Dillian Whyte’s Pro-Boxing Losses: Who has Snatched “The Body Snatcher’s” Body?

Published 03/26/2021, 2:33 PM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Dillian Whyte reacts to victory over Mariusz Wach after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Dillian Whyte is a long-time stalwart in heavyweight boxing. He’s hung around the sport for a while, giving some of the most cracking performances. Until now, he’s enjoyed an exemplary run in the big men’s division, looking super strong for the coming time as well.

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This Saturday, he will take on Alexander Povetkin for the WBC interim heavyweight title. This will be the second time they will don their gloves to take on each other, after their first meet in August 2020, wherein the Brit ended up on the losing vertical.

Dillian Whyte and his pro-boxing losses

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The ‘Body Snatcher’ has touched gloves with some bigwigs of the heavyweight roster. He also has emerged victorious in a number of those bouts. Yet, there were only 2 fights where the Brit succumbed to brutal losses. Moreover, both of those losses came via vicious T/KOs.

That said, as Dillian Whyte goes into his biggest, perhaps the most important fight of his career, here we look at losses the ‘Body Snatcher’ has suffered in his pro-boxing career.

Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte – 2015

Whyte’s first career loss came at the hands of the current unified heavyweight king, Anthony Joshua. Ahead of facing ‘AJ, Whyte had a prolific resume with 0 losses. But in this fight, both the pugilists came in undefeated and the ‘Body Snatcher’ lost his precious ‘O’.

Though he scored a loss, Whyte gave a good fight to Joshua. He landed slick counter-attacks on him, displaying a snippet of his charismatic power. However, he couldn’t sustain that momentum for long and fell prey to Joshua’s crushing power.

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Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte  – 2020

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His recent loss came in against the ‘Russian Vityaz’ Alexander Povetkin a year ago. Whyte began the fight extremely well and even dropped Povetkin twice. He was going great until Povetkin caught him with an uppercut.

The ‘Body Snatcher’ was left unconscious on the canvas, and he couldn’t find his way back to his feet. This was his second career loss, after which he didn’t step inside the squared circle.

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As far as the Saturday night bout is concerned, Dillian Whyte will look to solidify his streak and add a win to his resume. This fight plays a pivotal role in his career as it will set him up for a shot at heavyweight gold.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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