Whyte targets Parker KO

15 April 2020 21:20:47 GMTPlus10

Dillian Whyte has promised to deliver a knockout blow should he face Joseph Parker in a rematch.

Parker recently said he wants to get back in the ring with Whyte, who won a gruelling contest on points in a unanimous verdict in July 2018 in London.

Until that fight, the Kiwi had never been knocked down and he was the first man to take Anthony Joshua the distance in professional ranks.

However, Whyte managed to put him on the canvas twice, once in the second round and again in the ninth.

If I fight Joseph Parker again I will knock him out.

Dillian Whyte

Whyte, who has won 26 of his 27 fights with the one exception being a loss to Joshua in December 2015, has held the WBC interim heavyweight title since 2019.

Therefore he could be looking for bigger fish after beating Dereck Chisora, Oscar Rivas and Mariusz Wach since the last joust with Parker.

Dominic Breazeale pulled out of a potential fight with Whyte, who has set his sights on Olympic gold medallist Alexander Povetkin rather than going back over old ground against Parker.

It's been tougher for Parker to restore his reputation in the heavyweight game since the loss to Whyte. 

He has beaten Alexander Flores and Alex Leapai but was not particularly impressive when seeing off veteran Shawndell Williams in his last fight despite a fifth-round stoppage.

"If I fight Joseph Parker again I will knock him out," predicted Whyte in an interview with Sky Sports. "I've beat him up already, and I'll beat him up again.

"I went into the [last] fight with a broken hand and a broken rib and I still destroyed him. I didn't outbox him, I beat him and dominated him."

Whyte is 1.25 to beat Povetkin with the Russian 3.75

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