Exclusive: A deal has been agreed for Dillian Whyte's next opponent

Eddie Hearn has revealed he wants Dillian Whyte to face Chris Arreola despite reaching an agreement with Jermaine Franklin.

The 'Bodysnatcher' will return for the first time since his dominant victory over Alexander Povetkin in March at London's O2 Arena on October 30.

Former world champion duo Andy Ruiz Jr. and Charles Martin have been linked with a showdown against Whyte. However, it appears it will be either Arreola or Franklin who takes on the Brixton boxer next.

Despite having held the WBC mandatory challenger slot for more than 500 days, Whyte was unable to secure a world title shot against Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury.

Whyte lost his position in a crushing defeat to Povetkin last year but is back at number one with the WBC rankings.

President Mauricio Suliaman told Planet Sport they were prioritising a potential undisputed clash next year over installing a mandatory challenger

An announcement will be made in due course by Hearn, who will broadcast the heavyweight's fight live and exclusive to DAZN.

"I like the Arreola fight if I'm being honest, he wants Andy Ruiz. I think they had a good fight last time out and Whyte against Arreola would be a war for however long it lasts," Hearn exclusively told Planet Sport.

"The EBU have ordered him to fight Marco Huck which was a bit of a strange one which we didn't expect. Jermain Franklyn has actually signed an agreement to fight Dillian Whyte, 20-0, from America but I think from those guys - from a profile perspective and the US - I would choose Arreola."

DAZN increase subscription price

Initially starting at £1.99, DAZN's monthly price will rise to £7.99 later this month as they move onto the next chapter of their vision.

The package will include shows from around the world, including international fights that include Gennadiy Golovkin's next bout.

Prior to Fight Camp, fans had the chance to watch Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez unify the super middleweight division against Billy Joe Saunders and Ryan Garcia's win over Luke Campbell. Hearn believes fans are getting value for money.

"I think anyone with half a brain cell would know that £1.99 was an introductory price. Some people thought it would go to £9.99," Hearn said.

"Obviously, Saturday is a huge night as well so is Liverpool with Smith-Fowler and the undercard but the key is when you have a Dillian Whyte night that is £20 with Sky is now £7.99 for the same product but also with a month full of fights as well.

"There's another big show to be announced in December and in November as well. The key is to produce those fights that would have been Sky PPV as part of your monthly requirement. Of course, we're doing that with Dillian Whyte.

"I think Saturday's close, Smith-Fowler is a great fight not a pay-per-view fight, but still a great card. Another 'pay-per-view fight' coming in December so that's when you start looking at value and again our US schedule which something will be announced Saturday on-air and also November and December as well.

"Next week we're in Austria for Filip Hrgovic, Dalton Smith is on in Austia, John Ryder, it's every week and that's what we want to get to with DAZN which is having a show every single weekend."

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