Dillian Whyte’s reputation

Has Whytes stock in the division risen after KOing Chisora?


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Benny Blanco

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According to @Pedderrs in the ‘Chisora chances’ thread Dillian Whytes reputation is no further forward after Saturday night because he ‘struggled’ against Dereck and was down by one point on 2 of the 3 scorecards (and winning on the other) in his opinion because Whyte was expected to win comfortably and he had some trouble with Chisora his reputation isn’t enhanced in any way and he has shown himself ‘to be the same fighter he was 3 years ago’.

In my opinion, Whyte (and most heavyweights) will always have some form of a tough nights work with a fit and motivated Chisora.

I believe Whyte and Tibbs probably knew he would be under pressure and backed up against the ropes for large portions of the fight and did a good job of blocking a lot of Dereck’s head shots on the arms. (Although Del did have some success to the body).

I believe Whyte bided his time, figured Chisora would tire and/or get desperate at some point and take his opportunity to land a big counter punch. Which is exactly what happened.

Sounds like a job well done to me.

I also, for the life of me, can’t see the point in banging on about someone being 1 point up on the scorecards when a fight ends in a devastating one punch KO.

I had Whyte up by 2 points, you may have had Chisora up. It really doesn’t matter a single fuck when Chisora ends up flat on his back spark out.

@Pedderrs also mentioned that Whyte ‘couldn’t out box Chisora’ isn’t knocking somebody out cold outboxing them?

Anyway, quite simply, has Dillian Whytes stock and reputation risen as a result of Saturday night or not?
 

Jack

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It sounds obvious but I think his reputation has changed in accordance with how the fight went down. A skillful boxer will probably be more confident about facing him than they were before but on the other hand, every fighter will now know he carries power very late into a bout and that you can't take him lightly. If I was Fury, I'd be more confident of winning, if I was Wilder, I'd be less confident of winning and that's just reflective of the flaws and strengths he showed.

Either way, Whyte deserves big credit for his performance, his resilience and his heart. He's an asset to the division.

Chisora's stock has risen in some ways and fallen in others too, his chin has been cracked and big punchers will think they can take him on but coming in that fit and boxing like that was really impressive, so I don't think a lot of young fighters will fancy it.
 

ant-man

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Of course his stock went up, it was another win. I don't understand the hate for Whyte. Like the man or not he's one of the hardest grafting heavies out there. If he ever wins a world title, which is not unlikely in my opinion, it will be well deserved.

By the way, Chisora's stock went up too. When two fighters put on a show like that (as did Warrington/Frampton) win or lose they go up in my estimation.
 

Benny Blanco

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Why are you being so fucking hostile over this pal?
You need to give Dillian some credit, he’s improved immeasurably under Mark Tibbs and beaten everyone put in front of him since Joshua.

Chisora will always give him a hard nights work, clash of styles and a genuine rivalry which obviously gets Del very very motivated to fight hard.

Whyte & Tibbs got their tactics spot on and ended the rivalry emphatically.

That’s all there is to it.
 

Pedderrs

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You need to give Dillian some credit, he’s improved immeasurably under Mark Tibbs and beaten everyone put in front of him since Joshua.

Chisora will always give him a hard nights work, clash of styles and a genuine rivalry which obviously gets Del very very motivated to fight hard.

Whyte & Tibbs got their tactics spot on and ended the rivalry emphatically.

That’s all there is to it.
I’ve given Whyte credibility for pulling out the win pal. But I and at least 5 others here do not believe the overall performance enhanced his stock in the minds’ of his rivals.
 
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Whyte’s performance against Chisora has similarities to how Chisora beat Takam in execution but not mindset.

I remember watching the Chisora v Takam fight and being impressed with Takam’s pressurising and putting it on Chisora. At no point did I think that Chisora’s high guard against the ropes approach was tactical, I just thought he was being beat up. Chisora then surprisingly had gas in the tank and chopped down Takam on two occasions with the overhand right.

In Whyte’s case, when he fought Chisora, I felt that covering up and taking a step back was in this case tactical. It’s obvious that Whyte can scrap and trade but chose not to do so. In my opinion Whyte (and his team) selected these tactics not because of Chisora’s superior cardio but Whyte and his team know Whyte has suspect cardio and could get exposed if Chisora is not put away in the first half of the fight. Whyte then executed a left hook counter and KO’d Chisora.

As I said, same outcome as Takam fight but Whyte showed he has a boxing brain that he possibly didn’t have before.

Going back to the original question of reputation then Whyte has PPV’d headlined the last 2 or 3 of his fights. He has ko’d or knocked down recent opponents and there are millions of memes circulating of his screaming ‘let’s go baby’. The public all now know him compared to the 2015 Joshua fight and he has the underdog feel to him and will be the alternate choice to the well oiled AJ PR machine.

I believe Whyte’s reputation has gone up as he has shown he is not just a brawler and can execute a game plan over the latter rounds. The question is what if he didn’t KO Chisora as he left it too late? That leaves a question mark at the highest level. Chisora can out cardio Whyte and this will be his undoing no matter what work he puts in at Loughborough - it’s simply genetic in my opinion.