Wardley happy to have Wilder guidance
Fabio Wardley has revealed the positive influence Dillian Whyte has had on his career so far ahead Saturday's fight with Simon Vallily.
Wardley is unbeaten in his eight-fight professional career and the Ipswich heavyweight will be hoping he can claim the English title on the first Fight Camp show this weekend.
The fast-rising prospect appeared on the undercard of the Whyte v Rivas clash at the O2 last year and Wardley will be hoping for more big-fight exposure.
The 25-year-old has won seven of his eight pro fights via knockout and a win in this English title bout is sure to enhance his growing reputation.
Vallily brings far more experience to the clash having had 20 previous battles and the Middlesbrough man has also been in with higher-level opponents.
However, Wardley is the puncher with the potential to improve past this level and he has spoken about he big influence Whyte has had on his short career thus far.
"Dillian is really someone I respect in the game and trust his opinion, so after I had a few meetings with different managers, I just wanted to speak to him really, get his opinion," Wardley told Sky Sports.
"He just suggested it, and I thought actually yeah that would be ideal to have someone like that, managing my career, who has already been through the thick of it, and knows how to navigate this world would be ideal."
The heavyweight has also mentioned a possible clash against the tough Dave Allen should he progress past Vallil on Saturday night.
"I think it would be the ideal fight for me," added Wardley. "I think it would be a nightmare for Dave, to be honest. I just don't think our styles go together well for him."
Wardley is 1.062 to claim the English heavyweight title with Vallily rated a 8.00 chance.
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