Heavyweight title contender Dillian Whyte has exclaimed his delight after hearing that his next opponent, Jermaine Franklin, is sparring WBC champion Tyson Fury, who beat Whyte back in April.
Whyte was knocked out in round six of his fight with ‘The Gypsy King’ earlier this year and it has recently come to light that his opponent for his upcoming fight, has been sparring the champ.
IM NOT F#%KING AROUND”! Thanks @tysonfury@davidadeleye for letting me spar. The champ don’t mess around and David is a beast.Time to catch another body Nov 26. Make sure you watch the fight on the DAZN and in UK, come to the fight. @Dsalita@MatchroomBoxing@DAZNBoxingpic.twitter.com/RS4tN7qMWT
— Jermaine Franklin Jr (Official Pg) (@JermaineFrankl6) November 3, 2022
Whilst many fighters would fear such a collaboration, with concerns that Fury could detail how to defeat Whyte, ‘The Body Snatcher’ is instead ‘happy’ that the American is sparring such strong opposition, he told talkSPORT (Daily Mail).
“It’s a funny one. I’m glad because Fury is punching holes in him.
I’m fighting an undefeated guy. Fighting an undefeated is one of the hardest things to be on this planet. He doesn’t know how to lose, and he has a lot of self-belief.”
The 34-year-old appeared to be hopeful that sparring the world champion could knock the confidence of his undefeated opponent or at least cause him some damage in preparation for the fight.
Whilst, Franklin will be making a huge step up in opposition for this fight, we could see Whyte adopt a different style under new trainer Buddy McGirt.
Heavyweight rivals will be watching with keen eyes to see if Whyte can bounce back from his disappointing world title fight. A money spinning rematch against Anthony Joshua next year has been hotly tipped for Whyte if he can come through unscathed.
The event will be available to watch on DAZN on November 26th.