Dillian Whyte will face Jermaine Franklin at Wembley Arena in London as he finally makes his return to the ring this weekend. This will be Whyte’s first bout since he was knocked out by Tyson Fury, who retained the WBC heavyweight world title back in April.
‘The Body Snatcher’ has been out of action since that defeat but will now face Franklin, who is 21-0 in his professional career so far. This is set to be a huge step up for the American who puts his unbeaten record on the line in what is set to be an exciting heavyweight clash.
Yet Whyte will be desperate to bounce back in style, with Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, claiming that the winner of this fight will be the frontrunner to take on ‘AJ’ in March 2023.
Whyte vs Franklin: Date and start time
The 12-round heavyweight clash is set to be held on Saturday, November 26.
It is taking place at Wembley Arena in London.
The card is set to begin at 6pm with Whyte and Franklin expected to make their ring walks at around 10pm.
Whyte vs Franklin: What’s been said?
Dillian Whyte: “It’s great to be back, doing what I love doing. I can’t wait to get into the ring and show the world that when push comes to shove I can get right back up in Wembley and remind everyone why I was WBC number one for over four years. As an undefeated Heavyweight, Franklin is a dangerous guy but I’m going to teach him quite a few lessons on November 26. Most importantly, I’m going to teach him how to lose. And Whyte wants to set up a trilogy fight with Anthony Joshua after this clash:
“I’ll fight Joshua tomorrow. I’ll fight him for less money. Whenever me and him fight, sparks fly. We just want to beat each other up. I’ll fight Joshua even when I’m 60. It’s a fight that will make you me faster, diet better, and make me go to bed at 7 o’clock every day.”
Franklin: “I’m super hyped to fight in the UK. They love boxing and I plan on making a statement when I beat Dillian. I want them to be loud and love my boxing style and have them embrace me as the people’s champ. The world will see the real Jermaine Franklin Jr.
“Dillian is a warrior. He has heart and he’s been with the best. It’s time for him to step aside and let the ‘989 Assassin’ make him body number 22 on my body count. The kind of fight I expect is a brawl. Dillian wants to prove he’s got something left in the tank. I want to show him I’m the future of boxing and for USA Heavyweights.”
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