Dillian Whyte Unfazed By Anthony Joshua

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The hype surrounding big punching British heavyweight Anthony Joshua shows no signs of abating, with the debate and speculation surrounding his next potential opponent thriving across social media.

One name repeatedly linked to the knockout artist is Brixton heavyweight Dillian Whyte, who floored Joshua 6 years ago in their amateur days, en route to earning a scrappy points decision over four undisciplined rounds.

It was “The Villain’s” first amateur contest – and since that evening in 2009, the two men’s careers have gone in contrasting directions, yet now look set to come full circle later this year, possibly in September on Eddie Hearn’s O2 Arena show.

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The Next Step For Anthony Joshua ? Dillian Whyte Clash Inches Closer

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The fire of excitement surrounding London 2012 gold medallist Anthony Joshua, from both the hardcore fight fans and those who follow the sport a little less closely, has been burning intensely for months now – and following his seemingly effortless destruction of Kevin Johnson last weekend, expectation and interest in the Watford star has reached a career high level.

Arguably the freshest, strongest and most talented heavyweight prospect that the UK has seen since the days of Lennox Lewis (who won his Olympic gold for Canada), those growing more and more convinced he will – over the next 18 months/2 years – develop into the finished article, are now left with an awkward situation on their hands, asking the same questions as promoter Eddie Hearn.

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Dillian Whyte Injured, Off 24th April Card In Corby

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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.

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More Heartache For Dillian Whyte

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..”

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Dillian Whyte to enter the increasingly interesting UK Heavyweight scene

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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.

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