Whyte Franklin Tops A Major Night Of Action From The Wembley Arena Live on DAZN
Dillian Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) faces undefeated American contender Jermaine Franklin (21-0, 14 KOs) on his highly anticipated return to the ring this Saturday, November 26 at the OVO Arena, Wembley, live worldwide on DAZN.
Whyte challenged WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, at England’s national stadium earlier this year but suffered a convincing sixth-round stoppage defeat. Franklin marks the beginning of an ascent to a second world title chance.
A major pay-per-view, stadium headliner fight with Anthony Joshua early next year has been dangled at Whyte should he be able to get through Franklin unscathed. Franklin hopes to upset ‘The Body Snatcher’ and instead face Joshua next spring.
Whyte Franklin Channel, Time, Ring Walks
Whyte vs Franklin will be live on sports streaming service DAZN around the world (excluding Australia and New Zealand). DAZN is available to subscribe to for £7.99.
The preliminary action, shown on the Matchroom and DAZN YouTube channels, is scheduled to begin at 5:50 pm BST (12:50 am ET, 9:50 am PT). The main card action starts at 7:00 pm BST (2 pm ET, 11 am PT).
Whyte Franklin main event ring walks are expected at approximately 10:30 pm BST (5:30 pm ET, 2:30 pm PT).
Whyte Franklin Undercard: Pat McCormack, Cheavon Clarke, Mark Dickinson, George Liddard Opponents Confirmed
Whyte Franklin Press Conference Quotes
“He’s had a lot of amateur fights. I had six amateur fights, people forget that. I had 6 amateur fights but one thing you’ve got to know is I can fight, and I can f**king fight. It’s as simple as that. Whichever way it is, I’ll get it done. Simple as that.
“This is boxing. Sometimes stuff happens. When you’re meant to have your best nights, you don’t and sometimes when you’re not meant to it happens. That’s just how boxing goes. You live and you learn from it. Hindsight is a bitch as they say.
“I try and listen to what my coaches say and what instructions they give. Sometimes you have a too-and-for in your head. Buddy is calm. But don’t let Buddy’s calmness fool you. Look at the way Buddy used to fight, he used to set the pace and always fight aggressively so don’t let his calmness fool you.
“We know what’s in front of us. He’s young and he’s dangerous. Obviously he’s undefeated and he’s full of beans as we say here in the UK. It’s up to me to beat them out of him one by one. That’s exactly what I’m going to do.
“I don’t really take much notice of what’s said on social media. If you can’t say it to myself then screw you. They can say whatever they want. Listen, that’s their job, they’re meant to say that. That’s what we pay them to come here to do. I don’t care what people say about me or think about me.
“At the moment people are thinking I’m a wounded lion. All of these hyenas are looking to move in and have a little nibble here and a nibble there. What they’ve got to remember is I’m still a predator at the end of the day, and what predators do is they kill.”
“First I want to say thank you for the opportunity. I’m a real chill guy I don’t really talk a lot. I just like to take care of business when it’s time to. I’ve got the upmost confidence in myself and I’m ready to go to work. I’ve just got the upmost confidence in myself and my abilities.
You keep bringing up him being stopped in his last fight but I don’t care about that. I’ve come in here and prepared like he’s a World Champion. That’s all we’re looking at. I’m just focused on this fight, I don’t like to dwell too much on the future, you can lose focus on what’s at hand. After this fight that’s where my focus will be. Until then I’m just strictly focused on business.”
Whyte Franklin Running Order, Weigh In Results
6 x 3 mins International Heavyweight contest
THOMAS CARTY 18st v PAVLO KROLENKO 17st 4lbs
(Dublin, Ireland) (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
4 x 3 mins International Middleweight contest
GEORGE LIDDARD 11st 8lbs v NIKOLA MATIC 11st 7lbs
(Billericay, England) (Caplinja, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
19:00 LIVE ON DAZN
6 x 3 mins Middleweight contest
MARK DICKINON 11st 10lbs v GIDEON ONYENANI 11st 9lbs
(West Rainton, England) (Chatham, England)
8 x 3 mins International Cruiserweight contest
CHEAVON CLARKE 14st 3lbs v JOSE GREGORIO ULRICH 13st 13lbs
(Gravesend, England) (Maria Juana, Argentina)
10 x 2 mins WBC International Super-Lightweight Title
SANDY RYAN 9st 13lbs v ANAHI ESTER SANCHEZ 9st 12lbs
(Derby, England) (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
6 x 3 mins International Welterweight contest
PAT MCCORMACK 10st 12lbs v CHRISTIAN NICOLAS ANDINO 10st 6lbs
(Sunderland, England) (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
12 x 3 mins vacant British Heavyweight Title
FABIO WARDLEY 17st 2lbs v NATHAN GORMAN 19st 5lbs
(Ipswich, England) (Nantwich, England)
12 x 3 mins International Heavyweight contest
DILLIAN WHYTE 17st 13lbs v JERMAINE FRANKLIN 18st 5lbs
(Brixton, England) (Saginaw, USA)
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