Dillian Whyte vs. Joseph Parker Announced for July 28th

Rex Christensen
June 8, 2018

Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker will meet this summer, but who will win the heavyweight showdown?

Forget 2015, forget that first fight with AJ, Whyte will be wanting to force Anthony into taking notice of him with a performance to make the world stand up.

Parker lost his WBO title in that fight but could face Joshua again in a rematch if he beats Whyte.

New Zealander Parker lost his WBO crown to Anthony Joshua, now holder of three of the world heavyweight titles, in Cardiff in a blockbuster unification contest in March attended by 80,000 fans at the Principality Stadium.

"We've both been in with "AJ".

"I don't want to promise any KO's or stoppages but what I will promise you (is) whatever Parker brings - whether he runs or whether he brings it - he's going to get steadied up", said Whyte's trainer Mark Tibbs. "That pretty much speaks for itself", said Parker.

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"I'm really looking forward to fighting Dillian".

"It'll be an incredible fight".

The Herald was ringside when Whyte stopped Lucas Browne with a brutal left hook which put the Australian into hospital a week before the Joshua-Parker fight, and Whyte would be happy to trade blows with Parker, something that Joshua wouldn't. "I know it took a lot of hard work from my team to get this over the line".

Parker, on the other hand, will see this as his chance of redemption and a simple route back to the top of the heavyweight scene - Jennings would have been an easier payday, a smaller payday mind, with less reward for the former WBO titlist but a win over Whyte unlocks a whole plethora of things not least the coveted ranking positions.

"One of us ended the fight on our feet, the other didn't".

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