Dillian Whyte Residence – Where Does the ‘Body Snatcher’ Live?

Published 03/25/2021, 6:00 PM EDT
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)


Dillian Whyte will look to avenge his defeat to Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night. Ahead of his fight, we look at where the ‘Body Snatcher’ stays and how it shaped his fighting spirit.

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Whyte vs. Povetkin will be the main event of an exciting card. It will be a test for the Englishman’s mindset and attitude. However, given his hometown and the area he grew up in, Whyte should have no problems, come fight night.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 06: Dillian Whyte poses as he weighs in ahead of the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Clash on the Dunes Weigh In at the the Al Faisaliah Hotel on December 06, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

As per BoxRec, the Londoner was born in Portland, Jamaica but lives in Brixton, London, England. However, his story goes beyond that. Born in Jamaica, Whyte followed his mother and moved to London aged 12.

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However, things didn’t come easy in England and growing up, Whyte always found himself in trouble. Often having to fight to defend himself, the ‘Body Snatcher’ has had his fair share of issues over the years.

However, this is down to the tough area of Brixton. The area in the south of the capital of England is a hub for crimes. A police report showed over 1100 crimes in the area in December 2020. This stat shows why Dillian Whyte is such a tough competitor.

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Where does Dillian Whyte stay now?

The Londoner has never enjoyed the limelight in the sport. While others like the celebrity status, Whyte prefers his no-nonsense approach. Therefore, there is not much information about the 32-year-old’s personal life.

Unlike his colleagues in the sport, the ‘Body Snatcher’ does not enjoy a luxurious life. He does not show off any expensive mansions or other assets. However, as per BoxRec, the heavyweight contender still lives in Brixton, London.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Dillian Whyte trains with Mark Tibbs ahead of the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Clash On The Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Although Whyte found himself in trouble thanks to his locality, the heavyweight has channeled it into his boxing. This has brought him tremendous success in the sport. However, he is yet to taste world title glory.

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Come Saturday night, fans will find out if Whyte can carry over this toughness from his early days, into a must-win fight against Povetkin.

Do you think the area in which Dillian Whyte grew up in, played a part in his boxing success?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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