All the key facts, stats and figures about the heavyweight star
The world heavyweight division is awash with star names at the moment and Dillian Whyte is staking his claim to be right among them.
Following his defeat to superstar Anthony Joshua in 2015, Whyte has rebuilt his career and claimed a string of stunning wins.
Dillian Whyte is one of the best heavyweights in the sport
The Body Snatcher was something of a journeyman in his early years but now believes he is destined for a world title shot in the near future.
He takes on tough Russian Alexander Povetkin this weekend in the biggest bout since boxing returned from its COVID-19 lockdown.
Whyte has a host of star names on his radar should he win as he looks to become one of the very best over the coming years and here’s everything you need to know about him.
Dillian Whyte: Debut and who he has fought
Whyte made his debut at Gillingham’s Madway Park on May 13, 2011 when he claimed a points win over Bulgaria’s Tayar Mehmed.
He fought a host of fighters from all over the world before his breakthrough win over Brian Minto.
He knocked out the American in the third round in September 2015 to win the WBC Silver International heavyweight title.
In his next bout, Whyte came face-to-face with Anthony Joshua, pushing AJ for the first time in his career before losing in the seventh round to miss out on the vacant British heavyweight titles.
Dillian Whyte beat Anthony Joshua in the amateurs, before AJ got revenge as a professional
Since then, Whyte has returned to winning ways with two victories over Dereck Chisora and impressive displays against Robert Helenius, Lucas Browne and Joseph Parker.
In 2019, he claimed back-to-back unanimous decision wins over Oscar Rivas and Mariusz Wach.
His win over Wach last time out came on the undercard for Joshua’s rematch victory over Andy Ruiz Jr, a card which Povetkin was also on.
Dillian Whyte: Wins, losses and professional record
In total, Whyte has had 28 pro fights, winning 27 with just that one defeat to Joshua.
He has claimed 18 victories via knockout with nine coming by the way of a decision.
Dillian Whyte: Weight, height and reach
Whyte, who turned 32 years old in April, is 6ft 4in (193cm) and has a reach of 78in (198cm).
The orthodox fighter usually weighs in at around the same mark and for his win over Wach topped the scales at 246lbs (111kg).
Dillian Whyte believes he is due a title opportunity
Dillian Whyte: Next fight and future opponents
Whyte will take on Povetkin at Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Fight HQ in Essex this weekend.
This clash will be for the WBC interim heavyweight title and will set up the winner for a major bout next.
The main event fight will get underway at around 10pm for UK fans while there’s an exciting rematch between Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon on the undercard.
Whyte vs Povetkin: Tale of the tape
Whyte – Povetkin
Nationality: British – Russian
Age: 32 – 40
Height: 6ft 4 – 6ft 2
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 78in – 75in
Record: 27-1-0 – 35-2-1
KOs: 18 – 24
Rounds: 155 – 255
Debut: 13/5/2011 – 11/6/2005
Alias: The Body Snatcher – Russian Vityaz