Two judges scoring the fight 115–113 and 115–114 for Whyte, and one scoring 115–114 in favour of Chisora. He is also a former kickboxing champion, having held the BIKMA British super-heavyweight title and the European K1 title, and has competed professionally in mixed martial arts (MMA). Parker had an explosive start to round twelve, knowing he needed a knockout to win, he eventually knocked down a fatigued Whyte with 20 seconds left in the fight with a right hand to the head. [113] Pulev was unhappy with the pull out and labelled Whyte and Hearn as "extreme manipulators and plain schizophrenics" as well as accusing them of avoiding him at all costs. Whyte is a married person. [34][38] Whyte's last fight of 2012 was against Sandor Balogh, which took place in Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent on the James DeGale undercard when DeGale fought Hadiliah Mohoumadi for the European super-middleweight title on 13 October 2012. [114], On the morning of 7 June, it was confirmed that Whyte would instead fight former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24–1, 18 KOs) on 28 July at The O2 Arena in London on Sky Box Office. There was no immediate mention as to when the fight would be rescheduled for. He was also ranked UK’s No 1 for five years in his weight category of 95 kg and he also won the European K1 championship. He held the WBC interim heavyweight title from 2019 until August 2020. [88][89], Eddie Hearn announced that Whyte would fight on the Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam (originally Kubrat Pulev) card on 28 October at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Some portion of the boxing media also scored the fight close, in favour of Parker. The fight was to take place live on Sky Sports and would also feature younger talents including Reece Bellotti, Ted Cheeseman and Lawrence Okolie. In the 1990s,[clarification needed] Whyte moved with his family [1] to the United Kingdom at 12 years of age. Discover what happened on this day. Only it has been disclosed that his mother name is Jane Whyte. Whyte did not reveal the figure, however, he claimed it was lower than what he received against Chisora in December 2018. [31] Whyte ultimately won by PTS in the fourth round, obtaining the decision of 40–37. Post fight, Whyte stated he would not give Chisora a rematch but changed his mind later saying he would be open to a rematch. His amateur career was cut short following a dispute with ABA regarding his kickboxing background and so he turned professional in 2011, despite the disapproval of his trainers. The three judges scored the fight unanimously 115–110, 114–111, and 113–112 in favour of Whyte. [12][13] Of his early life Whyte has spoken of performance in academia at school in England, while adding: "I had no schooling at all when I lived in Jamaica." Whyte started off well and controlled the fight in the first four rounds, knocking Povetkin down twice in the fourth round. Yes! [53], Whyte's next fight after Nascimento was against undefeated Beka Lobjanidze,[54] which took place on 28 February in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, on the undercard of The World Is Not Enough Belfast boxing card featuring Carl Frampton's defense against Christopher Avalos for the IBF junior-featherweight title. Whyte had luck in the early rounds, catching Chisora, but Chisora continued to work away, and received two warnings for low blows on Whyte, which arguably switched the tempo of the fight. 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[39], A sample for an in-competition drugs test that Whyte had provided after his victory over Hungary's Sandor Balogh on 13 October was examined and subsequently tested positive for the banned stimulant Methylhexaneamine (MHA). We have to force the shot and after that performance, he deserves the shot." In the post-fight interview, Whyte called out WBC champion Deontay Wilder for a fight in June 2018. [93] A couple of days later, Breazeale accepted the challenge. 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Dillian Whyte is single. Whyte was cleared to compete from 12 October 2014,[34] since his two-year ban by UKAD and returned to boxing on 21 November 2014 at the Camden Centre in London to fight Ante Verunica,[46] a fight which lasted all of two rounds as Whyte delivered a hard shot that forced a stoppage from referee Jeff Hindsfor a TKO victory. I am annoyed I slipped at the final hurdle in the last round. Leilani Dowding – Seven things you didn’t know about Real Housewives of Cheshire star! He was banned in 2012 for using a stimulant drug called Methylhexaneamine (MHA). [40] The revelation came while Whyte was en route to a news conference to announce a fight for the English title. He could be in a relationship, but we wouldn’t be able to confirm this. On 15 October, Hearn announced Whyte vs. ", "Dereck Chisora still the