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Dillian Whyte reveals why he wants to fight Deontay Wilder in Alabama

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Ever since Dillian Whyte regained his WBC interim status, the British heavyweight boxer has been on a pursuit of calling out the former world champion Deontay Wilder to face him in the ring.

After he avenged his loss against Alexander Povetkin last month and won back his interim belt, Whyte has been outspoken on squaring off against Wilder, who himself has been out of action since biting the dust against Tyson Fury in February last year.

Whyte wants to fight Wilder in Alabama to “make him feel secure”

On 27th March, Whyte came out victorious in his Povetkin rematch in Gibraltar after he lost his green and gold belt to the Russian back in August last year when the faced each other for the first time.

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Before he can land a chance at a world title, Whyte has been eager to step inside the ring against Wilder, who is now more than a year away from the ring since losing his WBC title against Fury, and believes the fight to be highly anticipated.

“I think the public demand for the Wilder fight is already there, to be honest,” Whyte said in an interview with Sky Sports, “there’s a lot of demand for it already. But fighting in America doesn’t hurt and it does increase the profile and the interest, and a different fan base and following. It would be good to get a big fight in America in the summer.”

Results and highlights: Whyte dominates, stops Povetkin in rematch - Bad  Left Hook
Dillian Whyte stomped Alexander Povetkin last month to regain his WBC interim status. (Image Courtesy: Matchroom Boxing)

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All that being said, Whyte wants to raise the bar for himself and take the fight to Alabama, where Wilder hails from so he feels right at home.

“I’ll fight Wilder in Alabama, if that’s what is going to make him feel secure and safe enough to take the fight,” the 32-year-old Briton went on, “if he wants, he can have the home judges, his hometown, whatever. I don’t care. I’d even fight him in his own home, the kitchen, the garage, the garden, wherever. I just want to get hold of him and hurt him.”

“I’m going to go to fight, I’m going to give it my all, and be the best I can be. I always come to fight and leave it all in the ring. I’m coming for war. I’m coming to put on a destructive display. Wherever the fight is, whatever is going on, I’m cool,” added Whyte.

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