Dillian whyte wants to return to the ring in September and could be part of the card in which Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez Y Caleb Plant unify the super middleweight championships.
“I would love for him to fight on the same undercard of Canelo Alvarez, that would be huge for him, “he commented Eddie hearn to IFL TV. “Mid-September is one of his ideal dates. Now we are trying to define a rival to make a fit announcement ”.
The main candidate to face Whyte he is undefeated Jeremaine franklin; However, the stage for his return depends entirely on the future the fight takes from Saul Alvarez Y Caleb Plant.
If the combat of the Canelo going to PBC, Whyte could star in his own card, but if they fight in DAZN, Dillian It could be a strong name on the billboard.
“It was assumed that Dillian he would go up on August 28, but we felt it was too early and he preferred to go in September, “he said. Hearn
. “If we (Matchroom) we do not fight and accept the offer of PBC for the fight with Plant, Whyte it could also have its own stellar night, but if the event is organized by us, it will probably go on the same billboard. ”
Dillian He last fought last March, when he knocked out the Russian Alexander Povetkin, becoming interim heavyweight champion of the CMB.
For its part, Jermaine franklin He has a record of 20 wins in a row, although he has not won a match by knockout since 2018 when he defeated Ed Fountain.
Whyte was placed in the previous months as one of the candidates to fight with Andy Ruiz, but it seems that this fight will have to wait, since the one of Mexican descent will probably face the Cuban Luis Ortíz.