Published: Tue, July 31, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker weights and running order

Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker weights and running order

"But I think there's still another 40% left in me to come in".

Dillian Whyte wants a further fight before challenging Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder for the world heavyweight title.

British heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte has earned the nickname "The Body Snatcher" but he is fortunate not to have gone to an early grave himself after being shot and stabbed as a youngster.

"My message to Deontay Wilder - "Pull your head in, stop being greedy, and make the Joshua fight, otherwise the victor of Parker-Whyte is going to take your slot and you're going to sit on the shelf for another six months, and you might lose the opportunity all together".

Like Joshua, Whyte would like to fight Wilder but there is no sign the WBC champion is ready to head to the UK.

But it wasn't enough, with Whyte convincingly winning on points to extend his record to 24-1 while Parker suffered his second professional loss with a record that now stands at 24-2.

"I fought someone who is very experienced", Whyte said.

In March's fight with Parker, the IBF, WBA and WBO champion was taken the distance for the first time having been frustrated by his speed and movement.

Thirty-year-old Whyte therefore must be patient in his pursuit of a second world title shot but is unwilling to be inactive as he awaits his fate.

Whyte managed to knock Parker down twice in the fight with Parker then scoring a dramatic late knockdown on Whyte in the final round that nearly knocked him out.

Knocked down for the first time in his career in the ninth round, Parker made a last ditch bid to snatch victory when he put Whyte to the canvas with less than a minute remaining in the bout.

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'We need a fight in the meantime because I'm still learning, there's still things I need to work on, I need to get a bit sharper, get my weight back down a little bit, but if Joshua wants it in April, he can have it'.

However, Whyte did beat Joshua in their amateur days before Joshua was crowned Olympic champion in 2012.

"I'll back the campaign, let's get a campaign going where we get Dereck Chisora a world heavyweight championship around his waist".

But he did take more punishment than ever before, which Parker put down to hands "too low" and being surprised by Whyte's reach.

"It was tough but this fight was very emotional for me".

He had succeeded in out-working or overpowering the 23 he had beaten before Saturday night, yet against the more polished Parker instead showed significantly improved technique to succeed at range.

"He took the fight, as same as me, on seven weeks notice. we train hard, we did the best we could do and we came to fight, it was a 12 round slugfest".

"In the later rounds I thought it's time to send it home".

"I'd like to see Chisora fight Wilder, why not?", Hearn said to IFL TV.

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