Dillian Whyte will fight Joseph Parker at the O2 in London on Saturday July 28 and the Bodysnatcher has been installed as 11/10 outsider in the bout betting, with New Zealander Parker the 4/6 favourite.

The bout will present a fascinating clash between two fighters who have suffered the sole defeats of their careers to Anthony Joshua and the winner is sure to have leverage aplenty in their search for a heavyweight title fight in the near future.

Dillian Whyte is gladiatorial mood as he appraises the fight

Whyte discusses the frustrations of attempting to secure further world title fights and even attempts a questionable Kiwi accent in a fascinating interview, while Eddie Hearn suggests the Parker fight was made in 48 hours.


Joseph Parker chats the Whyte fight and doing the Haka with Tyson Fury

The New Zealander is a rather more chilled persona than his future adversary in previewing the bout. It’s fair to say he’s more amenable to discussing the return of Tyson Fury to the ring too.

It turns out Parker and Fury have fostered an unlikely friendship that stretches back years.