It has just been announced that Dillian Whyte will face Joseph Parker at The O2 on July 28. Dillian Whyte will be locking horns with the former WBO Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker who lost his title to the British Heavyweight Boxer Anthony Joshua earlier in the year, in a Heavyweight Unification bout.
Both Whyte and Parker have one blemish on their professional career, courtesy of the reigning IBF, WBA and WBO Heavyweight Champion AJ.
Dillian Whyte in reaction to the latest development said, “There’s going to be blood, pain and a knockout. I’m bang up for this. He’s a good fighter but he didn’t show much courage against Joshua, hopefully, he’ll be a bit more adventurous and come to have a fight against me.
I like challenges and I rise to them, this is a big fight and I’ll be training very hard as always. There’s a massive incentive there to try and stop him. We’re back at The O2, it’s always a great atmosphere inside the arena and I’ll be looking to get a similar result to my last fight there.”
On the other hand, the former WBO Heavyweight, who lost his title to AJ said, “We’ve both been in with AJ. One of us ended the fight on our feet, the other didn’t. That pretty much speaks for itself.
I’m really looking forward to fighting Dillian. He’s got a big mouth and says some funny things – and he’s also highly entertaining in the ring. It’ll be an incredible fight. There’s no doubt about that. I’m really happy with how things have worked out. I know it took a lot of hard work from my team to get this over the line.”