Eddie Hearn reveals three fights Dillian Whyte would love after Alexander Povetkin bout is delayed again

DILLIAN WHYTE is on the lookout for another opponent while he waits for his rematch with Alexander Povetkin.

Eddie Hearn revealed the Body Snatcher wants to face Deontay Wilder, Andy Ruiz Jr or Luis Ortiz in the meantime.

Whyte has been desperate to rematch Povetkin since he lost his WBC interim title to the Russian in August.

The first scheduled date for the rematch in November was scrapped when Povetkin tested positive for Covid-19.

It was rearranged for January – but the fight has been delayed as Povetkin has been hospitalised for a second time with coronavirus.

Whyte is now on the lookout for a new opponent – and the Brixton bruiser has three big names in mind as he looks to bounce back from defeat.

Hearn revealed Derek Chisora is also an option – but he is believed to be eyeing a 2021 showdown with fellow Brit Joe Joyce.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Hearn said: "We will be reaching out to other players in the heavyweight division to see if they fancy it.

"I'd love to make Ruiz Jr vs Whyte, Wilder vs Whyte, Ortiz vs Whyte.

"Chisora is always ready. He another name to throw in the mix, potentially, for Whyte if the Povetkin fight is delayed.


"He is always in excellent fights, always entertaining, he is on a good form.

"But I really feel that Dillian needs to wipe that [defeat] off his record against Povetkin."

Speaking about the Povetkin rematch, Hearn added: "That fight was planned for January 30 and previously November 21.

"Povetkin does need more time recovering from Covid but not too long. We expect him to have a four-week delay.

"When I conveyed that news to Whyte it didn't go down very well!

"His first question was, 'Who else can we fight?'

"'Can we fight Luiz Ortiz, Deontay Wilder, Andy Ruiz Jr?'

"The answer is, 'Yes, any of those would be fantastic'.

"But he does want, more than anything, to avenge the defeat that he suffered at the hands of Povetkin.

"That is on his mind. So I said to him, 'I think you should wait [to fight Povetkin]."



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