What Next for Dillian Whyte?

Dillian Whyte

In the wake of April’s big heavyweight fight, there has been plenty of speculation regarding the future for the victorious Tyson Fury. The Gypsy King has briefly spoken of retirement but who is left for him before he hangs up his gloves?

But what of the vanquished Dillian Whyte? At the age of 34, the British fighter is also edging towards the end of his career and has to carefully consider his next challenge, if he is to stay relevant in a crowded division.

Underdog Fails to Bite

Tyson Fury was the hot favourite to win at Wembley Stadium and he went on to justify the bookmakers’ faith.  Boxing betting sites in India and right across the world had the Gypsy King as an odds on option and, while Whyte fought bravely, Fury really is on another level right now.

Those odds were supplied by sportsbooks affiliated with Asiabet and this will be the site to follow for any follow up boxing bouts. Markets are supplied almost as soon as a fight is confirmed and they will be in place for the duration of the contest.

While considering the markets, it’s possible to read some news and opinion stories while Asiabet can also offer direct access to those markets. Sites that are referenced here will all be able to take on new customers subject to their eligibility rules.

Subject to terms and conditions, players can also take advantage of generous welcome promotions once they have completed a quick and secure sign up. A range of funding methods gets the accounts moving while customer services are on hand to help with any issues.

Once established as a regular player, there may be ongoing promos, together with mobile betting apps, a range of other sports and some in-play markets.

In short, it’s the logical betting site to follow for Dillian Whyte’s next fight but just who will his opponent be?

Anthony Joshua

There are two possible avenues towards a showdown between Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua. AJ’s rematch against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk has been delayed for obvious reasons and Whyte could step in if a date cannot be agreed upon.

Whyte may also be an ideal opponent for Joshua should he lose to Usyk once again. The two have met before with AJ winning seven years ago but Dillian Whyte’s showing against Tyson Fury suggests a rematch could be closer.

Deontay Wilder

A regular opponent for British boxers, Whyte’s impressive battle in defeat at Wembley could open the door to a fight with Deontay Wilder. With Wilder having lost in his final trilogy bout with Tyson Fury, he’s been without an obvious opponent for some time.

There would be no titles on the line, but a Whyte v Wilder showdown would give both men a chance to assess where they are and it should also be a thrilling encounter for fight fans.

Andy Ruiz Jr

That shock victory over Anthony Joshua did little to raise Andy Ruiz Jr’s profile. His sizeable frame meant that he was regarded as a bit of a joke and AJ’s follow up win did little to dispel that belief.

Ruiz Jr is back with a leaner physique and he still ranks at number six in the world rankings. Once again, any match up with Dillian Whyte could lead to a close and entertaining encounter and the result would give each man an indication as to what their next move may be.

A Departure from Boxing?

Like a number of fighters, Dillian Whyte has also dabbled in other combat sports. In the case of this British boxer, he started out with kickboxing while, in 2008, he won a solitary Mixed Martial Arts contest against Mark Stroud.

With such a strong and diverse base, it’s not impossible for Dillian Whyte to pursue a career outside of the boxing ring. While he may not have the type of personality to slot into the showbusiness world of WWE, he could be a good fit for MMA and Ultimate Fighting Championship.

He may be coming to a crossroads but there are options for the 34-year-old and, despite this latest setback, the boxing world certainly hasn’t seen the last of Dillian Whyte.