and Fury third fight. I don’t know the status of that matter legally, and a long-awaited supposed Tyson Fury- Joshua fight,” said Sulaiman.

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Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has attempted to set up a fight between Whyte and Wilder, but with no luck. Wilder has been steadfast in his disinterest in fighting Dillian, partly because he felt that he was being used as a castle guard to protect Hearn’s prize gem, Joshua, from him.

Now that Wilder has lost his WBC title, he may not have a choice whether to fight Whyte or not. If Wilder wants a quick title shot against the winner of the two Joshua vs. Fury fights, beating Whyte will achieve his goal quicker.

Recently, Whyte has shown Wilder no respect in the media, calling him a “coward’ during interviews, giving the impression that he’s afraid to fight him. It looks bad that Wilder hasn’t responded to Dillian and agreed to take him on, and you can argue it may be costing him fans.

Deontay Wilder, Dillian Whyte, Mauricio Sulaimán, WBC - Boxing News

There was talk of Wilder returning to the ring to fight former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin, but nothing has come of that. It’s now unknown if Wilder has changed his mind about fighting the 6’5″ Martin, but it might not be worth it.

Clearly, Wilder’s quickest path to gain a title shot against the Fury vs. Joshua winner would be to take on Whyte, beat him, and force the fight.

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80 thoughts on “WBC President: Deontay Wilder vs. Dillian Whyte is a tremendous fight”

  1. Dillian Whyte and fury fight under the influence of steroids and are allowed in europe to do so with a medical exemption for low testosterone levels .

    • If sugar hill takes the 50,000 dollars offered to him for the tampered gloves . He will miss out on the 1058000 fury shift him to help beat Deontay Wilder fair and square , in the middle of the ring , mam to man .

  2. Maricio Suliaman president of the WBC was quoted as saying , ” the Deontay Wilder vs fury trilogy is SET IN STONE “

    • The WBC board of directors has been displaying unprecedented patients and empathizing concerned restraint with regard to the disrespectful rebellious conduct of the WBC belt holder .
      The fury team should not confuse diplomacy and kindness for weakness . If the WBC belt and board members continue to be taken for granted , the fury team will be forced to realize how sadly mistaken they are .
      Already the board is completely within their rights to strip the belt from the fury team .
      It would not surprise me if exactly that occurs .

  3. Deontay Wilders long standing law suit may force fury to fight Deontay Wilder whether he wants to or not , clearly fury is looking for the quickest way to an easy payday against anthony joshua for a two fight deal without honering the contractual obligations that have derailed any volunteery title defense .

  4. Fight Deontay Wilder , fury won’t last long he is ill mentally and physically and emotionally drained , exhausted from chronic stress syndrome .
    Ever since his UK license was suspended
    permanently for cheating and his subsequent suicide attempts followed by extended mental institutional treatments for schitzophrenic episodes he has not been able to defend the WBC belt and forced stripping of the belt has been extended from the 12 month deadline to infinity to accommodate fury’s health issues .

  5. The reason Maricio Suliaman hasn’t stripped fury of the belt for exceeding the 12 month deadline for title defense is because he isn’t prejudice against gypsy’s unlike Deontay Wilder , Deontay Wilder is prejudice against gypsy’s . That’s why fury hasn’t defended the WBC belt with in the 12 month deadline for title defense .

  6. Deontay Wilder is contractually bound to the rematch clause that Deontay Wilder exersized before the expiration date .

    • Mr anonymous are you a lawyer ? Bob Arum is and Bob Arum is friends with the mediation judge and the arbitration judge Stanley Allen Bastian . The same judge he just puts on a different hat .

    • Contractual obligations can be renegotiated , it happens all the time .
      Deontay Wilder said that Deontay Wilder was cheated by a Gypsy . Deontay Wilder claims he was gyped .
      That’s why there has been no fight Deontay Wilder has to prove that Deontay Wilder was cheated .

  7. Jeepers Isaac ,
    What propaganda.
    Extract time ?
    What the hell is extract time ?
    The term is expiration date
    Option rematch clause expiration date . Got that jeepers Isaac ?
    Option rematch clause expiration date !
    Maricio Suliaman president of the WBC said the trilogy was ” , SET IN STONE ” ,
    This law suit now is not in mediation anymore Jeepers , it’s in arbitration now .
    Deontay Wilder exercised the option rematch clause before the expiration date .
    Dillian Whyte is out of the picture for now .
    Got that you Nazi propagandist ?
    Deontay Wilder and fury have a clause in their contract that they must stick to .
    There’s no way out of the contract .
    The WBC belt must be defended in 12 months or vacated . Is going on 2 Years now .
    Deontay Wilder defended the WBC belt 19 times in 5 years .

