Fabio Wardley Details Dillian Whyte’s ‘Horrible’ Sparring Sessions

Published 01/13/2021, 7:25 AM EST
Fabio Wardley during the press conference at Glaziers Hall, London. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor/PA Images via Getty Images)


One of the UK’s rising stars and staunch heavyweights, Fabio Wardley, has been making massive statements since his debut. Wardley puts in a lot of hard work in the gym to excel inside the ring. He’s still new to the sport, but has spared some big-wigs of the heavyweight division. One such name on that list is Dillian Whyte.

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In a chat with Sky Sports, Wardley revealed what is it like to spar with an elite boxer like ‘The Body Snatcher’.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celerbates knocking out Dereck Chisora as the referee stops the fight after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old said, “Some of those sparring sessions have been horrible. I’ve come out with bruises, bumps, and scrapes. Me and him have done 10, 12 rounds together, just on the bounce.”

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Wardley asserted a sparring session with Whyte as a nightmare wherein he ended up with multiple injuries. However, he believes such sessions to be his greatest boxing lessons as he can find some new elements to his game that he needs to work on as everything doesn’t work in sparring sessions with different partners.

I’ve watched and I know Dillian well, I know what he’s like. If it gets to the point where you are now trying to take the p***, he won’t back down at all. He’ll meet you there and then. That’s where it can get messy.” he added.

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The boxing universe knows what Dillian Whyte can do, and now they know that he is exactly the same, even behind the scenes. Over his prolonged boxing career, Whyte has always stood among the top-graded heavyweights of the modern era. Now, fans are aware of why this has been possible.

Can Dillian Whyte make a robust comeback in 2021?

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In his last outing inside the squared circle, Whyte got finished by Alexander Povetkin in round 5. The duo fought for the WBC interim title, but the Brit failed to get his hand raised. However, he has left the past behind and is looking forward to making 2021 the best year of his career.

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)

More than anyone else, Whyte believes in himself and his abilities. He is keen on booking a rematch with Povetkin to settle his scores with him. If ‘The Body Snatcher’ beats him, he will become the WBC interim heavyweight champion and he will be mandatory to Tyson Fury’s belt.

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His fans await his arrival and look ahead to his approach in the coming fights. How will Whyte fare in 2021? Will he earn his shot towards the ultimate 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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