Whyte Dominates, Keeps WBC Silver Title

Dillian Whyte may have inserted himself back into the major world title picture in the heavyweight division.

Dillian Whyte retained his WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship, knocking out Lucas Browne early in the sixth round.

“I’m a good fighter, but no one’s ever seen it yet,” Whyte said after the fight. “I’m gonna lay out all these fighters one by one…I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t believe [I can be a major world champion].”

The bout was very disappointing on Browne’s side of the equation. Browne looked heavy just after the slow opening round came to an end, looking gassed and already cut over his left eye. Browne ate several hard body shots in the second.

In the third, Browne tried to show off chin, and while he was taking the punches, he was getting rocked. Whyte’s accuracy was simply too good in round three, let alone throughout the whole match.

After a quieter fourth and fifth rounds, Whyte finished things off in the sixth with a nasty combination of shots that knocked Browne out cold in the middle of the ring. Browne was tended to by paramedics in the ring after the knockout, and while he got to his feet, he was transported to a nearby medical facility for evaluation.

Following the win, Whyte called out WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder.

“Deontay Wilder where you at?!?” Whyte yelled. “Let’s go! LET’S GO! I’m ready! I’m number one, baby!”

Whyte added that he would also be willing to fight Anthony Joshua if he is successful in his title unification bout with Joseph Parker. Whyte lost to Joshua back in December 2015.

“I hope the WBC makes [Whyte] the mandatory challenger [to Wilder],” Eddie Hearn, Whyte’s promoter, said. “He can take on Joshua, he can take on Wilder [in June]. But Whyte deserves a shot.”

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