By Barry Holbrook Dillian Whyte has four names on his list of targets that he wants him to face before he leaves boxing. Whyte’s top targets (27-3, 19KOs) are rematches with Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua, who both knocked him out.
Fans are not interested in Whyte fighting Fury again after seeing how Fury beat him last April.
Given the fact that Whyte lost two of his four fights in the last four, one would think his chances of getting a fight against Fury or Usyk are practically zero.
Eddie Hearn has already made plans to use Whyte as a tune up against Joshua. That’ll be a big payday for Whyte, but let’s not get things twisted. Joshua will benefit from Dillian’s selection by Hearn.
If Whyte was considered a risky fight for Joshua, Hearn wouldn’t likely make the fight.
Whyte, 34, also wants to challenge IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and former WBC champ Deontay Wilder.
Whyte will face Jermaine, a low-ranked fringe candidate, for the moment. He is currently live on DAZN from the Ovo Arena, London, England.
“Jermaine Franklin, Joshua, Wilder, Fury, Usyk, and then I’ll have fought everyone there is to fight in my era,” said Dillian Whyte to talkSPORT Boxing when asked who he wants to fight before retiring.
“I don’t know. I have to feel how my body feels. I’m still young, I’m still feeling good,” Whyte said when asked if he can fight another four more years.
“The one thing that’s good about not having a lot of amateur fights is I don’t have a lot of mileage on the clock.
“I’m fighting an undefeated guy. Fighting an undefeated man is one of the most difficult things on the planet. He doesn’t know how to lose, and he has a lot of self-belief.
“Sometimes these guys are erratic, and they do wild things. He’s a big guy, and he has a bit of power as well. He says he’s going to knock me out and stuff. That kind of talk is my favorite.
“It’s a funny one. I’m glad because Fury is punching holes in him,” said Whyte about Franklin working with Tyson Fury.