Heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker are set for a pivotal fight on Saturday in London, and Whyte, who has talked a great game the whole way, is still doing his best to sell the fight:
“Everyone knows I’m coming for a scrap, but I may have to box my way into it before I start scrapping, he’s experienced. I have two equalizing hands, I have skill and learn rapidly on the job. If he wants to have it though, we will. There’s probably more pressure on me, I’m the home fighter and closer to a world title. Parker doesn’t care, he said to me before that ‘he’s set for life’, I’m far from set for life. I’m going to knock Joseph Parker out. I predict pain, pure pain.”
This is a really interesting matchup between two fighters in Whyte (23-1, 17 KO) and Parker (24-1, 18 KO), who are top 10 in the division and have both only lost to Anthony Joshua, who is considered the No. 1 man in the world and now holds three of the four recognized world title belts.
The winner should find himself in line for another shot at Joshua or a fight with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder, or at worst, a place in line waiting for the winner of a possible unification bout between those two, which could take place next spring.