Dillian Whyte joins Anthony Joshua undercard

Dillian Whyte joins Anthony Joshua undercard

Britain’s Dillian Whyte will take on Finland’s Robert Helenius for the WBC silver heavyweight title on October 28th at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The fight will be on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title bout with Carlos Takam on an action packed night of boxing.

 

Whyte has only lost one of his 21 fights, which was to long-term rival Anthony Joshua for the British title in 2015. Despite the loss, he came out of the fight with immense credit after being the first fighter to wobble Joshua before eventually losing the fight. A rematch reportedly remains a target for both fighters once Dillian Whyte wins a title of his own.

A fight with WBC champion Deontay Wilder had been discussed with Dillian Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn saying “I think we have made it very clear we want to make Dillian v Wilder and this WBC silver title will put us in prime position”.

Another fight potentially on the radar for Whyte is a rematch with Dereck Chisora, with the two fighters sharing the ring and putting on a ‘fight of the year contender’ last year. Chisora has since joined Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom stable and will fight Agit Kabayel on November 4th in Monaco in a fight which should put him back in a position to contend at a higher level once again.

Anthony Joshua headlines the Pay-Per-View show on October 28th, looking for his 20th K.O from his 20 professional fights since turning pro in 2013. The unified heavyweight champion faces  Carlos Takam, who has stepped in as a late replacement for Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.

Time will tell whether Joshua can make it to 20 fights still on top of the world in a fight that he’s as short as 1/50 to win.