What Next for Dillian Whyte after Beating Joseph Parker?
What Next for Dillian Whyte after Beating Joseph Parker? Whyte is now highly ranked and is in line for a world title shot.
Dillian Whyte’s performance against New Zealander Joseph Parker can only be described as an epic work of sheer determination and effort.
From the onset, it was clear that things were not to be rosy for either boxer, with Parker dominating most of the initial rounds.
It was, by all standards, a thrilling, engaging, and dramatic fight that kept fans at the edge of their seats.
In the end, Whyte triumphed with a points victory over Parker. So, what next for the former British-based heavyweight champion?
His victory now places him at the bargaining table of the world’s top heavyweight boxers. His eyes are trained on Antony Joshua whose negotiations to fight American Deontay Wilder took a deep dive into the unknown.
In an expressive show of a positive attitude. Whyte acknowledged after the fight that he still got a lot of homework to do, terming the fight against Parker as a “great fight.”
“I’m still so inexperienced and have so much to learn. There is still another 40% to come. It was a great fight; I love this man [Parker], we showed respect it was really good.”Said Whyte.
His willingness to learn and scale is admirable and one that can project a boxer of his calibre higher. His attempt to shout out for fighters in the league of Antony Joshua also shapes him as a man who is not afraid to step up.
‘‘Listen, ask the boss man. I’d like to fight Joshua. If he wants it, I’m ready.’ Said Whyte.”He said.
World Title Shot
Whereas this fight was a big win for Whyte and his fight with AJ still a whisper. There is the question of what Whyte does in the meantime.
Promoter Eddie Hearn hinted that he might match up Whyte with Wilder but with the ongoing negotiations between Wilder and Fury, that might not be a possibility any time soon.
Another possibility mentioned is the WBA “world” titleholder Emanuel Charr, and Hearn believes that this match can be made up anyway.
The actual belt is held by Antony Joshua, but Charr has a paper belt, sort of a ceremonial title, that is quite insignificant.
If Whyte insists that he has to go back to the ring this year, Charr is a closer possibility, but he must first overcome his mandatory challenger Fres Oquendo in September.
“Charr has the WBA belt, so why not, it’s a good fight, he’s a great fighter and will come to fight. Whether he wants it is a different story, I know I do, and it can be made. It’s time I got a shot.”Said Hearn.
A fight with Fury would no doubt make a good deal for Whyte. However, Fury is currently focused on his August fight and the possibility of boxing Deontay Wilder in December.
This rules him out as a possible Whyte challenger. Whyte is quoted by one tabloid as saying in 12 months; he wants to be world champion.
We’ll just have to put the wheels in motion and hopefully get the chance to bring a world title home.”