Joseph Parker and Dillian Whyte announce boxing bout in London in July

Parker looking forward to'war with Whyte

After Dillian Whyte revealed his surprise decision to fight Joseph Parker, we have analysed the reasons why this high stakes heavyweight bout was agreed.

Joseph Parker and Dillian Whyte are, arguably, the two best non-title holders in heavyweight boxing and, so, to see the pair square off when both had other options, is something to look forward to because there will be no lack of aggression in the ring - this will be a proper fight where both men take shots in order to enact their game-plan.

But Whyte vs. Parker definitely makes a lot of sense considering the fact that they both have history with Joshua so can move a step closer to a rematch with a victory next month, not to mention that British fans are well aware of the Kiwi due to the build-up to his unification clash with "AJ" in Cardiff in March.

The Whyte fight, with a mandatory challenging position against Joshua going to the victor, certainly fits that bill.

"I feel it's a great time to come back", the New Zealander said.

"Contrary to media reports, a fight between Joseph Parker and Bryant Jennings has not been confirmed", the statement read.


On paper and stylistically speaking, these lines up to likely become the most exciting heavyweight fight of the year.

"Beating Parker should nearly guarantee me a World title shot but let's see". The Bulgarian said last week he was "95 percent sure" that the fight would take place in Sofia in August.

"The old mid-drift is going to get touched. but with all respect he's a proper gentleman but this is the fight game and we are going to do the business".

The fight is set to be announced in London today by promoter Eddie Hearn.

"He had his big moment, and he didn't do enough", said Whyte, who is the number one challenger to Deontay Wilder's WBC belt. We felt really welcomed by the support and I just want to fight anyone and everyone. "But, hey, if Hearn is misleading you somehow, let me tell you personally - I'm here and ready to beat your delusional ass back to reality".

The reality of this situation is that, in choosing to fight Parker, Whyte finds himself in a far stronger position that if he were to have fought Pulev.

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