“I Am Always Angry”: Dillian Whyte Compares Himself With Marvel’s Hulk

Published 03/27/2021, 1:00 PM EDT


Dillian Whyte, 32, is one of the most intimidating heavyweights of the current boxing community. While he is exceptionally skillful inside the ring, Whyte is able to balance power and skill equally, thus turning himself even more treacherous within the ropes.

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He has often lost his calm on-air and is one of the few boxers who doesn’t intend to make many friends in the sport. He prefers to keep it ugly and real, and as his rematch with Alexander Povetkin is coming closer, Whyte connected with IFL TV to talk about his anger issues.

In the chat, ‘The Body Snatcher’ has billed himself to be Marvel’s Hulk (Bruce Banner), as he claims to remain angry all the time.

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“I am always angry anyway, I am always angry. I just control it better. You know I am like Bruce Banner, I am always angry you know,” said Dillian Whyte.

However, Whyte, (27-2) who is one of the most popular boxers in the world, also claimed to have transitioned himself with time. The former WBC Interim heavyweight champion has seemingly controlled his anger and has also justified the change.

Dillian Whyte added, “I just control it better as I got older because my reach is bigger, more people is looking up to me, I am reaching more people, kids getting older, peoples growing up, you are changing. So, you have to be a bit more diplomatic… You can’t just always wear your heart and your sleeve.”

Dillian Whyte-  A look back at his career

Following a successful amateur career, Whyte became a professional in 2011. He remained unbeaten for four years with a record of 16-0 before falling prey to Anthony Joshua in 2015. The bad-blood rivalry saw both men drag each other into an intense matchup.

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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)

While Whyte showcased his abilities in-ring, Joshua KOed him and handed him the maiden defeat of his career. However, ‘The Body Snatcher’ staged another undefeated run of 11 fights before losing his WBC Interim crown to Alexander Povetkin in 2020. He will look forward to reclaiming the belt in an epic rematch (Rumble on the Rock) on March 27.

Will we get to see Dillian Whyte’s Hulk in Gibraltar?

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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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