Exciting big hitter Dillian Whyte says heavyweight division is as strong as it has ever been – and aims to be a world champion himself

Posted: July 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Heavyweight prospect: Dillian Whyte (left)

Contrary to much belief, heavy hitting Dillian Whyte is adamant boxing’s heavyweight division is as strong as it has ever been.

The unbeaten prospect, who has already eased to seven straight victories, believes the big boys are hitting harder than ever before and that British boxing in the top weight category is also thriving.

The Brixton boxer, 24, told LincBoxing: “I don’t believe it when people say the heavyweight division is not as strong as it used to be.

“The heavyweight division is a very good standard. For starters, there are some really good fighters at British level who are all capable of achieving things.

“You have Tyson Fury, David Price, Derek Chisora and David Haye who are all exciting fighters. Then abroad you have Eddie Chambers, the Klitschkos and more.

“Some say the standard is rubbish, but is isn’t.

“It is not all about being big and having a big punch either – David Haye is quick and powerful.

“There are lots of great boxers in the mix.”

Whyte, nicknamed “Villain”, has produced a number of eye-catching displays since turning professional last year.

He has stopped his last three opponents all inside two rounds and believes he could fight for the English title by the end of the year.

“My long term goal is to be heavyweight champion of the world but that takes time,” said Whyte, who stands at 6ft 3ins.

“In the short term I just want to keep learning and maybe I can win the English by the end of the year.

“I will take each fight as it comes but I love boxing and i love to fight.

“Whether it could be a fight with a big time fighter or a well-known British name like Sam Sexton, I would fight anyone.”

Whyte aims to strecth his perfect record when he fights at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on September 15 against an as yet unnamed opponent.

“I am still discovering my best style to be honest,” he added. “I am working hard and we will wait and see what happens. I am not going to make ridiculous goals for the short term because I have so many years left in me.”

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