    • It will be an exciting trilogy
      A fight between Deontay Wilder the number one best heavyweight and the 3 rd best heavyweight boxer fury
      The second best heavyweight boxer Luis Ortiz is being ducked as usual and ignored even though he is passed his prime .

    • Deontay Wilder force us to move the a j. fury fight scheduled for September , that is four more months .

  8. Deontay Wilder went through mediation to fight fury , Deontay Wilder is going through arbitration to fight fury
    Sugar hill trying to get slick .

    • The whole world wants to see Deontay Wilder vs fury 3; the trilogy . That’s the fight to make .

    • Deontay Wilder vs fury rematch trilogy is a better option because of the rivalry of the slugger and the boxer .

  9. The truth said he cheated.
    Who cheated ?
    Deontay Wilder cheated if anyone did , all he does is make excuses and cheat .
    Tyson has moved on and Deontay Wilder is delusional , get over it he lost and nobody cheated with loaded gloves .

  10. These wilder fans are unbelievable to say that fury cheated is excuses. He lost fair and square to a game plan he didn’t expect simple as I’m not pro fury or wilder or anyone else. Wilder didn’t execute the rematch option quick enough so missed out even though fury had conceded that he would have a third fight with deontay, deadline was missed and the allure or a huge unification is what the fans want, if deontay gets mediation money fury will probably sue for defamation of character as some of the excuses from the wilder camp were really out there.
    Wilder whyte good fight someone is going to have a showcase ko in that one winner v Tyson josh done!

    • Nubz ,
      I am so glad you commented on this platform .
      You’re new to this aren’t you .
      You sound like a kind intelligent young man who is loyal to your country and culture .
      Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without exception .
      fury is a racist , certified criminally insane schitzophrenic , he has prematurely wore out his body from excess and abuse . He is I’ll mentally and physically .
      I kind of feel sorry for him because he was born into a boxing family and had no choice but to box . John fury beat him up for practice when he was a child .
      He is bisexual , just have a look at his body , bald from steroids , his liver is scared from serositis of the liver , his internal organs are wrapped in fat mucusoid plaque , a mess .
      Have a look at Deontay Wilder , he started at 21 years of age , metaled at the olympic games , knocked out every opponent placed before him to become WBC heavyweight champion , defended his belt 10 times in 5 years , was inducted into the canastonia New York international boxing Hall of fame .
      And look at his body , it’s healthy , he is always in shape his internal organs are clean . He is going to have a long career .
      fury is an inferior competitor , that’s why he always gets caught cheating until he can’t even box in the UK anymore .
      Get the f out of here with that imbecility claiming number one status .

  11. If there is any decency and commitment to the principals that founded this country a little over 200 years ago , Deontay Wilder will receive compensatory damages and repairing of his record .
    If not at least Deontay Wilder has the courage to speak out intelligently and rightfully so .

  12. Blue Collard greens ,
    And don’t tell me fury isn’t a racist and anyone who supports him .
    In the post fight interview fury was photographed doing the Nazi hand gesture .
    So get the f out of here .
    I am white but 100 percent American .

  13. First off Wilder didn’t want to fight Fury . Wilder didn’t want to fight Fury till after the agree upon date. Wilder Is a bully. Fury beat him like a dog. Wilder will lose to Whyte, or Ortiz. Wilder hasn’t changed one thing in his training. Wilder blamed everyone, but himself. Bully is now a has been.

    • Blue Collard greens ,
      You are full of sensationalism , and wishful thinking
      I congratulate and give you credit for having the gull to defend such a weak undefendable position . You have a lot of nerve and 0 credibility .
      Deontay Wilder fought fury when he wasn’t even a mandatory , at 50/50 .

    • Deontay Wilder is not a bully he is a professional boxer who believes the best should fight the best .
      Deontay Wilder has never been beat , not legitimately a bunch of cheating tactics with bare knuckle and glove tampering with metal objects loaded gloves

    • Blue Collard greens ,
      Deontay Wilder exersized the option rematch clause before the expiration date the fight hasn’t occured through no fault of Deontay Wilders .

