Betting preview: Dillian Whyte to win and set up world title shot

Whyte has two defeats on his record against Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin but should come through former Tyson Fury rival.

Dillian Whyte will finally get a world title shot - as long as he wins his next fight.

How many times have we said that? A lot. Wins over Derek Chisora, Joseph Parker and Oscar Rivas should have already secured his chance but this is the heavyweight division and it's been complicated, to say the least.

Anthony Joshua was forced to face WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk and a court ruled a trilogy showdown between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

The two fights were expected to set up an undisputed battle between British duo Joshua and Fury to meet next summer only for the former to lose a points decision to Usyk.

Meanwhile, Fury overcame Wilder in a heavyweight classic, defeating the American in the 11th round to retain his WBC heavyweight title.

It's been a long journey - a journey which was hit with a crushing defeat to Alexander Povetkin at Fight Camp before Whyte avenged the defeat against the Russian in Gibraltar.

The "Bodysnatcher" faces Otto Wallin next - a Swedish southpaw who came close to producing a dramatic upset win over Fury in 2019. Wallin has since recorded wins against Travis Kauffman and Dominic Breazeale proving he has credentials to be a competitive opponent for Whyte.

However, Whyte - from Brixton - has the home advantage in London and is Planet Sport Bet's favourite to emerge victoriously.

When and where?

The bout will be held at London's O2 Arena on October 30.

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How to watch it?

DAZN have the rights worldwide.

Whyte to earn victory in style

Is Whyte a worthy favourite? Yes.

He suffered a crushing knockout loss to Povetkin in 2020 but responded with an emphatic fifth-round stoppage earlier this year to prove he has plenty left in the tank.

Wallin has been in the ring with Fury and defeated Breazeale - an American contender who has shared the ring with Joshua and Wilder.

He lost both inside the distance but it is an indicator that the Swede is not here just for the payday. Wallin is an outsider for the contest and judging by Whyte's performances against a higher level of opposition, a classic heavyweight punch is required for victory.

Expect Whyte to outwork Wallin and styles make fights. Whyte - who defeated another southpaw in Parker, overcoming a knockdown in the final round - has a completely different style to Fury and his work rate in the late rounds should see him win inside the distance.

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