News | Jul 29 2018

Dillian Whyte: ‘I was rocked but I carried on fighting’

Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker on their gruelling heavyweight clash
Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker - WBC Silver & WBO International Heavyweight Titles  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

DILLIAN WHYTE targeted a rematch with Anthony Joshua after securing the finest victory of his career by outpointing Joseph Parker.

The 30-year-old heavyweight was awarded a unanimous decision victory at London’s 02 Arena having produced his most polished performance against a former world champion before surviving a late knockdown to reach the final bell.

He was fortunate to be awarded a knockdown with what appeared an accidental clash of heads in the second round but then heavily dropped the New Zealander, 26, in the eighth to succeed where Joshua could not.