Dillian Whyte's best five fights ahead of Otto Wallin heavyweight battle

Planet Sport takes a close look at Whyte's best five fights during his 10-year professional career.

Dillian Whyte is expected to set up his chances of a world title shot later this month.

The British heavyweight will have home advantage at the O2 in London.

Whyte takes on Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin on October 30 and a victory will surely see the Brit get his shot at the WBC belt.

We take a look at the improving Whyte's best five fights during his 10-year career.

Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin (March 2021)

Whyte avenged his August 2020 defeat to Povetkin in stunning fashion in Gibraltar. The Brit sensed blood from the off and almost finished the veteran Russian in the first round when he stumbled.

Povetkin, who stopped Whyte in the fifth round in the first fight, survived but his fate was sealed in the fourth.

With blood visible from the nose of Povetkin from the first round, Whyte stepped on his opponent and got him out of there with 20 seconds of the round remaining.

Whyte, whose jab had been working well, caught Povetkin with a straight right hand which propelled him into the ropes. That was followed up by another right hand and a left hook which sent his opponent crashing into the ropes on the opposite side of the ring.

The Russian clambered to his feet but the referee waved off the contest with revenge sweet for Whyte.

After being stunned in the original clash, Whyte produced a career-best display against a man who had previously only lost to Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko in 39 fights.

Whyte vs Dereck Chisora (Dec 2018)

Whyte brutally knocked out Derek Chisora with a huge left hook to settle their grudge match at the O2 Arena.

The gruelling contest had gone 11 rounds when Whyte unleashed a venomous left hand which flattened Chisora and gave him no chance of continuing.

Dillian Whyte defeated Derek Chisora in their highly-anticipated rematch via TKO in round 11

The rematch had been as pulsating as the first fight two years previous, which Whyte had won by split decision. There was no mistaking his victory this time though as he ended a stellar year with an explosive finish.

Whyte immediately called out Joshua from the ring and demanded a rematch.

Joshua replied and said Whyte deserved a world title shot, but admitted he had Deontay Wilder in his sights.

Whyte vs Joseph Parker (July 2018)

Whyte was victorious over Joseph Parker on points as the Briton made it eight wins in a row.

Whyte agreed to take on former world heavyweight champion Parker, who had lost the WBO belt to Joshua only a few months earlier.

Dillian Whyte, right, defeated Joseph Parker in July 2018

He was aiming to try and force his way to an elusive world title shot. And for his part he got the job done, winning unanimously 113-112, 115-110, 114-111 on the scorecards.

Whyte overpowered his younger and lighter rival and dropped him twice in the second and ninth rounds, although the second-round flooring came via a clash of heads.

The ninth-round saw a legitimate knockdown - the first time Parker had received a count in his career. A huge left hand knocked Parker off his feet, but with Whyte gassed, Parker survived. And he launched his own assault in the final two rounds and almost got the knockout he needed in the 12th.

A big right landed flush on Whyte's chin, but he managed to hold on despite showing huge signs of fatigue. Out on his feet, Whyte was caught by a huge right hand which floored him. But the Brixton man dug in for the final 20 seconds and smothered his opponent to see the bell and take the decision on points.

Whyte v Lucas Browne (March 2018)

Whyte dismantled Lucas Browne in six rounds with a ruthless display at the O2.

The Australian was previously unbeaten but by the time he received a cut in the opening round, the writing was on the wall.

In the third round Whyte landed a clubbing right hand which saw the cut above Browne's eye worsen. With his eye badly swollen, Browne was happy to engage but with little defence he was a sitting duck.

With damage also to Browne's nose, Whyte threatened to take his opponent out in the fifth with a left hook and stiff right hand.

Whyte though stayed composed and got the finish in the sixth after storming out from the corner.

A huge, clubbing left hand landed on the cheek of Browne. It dropped the Aussie dramatically onto his face. Browne was flat out and needed oxygen before getting back to his feet.

"I knew this was going to happen. Deontay Wilder where you at? June - let's go," said Whyte afterwards as he chased a world title shot at the WBC belt.

Whyte vs Anthony Joshua (Dec 2015)

Whyte lost to Anthony Joshua in the seventh round in an explosive contest at the O2 Arena, but not before he had given his rival a mighty scare.

With the trash talk flying around in the build up to the fight the opening round did not disappoint, with Whyte in survival mode after minute-long onslaught from Joshua.

Chaos then erupted in the ring after Joshua threw a punch after the bell sounded, prompting Whyte to throw two punches over the shoulder of referee Howard Foster.

Joshua continued as the aggressor in the second round until midway through the round when Whyte rocked his rival. It was the first time that AJ had been visibly hurt in a fight.

Joshua recovered and delivered a huge right hand in the fifth, which Whyte took well.

Joshua's bodyshots though were taking their toll on Whyte and in the seventh AJ got the stoppage.

A clubbing right hand sent Whyte spinning and he could not recover before an uppercut sent him sprawling into the ropes. His race was run.

It was a heavy, heavy knockout that left Whyte crumpled on the ropes, but he was buoyed by the damage he inflicted on Joshua early in the fight.

Read more: Betting preview: Whyte vs Wallin

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