Undefeated South London puncher Dillian Whyte (14-0,11ko) has been forced to pull out of a scheduled appearance on a card in Corby, Northants after pulling a ligament in his hand in training.
The rising prospect, who famously holds an amateur victory over Olympic starlet Anthony Joshua (11-0, 11ko) had initially been struggling to find an opponent after experienced Russian, Dennis Bakhtov (39-10,26ko) agreed to the fight then pulled out.
It’s another setback for the avoided fighter who is currently making a decision about promotional representation in order to start forcing the issue in terms of getting guys to fight him. Scotland’s undefeated Gary Cornish (20-0,11ko) also recently pulled out of a British title eliminator with Whyte and this injury setback is another bump in an already rocky road. Continue reading
It appears that British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte (14-0,11 Ko’s) has experienced yet more heartache in his quest to get relevant fights, announcing that his proposed appearance on 24th April in Corby, Northants, UK is in jeopardy after experienced Russian contender Dennis Bakhtov (39-10,26ko) pulled out of fighting him.
Whyte announced on his twitter, above a picture of Bakhtov: “I was meant to fight this guy on the 24th in Corby. He said yes to the fight, then bottled it! #jokers..” Continue reading
UK heavyweight Dillian Whyte fought his first decent heavyweight in Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (17-8-0 15KO) on 7th February 2015. Whyte made short work of the Brazilian heavyweight in getting him out of there in the second round.
Whyte has not been getting the same attention as Anthony Joshua, but is a decent prospect in his own right. This was the fastest Nascimento had been stopped and should propel Whyte into some better fights. I think this is the kind of performance which give him and his team the confidence to pursue some better opposition. Continue reading
Mickey Helliet’s ‘Let Battle Commence’ show on Friday night features the return of the heavyweight puncher who’s on a collision course with Anthony Joshua. Continue reading
Dillian ‘the villain’ Whyte’s trajectory has been both an upward one, and a very rapid one. 2012 has been his breakthrough year, with an impressive six wins out of six fights under his belt; all but one by way of a KO or TKO. He remains undefeated as a professional and his amazing year will come to a head when he fights John McDermott for the vacant English heavyweight title on the David Price undercard.
The phrase ‘rising star’ gets bandied around a lot these days, but in the case of Dillian Whyte, it is certainly an apt one. Managed by Joe Long, founders of Fighters Inc, Whyte has only being fighting professionally for 18 short months and is already going for his first title belt. Continue reading