Heavyweight boxing is back in a big way over the next two weeks. Next week, we have the Betfred sponsored fight Fury v Chisora 3 but first up we have Dillian Whyte returning to the ring to face undefeated American Jermaine Franklin. We’ve previewed the fight and given you our suggested bets.
Whyte vs Franklin Tips
- 3u Dillian Whyte to win by KO/TKO/DQ/Technical Decision – 1/3
- 0.5u Dillian Whyte to win in rounds 1-3 – 13/2
- 0.25u Dillian Whyte to win in round 1 – 25/1
Where and when is the fight taking place?
The fight is happening at Wembley Arena on 26th November and will be broadcast live and exclusively on DAZN. The event will be a Eddie Hearn promotion for Matchroom Boxing. The show will start at 7pm with the main ring walk expected around 10.30pm .
What does the full fight card look like?
- MAIN EVENT: Dillian Whyte vs Jermaine Franklin
- Fabio Wardley vs Nathan Gorman
- Sandy Ryan vs. Anahi Ester Sanchez
- Cheavon Clarke vs Jose Gregorio Ulrich
- Pat McCormack vs Christian Nicols Andino
- Mark Dickinson vs Gideon Onyenani
- George Liddard vs Nikola Matic
- Thomas Carty vs Pavlo Krolenko
(subject to change)
Who’s the favourite?
Whyte, as expected, is a huge favourite for this one at 1/10, with Franklin out at 11/2 to pull off what would be a huge shock and the draw is available at 25/1.
The American may be undefeated but he has a Deontay Wilder style padded record and has never fought anyone near the calibre of Dillian Whyte.
What’s been said?
“It’s great to be back, doing what I love doing. I can’t wait to get into the ring and show the world that when push comes to shove, I can get right back up in Wembley and remind everyone why I was WBC number one for over four years.
As an undefeated Heavyweight, Franklin is a dangerous guy but I’m going to teach him quite a few lessons on November 26. Most importantly, I’m going to teach him how to lose.”
“I’m super hyped to fight in the UK, they love boxing and I plan on making a statement when I beat Dillian.
I want them to be loud and love my boxing style and have them embrace me as the people’s champ. The world will see the real Jermaine Franklin Jr.
Dillian is a warrior. He has heart and he’s been with the best. It’s time for him to step aside and let the ‘989 Assassin’ make him body number 22 on my body count. The kind of fight I expect is a brawl.
Dillian wants to prove he’s got something left in the tank. I want to show him, I’m the future of boxing and for USA Heavyweights.”
Dillian Whyte to win by KO/TKO/DQ/Technical Decision – 1/3
The Body Snatcher has been out of action since his devastating 6th round loss to Lineal champ Tyson Fury but returns here in a fight everyone (apart from Franklin’s camp) expects him to win.
Whyte has switched to experienced trainer Buddy McGirt in his corner for this one, so we should see some improvements, particularly on defence.
From the highlights I’ve seen, Franklin looks heavy handed and possesses some heavy hands, as displayed in his 14 knock-outs. However, he looks incredibly easy to hit and Whyte can bang a bit himself.
The Michigan native is entering a world he has never been in here tonight and I think he could be entering a world of hurt.
I firmly expect Whyte to win and to knock the 29-year-old out.
Dillian Whyte to win in rounds 1-3 – 13/2
My last two picks are doubling down on my earlier observations. Whyte may have failed at the very top level but make no mistake, he is an elite level operator in the Heavyweight division.
Franklin has a dreadful record of opponents and if Whyte catches him early, he could take him out in style.
Dillian Whyte to win in round 1 – 25/1
For a bit of fun, i’m having a bit of chump change on Whyte to catch him early and take him out in the opening stanza.
Enjoy the fight…