Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Whyte vs Franklin?
Dillian Whyte could face Jermaine Franklin in Summer 2022 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Whyte vs Franklin stats
Dillian Whyte would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 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 an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Whyte would have a slight advantage in power over Franklin, with a 68% knock out percentage over Franklin's 65%.
Dillian Whyte is the older man by 5 years, at 33 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 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 has fought 70 more professional rounds, 164 to Franklin's 94.
Dillian Whyte goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the RING at heavyweight.
Whyte vs Franklin form
Whyte has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Mariusz Wach on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Before that, he had beat Oscar Rivas on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had won against Dereck Chisora on 22nd December 2018 by knockout in the 11th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Franklin remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
Hehad defeated Cory Phelps on 15th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Derby Park Expo, Kentucky.
In terms of recent activity, Dillian Whyte has been fighting more than Jermaine Franklin.
Dillian Whyte last fought 6 months and 27 days ago, while Jermaine Franklin's last outing was 2 years, 3 months and 12 days ago.
Whyte's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Franklin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Whyte vs Franklin?
Jermaine Franklin is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Dillian Whyte if you fancy the incredible upset.