Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker Confirmed
Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker Confirmed by Eddie Hearn.
Whyte has been after a world title shot for a long time and now things are looking up. The fight between Whyte and Joseph Parker, who lost his WBO title to heavyweight Anthony Joshua a few months ago has been confirmed.
It will take place at the O2 Arena on July 28.
Whyte has had his eye on Deontay Wilder having openly expressed his willingness to fight the American. After gaining a succession of wins against former challengers but to avail.
Next, Whyte turned his attention to Kubrat Pulev hoping for a final eliminator bout, again his plans failed to materialise.
Finally, after reconsidering his remaining options, Joseph Parker seemed like the best way forward. And parker readily agreed.
Promoter Eddie Hearn also made it known that it was still possible for Dillian Whyte to fight Anthony Joshua. Eddie Hearn this made it clear that Whyte still had a chance at a world title.
Hearn said, “Although he wants to become the mandatory, he’s also the perfect guy to create a big fight for Anthony Joshua in the UK, and the more impressive performances Dillian Whyte puts together, the more he’s knocking on that door.
Hearn also went ahead to say, “I think regardless of whether Dillian Becomes a mandatory or not, he’s going to get his shot at Anthony Joshua.”
For Joseph Parker, since losing the WBO title to AJ, he has only been receiving smaller fights. But his promoter David Higgins challenged the other British heavyweights to go up against Parker as well.
The fight could work well in favour of Joseph Parker. If he beats Whyte, he will have made a point that he is back in the game and after a world title.
“Whoever wins this is going to be cemented at the top, to be challenging for world titles, so it’s a very important fight”, said Parker in an interview with Sky Sports.
If Whyte comes out on top, he will be a step closer towards his title fight against AJ. In Fact, Dillian plans to end Joshua’s streak of wins.
Whatever the outcome, both Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker stand to gain a lot from this match. Dignified as ever Parker said, “credit to my promoter and Eddie Hearn for getting this deal done in 48hours, and credit to Dillian Whyte for accepting it right away.