Jermaine Franklin vs Dillian Whyte Preview November 26th, 2022
Heavyweight hopeful Dillian Whyte of Jamaica is back in action this Saturday, November 26th when he takes on unbeaten Jermaine Franklin of Saginaw, Michigan at London’s Wembley Arena in England. The 12-round bout can be seen live in most nations on DAZN. Whyte last fought in April when he put on a poor performance and was stopped in the sixth round by Tyson Fury in a shot at the WBC Heavyweight Title. Franklin last boxed in May when he stopped Rodney Moore in the fifth round.
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Franklin vs Whyte Betting Odds
- Jermaine Franklin +450
- Dillian Whyte – 1250
The 35-year-old Whyte fights out of London, England and is also a former British and WBC International Heavyweight Champion and has won the WBO International and WBC Silver Heavyweight Crowns. He enters the ring at 28-3 with 19 Ko’s and has pretty good power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 62 per cent. Whyte stands 6-feet-4-four inches tall with a 78-inch reach and has boxed 170 rounds since turning pro in 2011 after a short amateur career.
His biggest wins have been over Alexander Povetkin, Mariusz Wach, Oscar Rivas, Joseph Parker, Lucas Browne, Robert Helenius, Brian Minto and two victories over Dereck Chisora. Whyte’s first pro defeat came at the hands of Anthony Joshua via a seventh-round stoppage in December, 2015 before Joshua won his title belts by beating Wladimir Klitschko. Whyte also fought Joshua as an amateur in 2009 and dropped him along the way to a decision win.
He was then stopped by Povetkin in the fifth round in 2020 after he dropped the Russian twice in the fourth. Whyte’s a former kickboxer and mixed-martial artist with decent boxing skills but he usually relies on his power to carry him through. He’s got good size for a heavyweight but his chin can be questioned as he’s been stopped by Fury, Povetkin and Joshua and was decked by Parker and Rivas. Whyte’s also beaten the likes of Ian Lewison, David Allen and Marcelo Luiz Nascimento.
As for Franklin, he’s 29 years old and climbs through the ropes with a perfect mark of 21-0 with 14 Ko’s. He boxed 99 rounds since making his pro debut in 2015 following a relatively short amateur career. He’s 6-feet-2-inches tall with a 77-inch reach which means he gives up two inches in height and an inch in reach to Whyte. He also carries around pretty good power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 66.7 per cent.
Franklin’s taking a step up in class this weekend as his pro wins have been against the likes of Adam Collins, Daniel Allotey, Akhror Muralimov, Tyrell Wright, Cory Phelps, Ed Fountain and Craig Lewis. However he’s also beaten a few recognizable names in Pavel Sour, Jerry Forrest and Rydell Booker, but he went the distance with all three of them. In fact, Franklin has stopped just one of his last five opponents.
Whyte and Franklin both have the power to stop each other and if Whyte doesn’t take his opponent seriously here or comes in out of shape then he could pay for it. However, he’s got a lot to prove after his weak performance against Fury. He’s 35 years old, but I think Franklin will need to have the fight of his life or land something right on the button to beat him. We also need to consider the hometown judging in the UK. Therefore, I think Whyte will do just enough to pull out a win here but he’ll need to work for it.
Whyte’s experience and power should do the trick.
Play: Whyte – 1250 @ BetOnline.ag
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