21-0 American Will Be Dillian Whyte’s Return Opponent In DAZN Headline Bout
NoSmokeBoxing has learnt that unbeaten, world-ranked American Heavyweight Jermaine Franklin (21-0, 14 KOs) is the opponent for Dillian Whyte‘s next fight.
Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) will return to the ring under the Matchroom Boxing and DAZN banner on the 26th of November at the OVO Arena, Wembley, London, England.
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This comes after Whyte requested a sum of £3,000,000 to fight Daniel Dubois on BT Sport Box Office per sources. Queensberry Promotions refused to pay that sum, partially due to it being a week before Tyson Fury‘s PPV event.
Promoter Eddie Hearn presented multiple options for Whyte’s next fight a couple of weeks ago. Amongst those were Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin, Australia’s Demsey McKean, Chris Arreola and Jermaine Franklin.
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Franklin previously signed to fight Whyte last October but Matchroom went with Wallin instead, the contest never took place after Whyte pulled out with a shoulder injury.
NSB understands that all terms are agreed upon for the Brit to face Franklin next with an official announcement is imminent.
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