Whyte On Parker: ‘I’ll Beat Him Up Again’
Over the past few years, Dillian Whyte has become a hot commodity within boxing’s heavyweight divison. A number of people want to face “The Body Snatcher”, who is the WBC interim Heavyweight Champion. A familiar face also wants a go once again with Whyte.
Joseph Parker, the former WBO Heavyweight Champion, has been requesting a rematch with Whyte. He has been waiting for the call, ever since Whyte (27-1) beat him back in 2018 via unanimous decision. Whyte doesn’t believe the fight is worth it, especially with Parker’s (27-2) recent track record.
“I’ve beat him up already, and I’ll beat him up again,” Whyte stated to Sky Sports. “Joseph Parker shouldn’t be struggling with guys like Shawndell Winters. Who the hell is that guy? No one has even heard of him.
“I fight Joseph Parker again I will knock him out. I went into the fight with a broken hand and a broken rib and I still destroyed him. I didn’t outbox him, I beat him and dominated him. Imagine if I go in when I’m 100 per cent, no injury, what’s going to happen? The left hand was broken – it was the hand that I knocked him down with.”
Before losing to Whyte, Parker lost the WBO Title to Anthony Joshua. Now, he is on a three-fight win streak. His last bout was a TKO-win over Winters in February. Looking to get back up the top of the mountain, Parker has just been waiting for a yes by Whyte to get things back in motion.
Whyte has since won three in a row, and took the WBC interim Heavyweight Title from Oscar Rivas. After getting suspended and stripped, Whyte was fully cleared following an inconclusive drug test and beat Mariusz Wach in December. He was supposed to face Alexander Povetkin on May 2 but that has been postponed due to the coronavirus.
Parker isn’t the only one that has requested to face Whyte. Dominic Breazeale wants a crack at Whyte, but the latter has no interest in him.
“The guy is a chump,” Whyte went on to say. “How can he have two world title fights? He didn’t even deserve one of them. That’s the reason he gets two world title fights, because he’s easy work, easy money.”