DEONTAY WILDER has sent Dillian Whyte a warning by telling the Brit to be “careful what you ask for” with the WBC champ claiming their fight is “going to come”.
WBC No1 ranked challenger Whyte, 31, has long vied for a crack at Wilder’s belt having worked the last two years to become mandatory – although until now the world title shot has eluded the Brit.
This year Whyte was again overlooked by the WBC as they called Dominic Breazeale to fight Wilder, 33, as mandatory after the rematch between Tyson Fury and the Bronze Bomber collapsed.
Alabama’s heavyweight champ told Tha Boxing Voice that Whyte will get his day – but warned the Brit he will repeat his devastating first round KO of Breazeale.
Wilder said: “The Dillian Whyte fight is going to come. If he keeps winning, there ain’t going to be no way around it.
“When it does happen, he’s going to be like a Dominic Breazeale. Be careful what you ask for young man, you just might get it.”
Whyte faces unbeaten Oscar Rivas on July 13 and promoter Eddie Hearn hopes to push the WBC to call it as a final eliminator for Wilder’s title.
While Wilder still waits in the wings for heavyweight giants Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury – who both fight in America next month.
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Two weeks later Fury, who was unlucky not to get the decision against Wilder in December, will face little-known Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas.
Wilder is expected to rematch Luis Ortiz in his next fight, though the American’s co-manager Shelly Finkel told SunSport he is in contact with Joshua, Fury and the Cuban’s team regarding blockbuster fights.
The veteran boxing chief revealed Wilder’s future involving the trio of opponents will be revealed in just two weeks.