Dillian Whyte’s return to the ring has been officially announced today, with Whyte taking on undefeated American heavyweight Jermaine Franklin at the Wembley Arena on November 26th.
The fight will be Whyte’s first since defeat to Tyson Fury back in April, and ‘The Bodysnatcher’ will be hoping to prove he still has plenty to offer at the top end of the heavyweight division. Franklin, however, will come to London with every intention of upsetting the apple cart, having won all of his 21 bouts to date, 14 of those coming by stoppage.
Co main event is the long awaited British heavyweight title fight between Fabio Wardley and Nathan Gorman, a real 50-50 for the historic Lord Lonsdale belt. It will be Gorman’s second time attempting to capture it, having fallen short previously against Daniel Dubois back in 2019. Wardley, though, is in electric form, stopping 13 of his 14 opponents thus far and will be confident of adding Gorman to that list.
Further down the card, Craig Richards returns to action against a very solid opponent in Richard Bolotniks. Richards will be looking to rebuild after defeat to Joshua Buatsi earlier this year, but Bolotniks – a former opponent of Buatsi, is coming off a good win and should provide a stern test for ‘Spider.’
Lastly of the fights announced so far, Sandy Ryan returns with the intention of moving ever closer to a world title shot. Ryan takes on former world title challenger Magali Rodriguez for Rodriguez’ WBC Silver super lightweight title.
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The card will be streamed live on DAZN. The full press release can be read here.