Whyte missed with a big right hand. He takes on tough Russian Alexander Povetkin this weekend in the biggest bout since boxing returned from its COVID-19 lockdown. Browne suffered a cut over his left eye in round three, which got worse with each round. An official press conference followed a few hours later. [68] Whyte defeated Ivica Bacurin via KO. [18] Whyte made his professional MMA debut on 6 December 2008,[19] at the Ultimate Challenge MMA, on the James McSweeney vs. Neil Grove undercard, where he defeated Mark Stroud with a hugely destructive right cross only 12 seconds into the round;[20] ultimately winning by knockout (KO) at The Troxy. At regional level, he has held multiple heavyweight titles, including the British title from 2016 to 2017. IBF rules state, for a final eliminator, the higher ranked boxer, in this case Pulev, would get 75% ($1,125,083.25) and Whyte would earn $375,027.75 for the fight. [111][112] On 6 June, although the Whyte vs. Pulev fight was not off the table, it was heavily rumoured via multiple sources that Whyte would instead fight Luis Ortiz in a WBC final eliminator. 0 cm Weight. [94] The talks eventually broke down. Debut, Title Shot Targeted in The Fall - Boxing News", "Dillian Whyte vs. Michael Grant Set For August 19, Says Hearn - Boxing News", "Dillian Whyte To Face Malcolm Tann on Crawford-Indongo - Boxing News", "Crawford-Indongo Results: Jennings, Whyte Get TKO Wins - Boxing News", "Crawford vs Indongo: Dillian Whyte blasts past Malcolm Tann on American debut", "Lucas Browne, Hatton Turn Down Whyte Fight on Joshua Card - Boxing News", "Euro News: Kabayel-Chisora, Whyte-Helenius, Braehmer-Brant - Boxing News", "Hearn wants Dillian Whyte vs. Dominic Breazeale » Boxing News", "Joshua vs Pulev: Dominic Breazeale happy to fight Dillian Whyte in UK", "Joshua vs Pulev: Dillian Whyte to face Robert Helenius at Principality Stadium on October 28", "Dillian Whyte Dominates Robert Helenius in Lackluster Bout - Boxing News", "Joshua vs Takam: Dillian Whyte defeats Robert Helenius", "Whyte vs Browne: Dillian Whyte faces Lucas Browne at The O2 on March 24, live on Sky Sports", "Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne Finalized For March 24 at O2", "Dillian Whyte knocks out Lucas Browne in sixth round in London", "Whyte vs Browne: Dillian Whyte defeats Lucas Browne with explosive sixth-round knockout", "Dillian Whyte Knocks Lucas Browne Out Cold in Sixth Round", "Hearn: How Did WBC Order Whyte-Ortiz, Wilder-Breazeale Next? Jarrell Miller was also considered an option before he booked himself a fight with Mariusz Wach in New York. [10], Whyte was born in Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica, on 11 April 1988.

[32], The next fight for Whyte was against veteran journeyman Hastings Rasani on 21 January 2012 at the Liverpool Olympia in Liverpool. On 12 January 2019, Whyte revealed that he had turned down a "severe lowball" offer from Joshua to fight him in a rematch. The world heavyweight division is awash with star names at the moment and Dillian Whyte is staking his claim to be right among them. Whyte's WBC Silver title would be at stake.

Derek Chisora, who knocked out Carlos Takam on the undercard, was mentioned, however Whyte stated he was not interested as he 'had bigger fish to fry'. Sometimes you've just got to take opportunities when they come.

The IBF gave them until 24 May. [11] His paternal grandfather was an Irishman named Patrick Whyte, who emigrated to Jamaica from Dublin, Ireland.

Dillian Whyte (born 11 April 1988) is a British professional boxer. He held the WBC interim heavyweight title from 2019 until August 2020. bare-knuckle boxing?

In a contest in which both fighters were hurt, with Chisora and Whyte showing a lot of heart, Whyte won via split decision (SD). Whyte has also fought professionally in mixed martial The three judges scored the fight unanimously 115–110, 114–111, and 113–112 in favour of Whyte. [12][13] Of his early life Whyte has spoken of performance in academia at school in England, while adding: "I had no schooling at all when I lived in Jamaica." Referee Ian John Lewis made the count. [75] As a result, the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) withdrew their sanction of the fight and the British title would not be at stake. [114], On the morning of 7 June, it was confirmed that Whyte would instead fight former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24–1, 18 KOs) on 28 July at The O2 Arena in London on Sky Box Office. He knocked out the American in the third round in September 2015 to win the WBC Silver International heavyweight title. Whyte won by KO in the eleventh round, from a powerful left hook. However, just 30 seconds into the following round, Povetkin landed an uppercut which left Whyte flat on his back, prompting the referee to call an immediate halt to the contest. After hearing this, Chisora came out saying 'No one wants to see that [Whyte-Ortiz]', that he was 'the Money Man' and Whyte should fight him if he wants to earn more money.
He appeared hurt again in the second round but was able to catch Joshua with a counterpunch and follow it up, leaving Joshua visibly shaken. Whyte claimed the Joshua fight "was dead" and he was to look at other options, including a potential fight with Dominic Breazeale for the WBC interim title, but Breazeale challenged Deontay Wilder for the world title. Since then, Whyte has returned to winning ways with two victories over Dereck Chisora and impressive displays against Robert Helenius, Lucas Browne and Joseph Parker. Alias: The Body Snatcher – Russian Vityaz.

