Dillian Whyte’s new trainer Buddy McGirt hilariously revealed at the press conference for Whyte’s fight with Jermaine Franklin today that he has never watched neither Whyte nor his opponent fight before.
McGirt explained he was preparing ‘The Bodysnatcher’ for any and all possibilities ahead of his showdown with the American at Wembley Arena this weekend, before making the admission that he hadn’t watched any of his charge’s previous contests.
“I’m going to be 150% honest with you, I don’t study anybody. I’m not gonna sit and worry about the guy I’m training or who he’s fighting – I don’t worry about what they do.”
“I’m preparing my guy for anything and everything. If you prepare for one thing and look for it and it don’t happen in the fight, then it’s too damn late. But if you prepare for anything, then no matter what the other guy does, you’ve got an answer for it and that’s the key.”
“But here’s the funny part – I’ve not seen Dillian fight either!”
Dillian Whyte's new trainer Buddy McGirt admits he's never watched him fight ahead of their first bout together on Saturday night…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 24, 2022
The Franklin fight will be Whyte’s first time back in action since his knockout defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury back in April at Wembley Stadium, and will be crucial as he looks to secure another big money fight in 2023.
A rematch with long time foe Anthony Joshua is said to be a distinct possibility for Whyte, however promoter Eddie Hearn saying in no uncertain terms that will all be out the window should he come unstuck against Franklin on Saturday night.
‘The 989’ Assassin boasts a record of 21-0 with 14 knockouts but, having not faced any opponents of real quality, is still an unknown quantity of sorts and goes into the fight as a considerable betting underdog.