    • Blue Collard greens ,
      It is fury who is the coward and bully .
      It’s okay to box because both people want to . It’s when fury cheated that the problem arises .
      Deontay Wilder didn’t agree or want to fight fury when fury is bare knuckle and Deontay Wilder has padding in his gloves .
      That’s what makes fury worst than a bully , it makes him a criminal guilty of attempted murder and wreck less endangerment and public safety hazard .
      This proven criminal racist should be fined and imprisoned rather than awarded fighter of the year .

  14. Deontay Wilder has fury in check , fury should never have opened his big mouth and cheated .
    We are supposed to hear something sometime next month in May , the fight between Deontay Wilder and fury could happen quickly , the negotiations and contract have been signed .

    • Nobody wants to see Luis Ortiz fight with Deontay Wilder again so why would we want to see Deontay Wilder vs fury ?

  15. Deontay Wilder is in litigation with fury . They’re all tied up in court . They aren’t available now .all of this carnival barking sideshow talk on the internet doesn’t matter .
    The WBC has not received any paperwork petitioning for a title defense .
    When the arbitration hearing presiding judge Stanley Allen Bastian rules in favor of the trilogy , fury will .
    1. Fight Deontay Wilder
    2. Vacate the belt again
    3. Stripped of the WBC belt
    4. Buy a WBC franchise belt
    5. Possibly fight a tune up with out the belt at stake .
    6. Create another alternative .

  16. Deontay Wilder is the most blatantly overtly avoided fighter there is . Heust be a dangerous fighter .

  17. This started when a. j. was avoiding a unification fight with Deontay Wilder .
    Eddie Hearns put Dillian Whyte up for distraction .
    All those claims of Dillian Whyte being the mandatory were false.dominique Brazeal was the mandatory .
    If Dillian Whyte and would fight Luis Ortiz he was guaranteed a dog at the title with Deontay Wilder. He declined .
    This ortiz must be a good fighter everyone except Deontay Wilder duck him .

  18. People know both a. j. and fury are fighting the easiest opponents they can get .
    Deontay Wilder is right again the best should fight the best Dillian Whyte , fury , and a. j. won’t fight Luis Ortiz . Ortiz loves like.a.fencern, he will break them all down at his old.age. so all you winnie’s are running , sprinting and making excuses for being what Deontay Wilder called cowards and Luis Ortiz called.pussies .

  19. They offered Andy Ruiz Luis Ortiz and Andy Ruiz turned it down for a tune up with chris Arriola .
    So fight old Luis Ortiz .

  20. So I’m supposed to believe that fury outwitted all of the WBC board committee , the sports casters alone had to be looking the other way with all the technology designed int the cameras these days . And there were more.cameras.than ever . The camera was shut off by fury .

  21. So Dillian Whyte should fight Luis Ortiz not Deontay Wilder .
    Deontay Wilder should fight fury . Force fury to fight Deontay Wilder .

  22. fury only knocked out 3 people since the inception of his professional boxing career , as soon as he puts metal in his gloves , all of a sudden. , he is a knockout artist . And bare knuckle fighting , this.is documented , you see bare knuckles through furys right glove , imprinted on the glove .

  23. This has already been through mediation it’s in arbitration now and if they can’t resolve this it will turn into an law suit filing .
    This has gotten to the point where Maricio Suliaman president of the WBC lay have to step in and don’t let that gentlemanly manner fool.you.he will strip the belt from fury it’s way passed a year and if the title isn’t defended in one year , it gets stripped no exceptions .

  24. Fury should be stripped of the WBC belt , fined , and imprisoned
    All Deontay Wilder wants is to fight now .
    Take that belt and force these fighters to defend it .
    .. Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without exception .

  25. There’s been plenty of big money fights .
    The WBC heavyweight title belt has not been defended the rules state the belt should be stripped ignite not defended in 12 months .
    a . j. fury is scheduled for September . That’s two years why does.fury get special treat

  26. Deontay Wilder exersized the option rematch clause before it’s expiration date and the fight didn’t happen through no fault of Deontay Wilder .

    • Deontay Wilder vs fury trilogy , Deontay Wilder things he is the best we will see .
      It doesn’t matter if fury cheated , he is a better boxer than Deontay Wilder is .

  27. Dillion Whyte should fight ortiz
    Deontay Wilder should fight fury
    Aj challenges the winner.
    Both Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz are being avoided .

  28. Luis Ortiz is so avoided none of the top fighters will fight him . Even though he is older . When he was younger no one dared right him .

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