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Dillian Whyte is happy that next opponent Jermaine Franklin is sparring with Tyson Fury

‘I’m glad because Fury is punching holes in him’: Dillian Whyte is happy that next opponent Jermaine Franklin is sparring with Tyson Fury and reveals the five fights he needs before retiring from boxing

  • Dillian Whyte insists he has no issues with Tyson Fury sparring Jermaine Franklin
  • Whyte will fight undefeated Franklin when the duo meet on November 26
  • The 34-year-old further highlighted his desire to fight top heavyweights
  • And named Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, and Anthony Joshua as potential opponents 

Dillian Whyte is delighted after seeing that upcoming opponent Jermaine Franklin has been sparring with heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury ahead of their November 26 bout.

Whyte hasn’t entered the ring since being knocked out by lineal heavyweight world champion Fury at Wembley in April, but is targeting a comeback victory against Franklin.

But that hasn’t prevented the 34-year-old from calling out some of boxing’s biggest names, with Whyte desperate to become a world champion at least once in his career. 

Dillian Whyte has set about naming opponents he wants to fight before he retires from boxing

Whyte admitted he was delighted to see upcoming opponent Jermaine Franklin (left) had been sparring with Tyson Fury (middle)

Whyte admitted he was delighted to see upcoming opponent Jermaine Franklin (left) had been sparring with Tyson Fury (middle)

Previewing his upcoming bout with the relatively unknown American heavyweight Jermaine Franklin, Whyte discussed his fellow countryman’s involvement in Franklin’s training camp.

 ‘Jermaine Franklin, Joshua, Wilder, Fury, Usyk, and then I’ll have fought everyone there is to fight in my era,’ Whyte told talkSPORT.

‘I don’t know. I have to see how my body feels. I’m still young, I’m still feeling good,’ Whyte said when asked if he can fight another four more years.

‘The one thing that’s good about not having a lot of amateur fights is I don’t have a lot of mileage on the clock.

Whyte was previously knocked out by Fury when the pair met at Wembley in April

Whyte was previously knocked out by Fury when the pair met at Wembley in April

Oleksandr Usyk is one of Whyte's top targets

Whyte is keen to set up a rematch bout with Fury

Whyte wants to set-up fights with heavyweight world champions Oleksandr Usyk and Fury

‘I’m fighting an undefeated guy. Fighting an undefeated is one of the hardest things to be on this planet. He doesn’t know how to lose, and he has a lot of self-belief.’

‘It’s a funny one. I’m glad because Fury is punching holes in him,’ said Whyte about Franklin sparring Tyson Fury. 

Whyte outlined four opponents he wants to face before retiring from boxing with rematches against. fellow Brits Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury at the top of his hit-list.  

Whyte also wants to have a rematch with former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

Whyte also wants to have a rematch with former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

The experienced pro additionally named current IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk alongside former WBC champ Deontay Wilder as future opoonents.

Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn – who also represents former world champion Joshua – could sanction one of Whyte’s dream fights as the Matchroom Boxing chief looks to set up a rematch between his prized assets.

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