Dillian Whyte: Lucas Browne won’t stop my World title charge + Running Order

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Dillian Whyte has got to the top of the bill the hard way – and he has no intention of letting Lucas Browne derail his path to World title glory as they clash at The O2 tomorrow night, live on Sky Sports.

Whyte defends the WBC Silver Heavyweight title he won against a defensive Robert Helenius in Cardiff in October, landing the number one spot in the WBC into the bargain.

The ‘Body Snatcher’s’ admits boxing saved his life from a life of crime and gave him a second chance, but that was taken from him for two years 2012 following a failed drugs test. Whyte has battled to get back on track and now only Browne stands in his way to punching his ticket to the top table.

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“It means a lot to headline The O2,” said Whyte, who scaled 18st 2lbs 2oz, nine pounds lighter than the challenger. “Topping the bills as a star is what I’ve been working for. Nothing good comes easy. Boxing is a hard sport to make a living from and it gets even harder to stay at the top when you get there. I am well aware of that, but I’m a tough man and I don’t give up easily.

“I’ve done it the hard way, built myself up and battled to get to where I am through a lot of setbacks. My rage and anger got me to a certain point in the sport and then I had the accident. I’m a realist and an analyst, I took myself away and I realised I had to become more professional and get good people around me and I made the transition, that’s what is here now and there’s still more to come, but I am getting there.

“You have to be yourself, if you are and you believe in yourself and what you say, you aren’t going to do wrong things, you just have to be honest and real, that’s all a man can do.

“Sky Sports and Matchroom are now right behind me so this is my time to shine. I should be mandatory challenger in maybe two or three governing bodies because I’m highly ranked in all of them and Lucas is a good name to have a win over.”

Whyte’s meeting with Browne tops a huge night at The O2 with a pair of great British title clashes as Frank Buglioni defends his Light-Heavyweight title against Commonwealth champion Callum Johnson and Lewis Ritson puts his Lightweight title up for grabs against former champion Scotty Cardle.

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Doors Open – 17:00

4 x 3 mins Featherweight contest


(London) (London)

4 x 3 mins Cruiserweight contest

RICHARD RIAKPORHE 14st 1lb 3oz v ADAM WILLIAMS 14st 3lbs 2oz

(Walworth) (Manchester)

6 x 3 mins Light-Heavyweight contest

CRAIG RICHARDS 12st 7lbs 7oz v IVAN STUPALO 12st 5lbs 6oz

(Crystal Palace). (Croatia)

6 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight contest

JAMIE COX 12st 4lbs 5oz v HARRY MATTHEWS 12st 5lbs 6oz

(Swindon) (York)


8 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest

DERECK CHISORA 17st 12lbs 5oz v ZAKARIA AZZOUZI 17st 7lbs 2oz

(Finchley) (France)

Followed by

6 x 3 mins Super-Welterweight contest @ 11st 2lbs


(Liverpool) (France)

Followed by

12 x 3 mins British Lightweight Championship

LEWIS RITSON 9st 9lbs v SCOTT CARDLE 9st 7lbs 9oz

(Forest Hall) (Lytham)

Followed by

12 x 3 mins British and Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight Championship

FRANK BUGLIONI 12st 6lbs 3oz v CALLUM JOHNSON 12st 6lbs 7oz

(Winchmore Hill) (Boston)

Followed by

12 x 3 mins WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship

DILLIAN WHYTE 18st 2lbs 2oz v LUCAS BROWNE 18st 11lbs 2oz

(Brixton) (Australia)


6 x 3 mins Welterweight contest

CHRIS KONGO 10st 8lbs 9oz v SERGE AMBOMO 10st 6lbs 2oz

(Bermondsey) (Sheffield)

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