He fought Tayar Mehmed and won via points decision (PTS) in the fourth round, obtaining the decision of 40–36. We have to force the shot and after that performance, he deserves the shot." ", "Larry Olubamiwo: I've got Lennox Lewis on my side", "Dillian Whyte.

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It appeared that he had a nose problem that caused the fight to be halted. Whyte was rocked by Rivas a few times but came back quickly with his own combinations that made Rivas cover up and in the ninth-round Rivas dropped Whyte which he blamed on him crossing his legs while backing up. Whyte won the bout but was later stripped of the win due to testing positive for banned substances. [24][25][26][27] He had stated prior to the fight that his trainer Chris Okoh admitted that the decision to agree to the fight was then considered a risk,[28] albeit ultimately accepting the fight to which Whyte had stated, "But I said I'd take it. I'm very excited to be fighting in Belfast", "The only man to drop Joshua has an Irish Grandfather and is excited about Belfast debut", "Heavyweight boxer Tom Dallas training hard ahead of Zack Page fight at Medway Park", "Neil Grove - New Ultimate Challenge Heavyweight Champion", "Ultimate Challenge UK Bad Breed Results", "Pain and Glory 'Underground' emerges from the shadows - results!! [137][138] On 22 October, Whyte told Sky Sports that Chisora needed to sign a deal quick or he would look at other options. [116][117] Three days before the fight, it was confirmed a sell-out. If you thought the UFC brass couldn't get more republican, Sean O’Malley needed a stretcher vs Chito, Khabib sends a peaceful religious message, Rafael Cordeiro: Mike Tyson ‘Talking About Fighting for the Title’, Fight Facts: Legacy Fighting Alliance 'Phase 3', The Bellator MMA Middleweight Title: A Visual History, Forgotten Fights of Yesteryear: Chuck Liddell vs. After round six, Whyte began to show fatigue. The reason for this was because Parker's team believed the head clash in round two, which dropped Parker to the canvas, affected the scorecards as well as Parker's performance during the middle rounds. There was no immediate mention as to when the fight would be rescheduled for. Helenius. On 4 October Hearn revealed he was interested in getting Dominic Breazeale to fight Whyte, where the winner could potentially fight the winner of the Wilder vs. Stiverne rematch. [74] The fight was slated to be Whyte's first defence of the British heavyweight title he won against Lewison. Dillian Whyte (/ˈdɪliːən/; born 11 April 1988) is a British professional boxer, and former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. [50], On 20 December 2014, Whyte scored another TKO win, this time over heavyweight hope Kamil Sokolowski in three rounds at the City Hall in Hull. [66] Whyte was rocked again in the seventh round from a heavy right hand to the temple. [123][124], Standing together, speaking to Sky Sports after the fight, Whyte gave Parker credit, "He was slick and I knew he was going to fight for the first few rounds, then come back in the final few rounds. The world title fight was ultimately given to mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne for 4 November.

[41], In its first instance decision, the NADP found that Whyte failed to seek professional or medical advice before using the supplement Jack3d, which he had bought over the counter from a nutritional supplement shop. In round ten, Lewison turned his back to started blowing his nose. Whyte started off well and controlled the fight in the first four rounds, knocking Povetkin down twice in the fourth round. Title... De Ridder Submits Aung La, Lee Smashes Lapicus at One ‘Inside the... Gegard Mousasi Captures Vacant Middleweight Title In Bellator 250 Whyte got to his feet and survived the remaining seconds of the fight. Pictures: One Championship ‘Inside the Matrix’, Shoop that Incredulous Cormier / Drug Wars.

Two judges scoring the fight 115–113 and 115–114 for Whyte, and one scoring 115–114 in favour of Chisora. He looked very rusty as he took the fight on 3 weeks notice. Right now her original high 1.93 m inches and Weight 65 KG. I've still got a lot to learn, so I would like to get one more in before him again." The fight was to take place live on Sky Sports and would also feature younger talents including Reece Bellotti, Ted Cheeseman and Lawrence Okolie. Whyte had luck in the early rounds, catching Chisora, but Chisora continued to work away, and received two warnings for low blows on Whyte, which arguably switched the tempo of the fight. He knocked out the American in the third round in September 2015 to win the WBC Silver International heavyweight title. On the 20 July 2019, Whyte and Rivas fought for the vacant WBC interim heavyweight title. Main Event, Dana White Expects Khabib Nurmagomedov Will Return to Try to Become [87] Whyte knocked Tann down four times en route to winning the fight via TKO in round three. [77][78], In April 2017 it was announced that Whyte would headline a card at The O2 Arena on 3 June 2017. He is the current WBC Silver International heavyweight champion.

Are you looking at Dillian Whyte height and Weight? And it was going well, because I knew it was my best chance in life. Many media outlets announced the fight. 30-0, Weekend Boxing Knockouts Roundup: Nov. 1, 2020, After the Quake: Game Planning the Future of 155 Pounds, Opinion: The UFC Is Bad at Promoting (And Three Ways to Fix It), Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings. Whyte grew up in Brixton, London and fought at Miguel's Boxing Gym. His win over Wach last time out came on the undercard for Joshua’s rematch victory over Andy Ruiz Jr, a card which Povetkin was also on. He held the WBC interim heavyweight title from 2019 until August 2020. [31] Whyte ultimately won by PTS in the fourth round, obtaining the decision of 40–37. In what was expected to be a tough fight for Whyte, the fight went the full ten-round distance.