Boxing back on Sky Sports in the UK for the first time in a long time is bringing Dillian Whyte a whole new fan base keen to see the big hitting Brixton man square off against Anthony Joshua for the British heavyweight title in December.
Joshua boxes Scotland’s Gary Cornish for the vacant Commonwealth strap on September 12th and Whyte will feature on the undercard – certain that he needs a decent test after obliterating Irineu Costa Jnr within a round last weekend. Both New Zealand knockout artist Joseph Parker and the big-hitting David Price took longer to do the job against the Brazilian fighter.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Whyte expressed a desire to fight new European champion Erkan Teper, who recently pole-axed the aforementioned Price inside two rounds in Germany, although he concedes the match-up is unlikely to materialize;
Speaking about what Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn is lining up for him on the Joshua/Cornish card, he said;
“We had a phone call this morning, but still no opponent yet,” he said. “There are still a couple of names that we are going through. Hopefully we will have something sorted in the next week or so.
“They are guys like Johann Duhaupas and Edmund Gerber, and a few other guys. That sort of level of opposition.
“Erkan Teper is in the mix as well, but I doubt he will fight though seeing as he just won the belt. That is probably his last fight for this year maybe, so we will see what happens.