Boxing Betting Preview: Dillian Whyte’s improvement enough to see off Kiwi Joseph Parker
Whyte v Parker Betting Tips:
When Anthony Joshua knocked out his old London nemesis Dillian Whyte in the 7th round of their 2015 clash, Whyte’s career could have gone astray. But the Brixton native clearly has a solid mind, a great work ethic and since that loss to the now World Champion in Joshua.
Dillian Whyte has won his last seven fights in a row. A few were by way of KO, but Whyte has shown himself to have a much improved cardio engine, to match his undoubted power and on the whole, is a much improved “Heavyweight” package in 2018, to the fighter and athlete he was three years ago.
On Saturday night, he gets to take one step closer to an all-British but world class rematch between him and “AJ”, when he faces Kiwi technician Joseph Parker at the O2 Arena.
There is certainly a market for it now he’s 7-0 since they last met, but Dillian Whyte need to put those wins to good use now. He also has a clear standard to set himself against Parker, given the respect the Kiwi earned when going the distance with Joshua back in March.
Output and work rate will be key to a Whyte win. He simply needs to throw and land more shots and perhaps use his speed to get inside Parker’s guard a bit more than Joshua would. Parker is a gutsy customer and a slick boxer, but Whyte’s forward motion and inside work could really hurt him and although it is odds-on the fight will go the distance, there is some value to be had from backing the possibility of a stoppage victory for either fighter, if it does turn into more of a dog fight than a point scoring game.
Overall, Dillian Whyte has a lot of advantages, not least the hometown crowd. His motivation and path to a big pay day is there if he wins well here, so it’s fair to assume we’ll see the very best version of Whyte.
Parker is tough and game and has earned another big name fight on British soil under the Matchroom promotion, however the betting value leans one toward the South London boxer getting the job done.