29-year-old heavyweight Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) will be traveling Stateside to fight for the first time in the U.S. market against Malcolm Tann (24-5, 13 KOs), according to Sky Sports. The fight will be joining the Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo undercard in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 19.
"I think he's a good opponent. He was a top prospect at one stage. He's just beaten a guy last year that's 9-0," Whyte told Sky Sports.
"This is good experience for me, fighting some tall guys because all the champions are quite tall. It's good for me to fight someone that kind of height in preparation for the future.”
Luckily for you all, I’m not going to sugarcoat this: it’s not a good fight on paper. Quite honestly, I never even heard of Tann before so I had to do a little digging and the highlight on his resume seems to be a stoppage loss to Chris Arreola back in 2007.
He fought two months after that, getting stopped again by Alexander Dimitrenko before taking a near 10-year hiatus away from the sport. Tann then popped back up in late 2016, earning a stoppage win before again getting knocked out himself by Sergey Kuzmin this past June.
Meanwhile Whyte is coming off of his career best win over Dereck Chisora last December. This upcoming fight is really nothing more than a showcase outing.