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26 Jul 2018

Boxer Dillian Whyte vows to continue his 100% winning record with Loughborough University by beating Joseph Parker this weekend

When Dillian Whyte suffered his only career defeat at the hands of Anthony Joshua in 2015 he was training by himself hitting bags in a garage. 

After the loss, the Brixton heavyweight, nicknamed The Body Snatcher, reassessed his approach towards the sport and sought the experience of strength and conditioning experts from Loughborough University.

The partnership has proved rather successful, and Whyte’s perfect record of seven wins from his last seven fights includes a stunning KO victory against the undefeated Aussie brawler, Lucas Browne.

On Saturday, the 30-year-old faces Joseph Parker, his eighth – and toughest – opponent (post-Joshua), at the O2 Arena in London.

The winner could be in contention for a world title shot.

“This fight, I believe I couldn’t have trained any harder,” said Whyte.

“I don’t believe there’s anything possible I could have done – I’ve given it my all.

“I’ve pushed it, I’ve had a lot of light guys sparring and moving and running circles around me.

“I’ve pushed myself beyond my limits.”

To find out more about Dillian Whyte, and how training at Loughborough has made him a formidable force, read the full press release here

photo of Dillian Whyte training with weights at Powerbase gym