What’s Next For Dillian Whyte? Could Retirement Be On The Horizon?

Will Dillian Whyte Return to the Ring?

Dillian Whyte takes questions from the press
Dillian Whyte | Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

What’s Next for Dillian Whyte After Knockout Loss to Tyson Fury?

After finally getting his long overdue WBC title shot, heavyweight Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (28-3, 19KOs) fell short to Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 24KOs) by way of a brutal sixth round stoppage. The question must be asked: what’s next for the longtime heavyweight contender? At 34 years old, Whyte has had a very good career. He’s fought and beat some good fighters, including former world title challenger Dereck Chisora, former champions Alexander Povetkin and Joseph Parker, and current WBC bridgerweight champion Oscar Rivas.

Whyte has been in some brutal fights throughout his career. Also, all three of his losses have come by way of nasty stoppages. They came against former unified champion Anthony Joshua, former WBA Regular champion Alexander Povetkin, and the aforementioned Tyson Fury. We also must take into account the kickboxing career he had before he started boxing, in which he accumulated 20 wins and only one loss. He also briefly fought as a mixed martial artist, ending with a 1-0 record. With the number of years he’s put into combat sports, retirement has to be something The Body Snatcher considers.


If Whyte is to continue with his career, one fight that would make tons of sense for him to pursue is against with former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. This fight has major intrigue. Both men are technically and fundamentally flawed. However, they both possess great power and fan-friendly fighting styles. Furthermore, neither guy likes the other whatsoever, and they are also coming off knockout losses to Fury. This fight is long overdue as Whyte was the number one contender for years when Wilder held the WBC title.

A win for either man would pump a significant amount of life back into not only their careers, but their motivation to continue in such a brutal sport. Lastly, it would put the victor in good standing in pursuit of another world title opportunity.

While it’s hard to envision Whyte hanging up the gloves after being knocked out, it’ll be interesting to see who he tangles with when he returns to the squared circle.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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