Dillian Whyte is throwing his hat within the ring, volunteering to be former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou’s first opponent in his boxing profession that he’s about to begin.
The 36-year-old Ngannou just lately introduced that he needed to begin boxing and instantly focused Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as the blokes he desires to face.
Not surprisingly, Ngannou didn’t point out the 34-year-old Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs), who has arguably misplaced three out of his final 4 fights and appeared completely shot since 2019.
Whyte says a combat between him and Ngannou would get “a variety of eyeballs,” with followers desirous to see this match-up in excessive numbers.
That’s exhausting to imagine as a result of no matter reputation Whyte as soon as had within the UK, it withered away after his knockout losses to Tyson Fury & Alexander Povetkin and his controversial win over Jermaine Franklin.
Dillian has turn into the brand new Derek Chisora for the UK, changing the soon-to-retire 39-year-old. Ngannou isn’t going to need to waste his time preventing Whyte as a result of there are tons of of ham & egger heavyweights he can combat beside him, who’re simply as mediocre.
Whyte isn’t well-known within the U.S. and can be useless weight for Ngannou in bringing in curiosity from American boxing followers.
Ngannou can be the one attraction, and Whyte simply the cardboard prop or punching bag opponent, who would convey nothing to the desk to curiosity U.S. followers. If that is all Ngannou can get within the boxing world, he would possibly as effectively return to the UFC.
“I might like to combat him,” Dillian Whyte mentioned to Sky Sports activities about his curiosity in dealing with Francis Ngannou. “I believe I might bash him up.
“Followers world wide can be eager to see it as a result of he’s a former UFC champion coming to face a high heavyweight like me.
“He’s up for leaping in on the deep finish, preventing somebody like me. It might get numerous curiosity and eyeballs.”
Some British boxing followers is perhaps fascinated with seeing Whyte combat Ngannou, however it will be a type of matches which can be like folks rubbernecking on a freeway in seeing a automobile wreck. It might be like, ‘What is that this mess?’
“Finish of March, early April, one thing like that. That might give him loads of time for a full camp,” mentioned Whyte about when he’d be accessible to combat Ngannou. I might fortunately combat him in boxing and the cage as effectively.”
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