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Dillian Whyte vs Jermaine Franklin report
Who won Whyte vs Franklin?
Dillian Whyte beat Jermaine Franklin by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th November 2022 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 115-115, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of winner Dillian Whyte.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Also, on the undercard Fabio Wardley beat Nathan Gorman for the BBBOC British Heavyweight championship and Sandy Ryan defeated Anahi Esther Sanchez.
Whyte vs Franklin stats
Dillian Whyte stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Jermaine Franklin made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws.
Dillian Whyte was the older man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Whyte had a height advantage of 2 inches over Franklin. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Dillian Whyte & Jermaine Franklin fought out of an orthodox stance.
Whyte was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Franklin, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 59 more professional rounds, 182 to Franklin's 123.
Dillian Whyte went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC and 10 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Jermaine Franklin was ranked number 12 by the WBO in the 201lb division.
Whyte vs Franklin form
Whyte had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to 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, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.
Before that, he had beat Mariusz Wach on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
He had won against Oscar Rivas on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Franklin had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this 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.
Previous to that, he had beat Rydell Booker on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Craig Lewis on 13th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Motor City Casino, Michigan.
Before that, he had won against Ed Fountain on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Hollywood Casino, Ohio.
He had defeated Cory Phelps on 15th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Derby Park Expo, Kentucky.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Dillian Whyte had been fighting more than Jermaine Franklin.
Going to this contest, Dillian Whyte had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 5 days ago, while Jermaine Franklin's last outing had been 3 years, 10 months and 16 days ago.
Whyte's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Franklin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Whyte vs Franklin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:15 PM GMT at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:15 PM EST or 2:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Whyte vs Franklin?
The DAZN show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 7:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Whyte vs Franklin?
Dillian Whyte was a 1/12 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Jermaine Franklin made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.