front-runner to face Dillian Whyte in December, says promoter Eddie Hearn", "Dereck Chisora Inks Management Deal With David Haye", "David Haye teams up with Dereck Chisora as his new manager", "Dillian Whyte says Dereck Chisora in 'massive danger' of missing out on O2 rematch", "Whyte vs Chisora 2: Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora will resume rivalry in rematch at The O2", "Dillian Whyte Decisions Mariusz Wach in Tough Outing", "Who is in Whyte's corner? Whyte took many hard shots before coming back with his own, his chin has since been lauded by critics. [87] Whyte knocked Tann down four times en route to winning the fight via TKO in round three. Whyte and Chisora had been feuding over the year through social media. Whyte also landed several body shots towards the end of the round. [34][42][45] As Whyte and company exercised the right to appeal under article 13.4.1, they had no further right to appeal under the rules. Parker took over in the final rounds but was unable to put Whyte away. [123][124], Standing together, speaking to Sky Sports after the fight, Whyte gave Parker credit, "He was slick and I knew he was going to fight for the first few rounds, then come back in the final few rounds. Whyte won by KO in the eleventh round, from a powerful left hook. Whyte grew up in Brixton, London and fought at Miguel's Boxing Gym. [75] As a result, the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) withdrew their sanction of the fight and the British title would not be at stake. He also holds the WBC Silver heavyweight title and previously held the British heavyweight title from 2016-2017. In a contest in which both fighters were hurt, with Chisora and Whyte showing a lot of heart, Whyte won via split decision (SD). Whyte listed Bryant Jennings, Mariusz Wach, Artur Szpilka and Gerald Washington as potential opponents. ", "Heavyweight Dillian Whyte added to Frampton-Avalos ITV Show", "David Haye in the ITV studio, Dillian Whyte in the ring", "Dillian Whyte Warns: I will hurt Anthony Joshua! ", "Dillian Whyte feels betrayed after WBC denied him a mandatory title fight with Deontay Wilder", "Kubrat Pulev, Dillian Whyte headed to purse bid", "Kubrat Pulev v Dillian Whyte purse bid delayed, agreement imminent? [71] Whyte and Lewison had to be separated at the weigh-in press conference. After hearing this, Chisora came out saying 'No one wants to see that [Whyte-Ortiz]', that he was 'the Money Man' and Whyte should fight him if he wants to earn more money. [142] Whyte lost the fight via technical knockout in the fifth round, losing his WBC interim title and mandatory position for Tyson Fury's WBC title. The match lasted two rounds with a stoppage when Dillian Whyte gave a hard shot that knocked Ante out. Dillian Whyte has not been previously engaged. Dillian Whyte is a very successful person. However, at the final press conference on 7 December, following Whyte's comment that he'd attack Chisora anytime he sees him after the fight, Chisora picked up the table he was sitting at and threw it towards Whyte, just missing everyone in the way which included the promoters and trainers. So, let’s take a look at the love life of Dillian Whyte: Wife, kids and more…. His A-sample tested positive for at least one banned substance when tested by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) just days before his interim title fight unanimous decision win over Oscar Rivas at London’s O2 Arena on Sunday morning (AEST). His nationality is Jamaican-British and his ethnicity is Mixed. He has a tall height of 6 ft 4 in or 193 cm and his balanced body weight is 258 pounds. After the win, Whyte called out Anthony Joshua and then stormed off mid-discussion. As of 2019, he celebrated his 31st birthday. This was announced by the Chairman of the appeal tribunal at one of the appeals. Whyte is a married person. [24][25][26][27] He had stated prior to the fight that his trainer Chris Okoh admitted that the decision to agree to the fight was then considered a risk,[28] albeit ultimately accepting the fight to which Whyte had stated, "But I said I'd take it. According to our records, he has no children. Two days later, Grant confirmed the fight was cancelled. Hearn stated there could be a possibility that the WBC order a final eliminator between Whyte and Dominic Breazeale. He has highlighted his early boxing idols, including Jack Dempsey, Sonny Liston, Archie Moore, Lennox Lewis, Anthony Joshua, and James Toney. He was given a two-year ban, although he filed an appeal to establish that he didn’t purposely take the drugs. [41], In its first instance decision, the NADP found that Whyte failed to seek professional or medical advice before using the supplement Jack3d, which he had bought over the counter from a nutritional supplement shop. Though there is no information about his wife, however, he is the father of three children; two sons and a daughter.