Many months of boxing are currently being lost, and when actions returns, we are going to see a lot of big fights announced. Some will hope to get back in the ring straight away, with talks on going for bouts to be held without fans. However, the very biggest fights are likely to be made for next year, cashing in on crowds being allowed back inside arenas and stadiums.
One man will be looking for his chance once again and that is Dillian Whyte. He’s got a fantastic record and is the mandatory WBA challenger right now. However, looking back through history, we’ve thought this for a while and Whyte has still been shunned when it came to getting the break that many people feel he deserves.
11 Fight Unbeaten Run
Whyte hasn’t been facing those at the very top of the game, but he has been fighting respectable opponents. He’s won all of those bouts too and is currently on an 11-fight winning streak which goes all the way back to when he fought Anthony Joshua back in 2015.
Whyte has claimed since that defeat against Joshua that the current title holder wants no part of a rematch with him, something Whyte himself is desperate for. The 32-year-old has also claimed that Deontay Wilder has been avoiding a fight with him too.
Whyte’s victories during his 11-fight run include Joseph Parker, Oscar Rivas and Dereck Chisora, all fighters who are considered to be just below the top tier heavyweights in the world.
What Next for Whyte?
Plans are up in the air at the moment, both in the short term and long term for boxing promoters and fighters. Whyte was scheduled to face Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin in May, a fight that was postponed.
It has now been moved to July, with the hope that the two fighters can take each other on behind closed doors without fans in attendance. According to the WBC, should Whyte defeat Povetkin in this fight, he becomes the mandatory challenger to the WBC title, currently held by Tyson Fury.
When this happens though, is anyone’s guess, as it will be the type of fight that needs an audience ringside for both fighters.
The hope is that 2021 can become a year that will go down in boxing history as being one of the very best. This could include Dillian Whyte getting his title shot, finally, if he can overcome Alexander Povetkin. With so many big fights on the horizon, betting on boxing is likely to see a big spike. Ahead of these bouts, it will be no surprise to see many free bets UK customers can take advantage of when they are placing their boxing wagers.
32-year-old heavyweight Dillian Whyte will be hoping that he can finally be included in those wagers, when he gets the title shot he deserves if things go to plan for him when he fights at some point in 2020.