Dillian Whyte lost to Tyson Fury by technical knockout in the sixth round, thus recording the third defeat in his professional career. After that defeat, Whyte did not perform, but the undefeated Jermaine Franklin is waiting for him next weekend.
Tyson Fury routinely defeated Whyte earlier this year to defend his WBC heavyweight belt, and Whyte did so by defeating Alexander Povetkin and avenging a loss just half a year after their first meeting. But the fight against Fury did not go as Whyte had hoped.
He was defeated in the sixth round, but he still believes that he didn't show everything he could in that match.
Dillian Whyte seeks a rematch
“You know, I want to get back into title contention and obviously get a rematch with Fury at some point,” Whyte said.
“I got hit with a good shot,” Whyte said. “It’s boxing, you get hurt. I’ve been down in fights before and gotten back up. He hit me with a good shot, pushed me over, and when he pushed me over I ended up f---ing twisting two ligaments in my foot, which obviously I had to take some time off.
That’s why I haven’t fought since. “So you know obviously the Boxing Board (BBBofC) didn’t follow their rules because when you go down after the bell, they’re allowed to stop the fight, they’re allowed to send you to the corner and send a doctor to intervene, if you beat the ten count.
They didn’t do that. They just stopped the fight, which was a massive breach [of protocol]. It is what it is. It’s boxing. These things happen. I choose to move on”. Whyte has a new match next weekend (November 26) against the undefeated Jermaine Franklin (21-0, 14 KOs), for whom Whyte will definitely be the biggest challenge in his career so far.
In his last appearance, he defeated Rodney Moore, and in the match before that, he defeated Milas' last opponent, Pavel Soura.