Feature | Jul 29 2018

What next for Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker

Joseph Parker was one punch away from the promised land but Dillian Whyte has a wealth of options ahead of him, writes Tris Dixon
Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker - WBC Silver & WBO International Heavyweight Titles  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

BIG-FIGHT finales do not get much more extraordinary than the final few seconds of the 12th round between Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker.

Whyte, having built a marginal lead, was left clinging on for dear life having swallowed a right hand whole in the dying embers of the fight.

Parker had mustered it from somewhere. The two had been boxing on empty for several minutes at the end of a hard, physical and bruising encounter and Whyte managed to stay upright to hear the final bell but he might not have lasted another few seconds.