Dillian Whyte can be in with a danger of taking up American WBC champion Deontay Wilder before the quiet of the yr, in line with promoter Eddie Hearn, the Metro record.
The Body Snatcher loved a satisfactory 2018, defeating Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker, and Dereck Chisora, setting him in the rivalry for some other name fight.
However, the majority of the boxing world are hopeful of seeing a unification clash between Wilder and any other of Hearn’s customers, Anthony Joshua.
The pair nearly agreed on a deal to satisfy remaining summer, however, a breakdown in negotiations saw Joshua face Alexander Povetkin, while Wilder took on Tyson Fury.
And with the pair failing to comply with taking on each other this summertime, both Joshua and Wilder have now made plans.
The Brit will take on Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller in his first stateside bout, at the same time as Wilder will meet fellow American Dominic Breazeale.
Rumors were circling regarding Joshua and Wilder ultimately assembly before the end of the yr, with the American revealing he might agree to a fight if he was surpassed a 50/50 purse split.
However, promoter Hearn slammed Wilder’s claims, revealing he doesn’t deserve a 50/50 cut up.
He doesn’t deserve 50-50 in my opinion, then it’s up to AJ to say if you have to give it to him [so be it].
This is a man who doesn’t sound to me like he actually wants a fight.
Maybe he’s announcing that due to the fact he knows he gained’t get it, or he shouldn’t get it.
Let him combat Breazeale, deal with that fight against Breazeale, don’t get beat in that combat.
Hearn then added how Whyte should well be an ability option for Wilder after the conflict against Breazeale.
And through the manner, Dillian Whyte will probably be his obligatory anyway.
So he’s either going to ought to combat AJ or Dillian Whyte, maybe no intervening bouts with Dillian, and so he’s were given to combat Dillian next.
One element looks sure, Wilder will clearly face off towards either Joshua, Whyte or Fury earlier than the cease of 2019.
PHILADELPHIA – Ray Robinson might’ve achieved sufficient Saturday night to definitively dispose of one of Bob Arum’s few potential combatants for Terence Crawford.
Egidjius Kavaliauskas, who’s promoted by Arum’s Top Rank Inc., nevertheless managed to walk away with a majority attract Robinson’s place of birth. Robinson, a tall southpaw, on occasion used his jab, instantly left hand and movement to counteract Kavaliauskas, however handiest one decide scored their 10-round ESPN co-characteristic for Robinson at 2300 Arena.
Judge Rose Lacend scored the movement ninety seven-ninety three in prefer of Philadelphia’s Robinson. She was overruled through the two different judges, Dave Braslow and Kevin Morgan, every of whom scored they come across even (ninety five-ninety five).
“I received the combat, and I won it truly,” Kavaliauskas said. “The judges did now not agree, and I can’t manipulate what combat they have been looking. I still want to fight for an international title because I don’t forget this fight a victory. I am nonetheless undefeated, and I realize I can beat all of the champions within the welterweight department.”
This combat represented an crucial test for the heavily preferred Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs), who should’ve been Crawford’s next opponent if Crawford defeats Amir Khan on April 20 at Madison Square Garden.
More than anything, Top Rank’s matchmakers had to decide how Lithuania’s Kavaliauskas would fare in opposition to a southpaw. Crawford technically is an orthodox boxer, but the WBO welterweight champion fights from a southpaw stance the general public of the time.
At 5-ft-eight, Crawford is set two inches shorter than the five-toes-10 Robinson. Kavaliauskas frequently had a hassle getting in the taller, rangier Robinson’s jab.
According to unofficial CompuBox punch stats, Kavaliauskas landed 18 more normal punches than Robinson (88-of-432 to 70-of-527). CompuBox credited Kavaliauskas for landing greater energy punches (sixty one-of-191 to forty one-of-129) and Robinson for connecting on more jabs (29-of-398 to 27-of-241).