“Dillian Whyte Doesn’t Have the Best Chin”- Undefeated Heavyweight Star Vows to KO ‘ The Body Snatcher’

Published 09/13/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Derek Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Dillian Whyte doesn’t have a world title on his shoulder, but that doesn’t stop him from garnering call-outs. Being one of the biggest names in the heavyweight roster, Whyte is already a relevant contender in the current title picture. Hence, overpowering him in-ring is rightly the key to grabbing a title shot, and several boxers are looking in that direction.

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Surging star Stephen Shaw also falls in that column after his latest callout. 15-0 as a professional, ‘BigShot’ Shaw has earned 11 of those wins via stoppage. Hence, he has already displayed his knockout abilities at top-level combat and now wants to have a piece of Dillian Whyte.

In a chat with Boxing Social, the 28-year-old said, “You know Dillian Whyte doesn’t have the best chin. You know he is a strong guy, but we all know that Dillian Whyte doesn’t have the best chin. His chin is pretty shaky. And I feel like I have all the tools to defeat a guy like him, and I feel like I have the power to, you know, stop him or knock him out.”

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WBC Interim heavyweight champion Whyte can ignore the challenge. He is a mandatory contender for the WBC world title and has just avenged his defeat to Alexander Povetkin this year. So, going against Stephen Shaw will endanger his mandatory shot to the world championship.

The WBC title is now under Tyson Fury’s name, which he will defend against Deontay Wilder on October 9. Post-fight, the winner can look forward to unifying the strap against the winner of Oleksandr Usk vs Anthony Joshua with the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO belts. Hence, Whyte’s Interim strap may not assist him in the championship ride anytime soon.

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No contender for Dillian Whyte?

All the heavyweight world champions and big shots have their respective fights onboard. The other ones have already fallen prey to Whyte’s impeccable skills in the ring. Hence, ‘The Body Snatcher’ is clearly out of a blockbuster matchup that can help him gain most of the spotlight.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Dillian Whyte celebrates his sixth round knockout victory over Lucas Browne during their WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, a KO loss against Alexander Povetkin in 2020 had evoked many to take out flaws in the WBC Interim champion’s game. So, Dillian Whyte has a lot on the line. He cannot afford to suffer his third professional defeat at this point. But to remain active, he will have to come across young talents like Stephen Shaw.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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