Dillian Whyte is unlike many boxers in the heavyweight division in the sense that he’s willing to fight anyone and everyone.
In a division that is heavily dominated by politics, with WBC champion Deontay Wilder seemingly not willing to give unified champ Anthony Joshua the chance to becoming the undisputed king of the division, Whyte has been putting in the work over the last three years.
Whyte Deserves A Chance
Whyte, 31, had won 16 out of 16 fights until he stepped into the ring with AJ, and while The Body Snatcher gave Joshua a tough test, he was knocked out in the 7th round. That defeat didn’t deter Whyte, instead it made him more determined, and since then he’s had 9 fights and won all 9. This has seen Whyte work his way up the rankings with the WBC, WBA and WBO but he still hasn’t been granted the title shot he’s rightly earned.
Ready And Waiting
It’s often the case for boxers to work themselves into mandatory positions, and then to sit back and wait for the bout to be ordered by the respective organisations. Working your way to the top and then taking a fight and losing can have disastrous consequences, but that hasn’t put Whyte off as he continues to stay active and take big fights.
Oscar Rivas In July
In his last three fights, Whyte has fought two former world champions in Lucas Browne, who he demolished in just 6 rounds, and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker. Last time out, Whyte took on fierce rival Dereck Chisora once again, winning the gruelling fight by knockout in the 11th. Next up for Whyte is a July fight against Columbian Oscar Rivas who’s another top 10 heavyweight with all four organisations. While Whyte is determined to stay active and take on all comers, surely it should be the likes on Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua he’s facing off against next?
There’s always politics in boxing, and none more so than that which surrounds the WBC and their current champion Deontay Wilder. Wilder, who has so far failed to agree to a unification fight with Anthony Joshua, is fighting Dominic Breazeale next, a man ranked fourth with the organisation. Whyte has been top of the pile with the WBC for a while, but after a fight between Whyte and Breazeale was ordered to determine who would fight Wilder for the WBC belt, it was then scrapped. Now Breazele and Wilder will fight it out on May 18.
It’s Just A Matter Of Time
While Whyte is signed to Matchroom on a fight by fight basis, with AJ also being a part of the same stable, the agree terms for a bout this summer, with suggestion that Matchroom wanted AJ to crack the USA after their link up with Dazn. This has ultimately left Whyte in limbo, with promoter Eddie Hearn and Dillian Whyte trying to resolve the situation with WBC chief Mauricio Sulaiman. Whyte will undoubtedly get his title shot, it’s just a matter of when. If there was less politics in boxing, it’s likely he would already be champion.