Dillian Whyte: Chasing Fool’s Gold

By Daniel Mcglinchey - 03/18/2024 - Comments

Dillian Whyte wants a world title shot after defeating 38-year-old journeyman Christian Hammer (27-11, 17 KOs) last Sunday at the TF Royal hotel in Castlebar, Ireland.

Whyte, 30, figures that with his wins over Hammer and his razor-thin 12-round majority decision victory over fringe contender Jermaine Franklin 16 months ago, he’s now ready to fight for a world title again.

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Two fights ago, Whyte was destroyed in six rounds by WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in a disappointing mismatch in April 2022 at Wembley Stadium in London, and now he figures he’s good to go for another world title shot.

“I’d Like One More Crack at a World Title”

Sounding a bit out of touch with reality, the 35-year-old Whyte (30-3, 20 KOs) told Sky Sports he wants another crack at a world title and hopes to become world champion. In this writer’s opinion, Whyte’s chances of getting a title shot are about as good as stumbling upon a crock of gold.

‘I’d love to have one more crack at a world title. That’s the goal,” said Whyte after his win over Hammer.

“I’ve done almost everything there is to do in boxing. I’ve been on the good and the bad. I just need to win a world title, and then that will be the icing on the cake,” said Dillian.

What on Earth is Whyte talking about with his “I’ve done everything there is to do in boxing?” His only wins were against Joseph Parker, Dereck Chisora, Oscar Rivas, and 40-year-old Alexander Povetkin.

Whyte failed when he stepped it up against top-level opposition, getting stopped by Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Aside from Whyte being blessed with a title shot out of sympathy from one of the champions, he will have to beat at least one solid top-three contender to get another crack at world honors. For Whyte to be given a whiff of a title shot, he may need to defeat one of these top three talents:

Frank Sanchez
Joseph Parker
Filip Hrgovic
Martin Bakole