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Dillian Whyte vs Jermaine Franklin preview
When is Whyte vs Franklin II?
Dillian Whyte could face the challenge of Jermaine Franklin in Summer 2023 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Whyte vs Franklin II stats
Dillian Whyte would step into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jermaine Franklin would make his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Franklin would have a slight advantage in power over Whyte, with a 67% knock out percentage over Whyte's 66%.
Dillian Whyte is the older man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Whyte has a height advantage of 2 inches over Franklin. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Dillian Whyte & Jermaine Franklin fight out of an orthodox stance.
Whyte is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Franklin, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 59 more professional rounds, 182 to Franklin's 123.
Dillian Whyte goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC, 8 by the IBF and 6 by the RING at heavyweight.
Whyte vs Franklin II form
Whyte has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Jermaine Franklin on 26th November 2022 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tyson Fury on 23rd April 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Povetkin on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar, Gibraltar.
Before that, he had lost to Alexander Povetkin on 22nd August 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
He had won against Mariusz Wach on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Jermaine Franklin has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Anthony Joshua on 1st April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dillian Whyte on 26th November 2022 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jerry Forrest on 12th July 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Emerald Queen Casino, Washington, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Rydell Booker on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
He had won against Craig Lewis on 13th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Motor City Casino, Michigan.
In terms of recent activity, Dillian Whyte has been fighting more than Jermaine Franklin.
Dillian Whyte last fought 6 months and 15 days ago, while Jermaine Franklin's last outing was 2 months and 9 days ago.
Whyte's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Franklin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.
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