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Dillian Whyte: It’s ridiculous Deontay Wilder wants third fight with Tyson Fury

Whyte says there’s nothing Wilder can change to make a third fight work in his favor.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Deontay Wilder has exercised his contractual rematch clause to enforce a third fight with Tyson Fury, now being looked at for October, but clearly not everybody thinks that’s a great idea. Count fellow heavyweight Dillian Whyte among those individuals who believe that Wilder not only really lost in his first fight with Fury, but considering the way he lost the rematch as well, a third fight will probably deliver more of the same.

“Yes, it’s ridiculous, considering he lost the first fight. I think Tyson Fury is better than him in every department. What’s he going to change now that he hasn’t changed in the past 12-15 years? Nothing, he’s going to change nothing.”

Whyte would continue by saying that WIlder has a poor jab, a weak neck, bad balance, and that his power doesn’t actually live up to its reputation, and that’s pretty much why he thinks Wilder has been avoiding him.

“Now you know why the coward ran away from me for so long. I was his No 1 challenger since 2017, yet he never wanted to fight me and ducked and swerved my rightful shot for 900 days, pathetically hiding behind the WBC and begging them to allow him to fight anyone but me. I would have destroyed him and he knows it.”

In the meantime Whyte is gearing up for a fight against Alexander Povetkin scheduled for May 2nd, but that’s obviously very much in doubt at this point.

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