Dillian Whyte To Fight on November 26, Abilities of Arreola, Wallin, Franklin & McKean
Via Craig Page: Eddie Hearn said he is planning his next fight for Dillian Whyte on November 26 at Wembley Arena in London.
Whyte is being prepared by Hearn to face Anthony Joshua next year in a stadium match.
Given the amount of money that could be earned from the Joshua-Whyte II rematch, Hearn likely wouldn’t risk comparing Whyte to someone who could beat him like Otto Wallin. It’s going to be a bad game for Whyte, and Hearn has to know it.
Whyte looks terrible against Tyson Fury, and he looks out of range at this stage in his career. Whatever level Whyte was in during his best years, he looks nothing like it now.
“It’s similar to the kind of opponent he’s going to fight before,” said Eddie Hearn. Social boxing about the fight of November 26 by Dillian Whyte.
“[Otto Wallin]Jermaine Franklin, Demsey McKean, Chris Arreola. Types of levels. I think he has to come back for a real fight. He’s partnered with Buddy McGirt now.
“We’re going to be working on trying to make Dillian’s fight work over the next few days,” Hearn said.
Whyte is said to be operating at the level of a Derek Chisora at this stage of his 11-year professional career.
Hearn says he wants 35-year-old Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) back to “True combat,” and he’s looking at Chris Arreola, Demsey McKean, Jermaine Franklin and Otto Wallin as options for his November 26 battle.
The 40-year-old Arreola cannot be considered a legitimate option, and Jermaine Franklin (21-0, 14 KOs. Those are both low results and should be seen as gimmes for Whyte.)
Of course, as bad as Whyte failed in the sixth knockout round to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury last April at Wembley Stadium, Hearn’s beating Otto Wallin or even Demsey McKean could be. is too risky.
Whyte has been knocked out by Fury and Alexandr Povetkin, 40, in the last two-thirds of their fights. However, Whyte avenged his loss to Povetkin, but only after the Russian boxer fell ill with COVID-19 and was in poor physical condition for the rematch.