Eddie Hearn, the promoter of the owner of the temporary WBC heavyweight title Dillian Whyte, said that he is not averse to seeing the next opponent of the British veteran of the ring from the United States Chris Arreola.
While that’s not exactly what you would call a ‘big fight,’ it’s probably the best Whyte can hope for.
Arreola (38-7-1, 33 KOs) is 40-years-old and is coming off of consecutive losses to Andy Ruiz Jr and Adam Kownacki.
Clearly, Arreola’s best days are well behind him in the rearview mirror, but his name is recognizable to the casual boxing fans in the United States.
“I think we’ve kind of established as well that he’s [Whyte] is going to fight once this year.
“So rather than try and fight once in September and then, let’s get the right fight, a bigger fight around October, and we’ll work on that,” Hearn said about wanting a high-quality opponent for Dillian’s next fight.
“There’s a number of fights [for Whyte]. I mean, we quite like the [Chris] Arreola fight. And I spoke to [manager] Luis DeCubas and a few people.
“I know Jermaine Franklin has been mentioned before. And I think Dillian wants a REAL fight, and that’s [Arreola] a fun fight,” said Hearn on Whyte’s potential next opponent for October.