As of January 2021, Dillian Whyte sits at #4 among heavyweights on The Ring Magazine ranking and #6 on WBC, and #7 on TBRB. He has also held multiple regional titles, including the WBC Silver title. He goes by the nickname ‘Body Snatcher’.
Prior to getting into professional boxing, Whyte had a tough upbringing. Combat sports were his escape from these evils.
His first taste of combat sports was kickboxing. The Englishman had so much success in the sport that he was a two-time British heavyweight champion by winning the BIKMA title. He also won the European K1 title.
Whyte then made the switch to MMA, where he fought at the Ultimate Challenge MMA. However, Whyte only ever made one appearance in the cage; eventually moving to boxing at 20.
In his first-ever amateur fight, Whyte took on the current heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua and beat the Englishman. However, his amateur career was cut short and Whyte turned professional in 2011.
Whyte made his professional debut in 2011 against Tayar Mehmed and won on points. The ‘Body Snatcher’ has not looked back since and has slowly become one of the best heavyweights in the world.
Whyte’s record stands at an impressive 27-2-0. Out of these, 18 have come by way of knockout; giving the Englishman a 62.07% knockout rate. His only two defeats have come against Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin.
Furthermore, he has been involved in several high-profile battles over the years. He has fought the likes of Dereck Chisora twice, Joseph Parker, Oscar Rivas, and Lucas Browne, and come out victorious in each of these fights.
2021 will be a crucial year for the Englishman who has the opportunity to avenge his defeat to Alexander Povetkin. If he can in that fight, ‘The Body Snatcher’ could be in line for a title shot.
‘The Body Snatcher’ is no stranger to doing his bit to give back to charity. In 2019, the charismatic heavyweight put aside his fiery demeanor and took an open training session for aspiring professionals in a Brixton boxing gym. The session went on for four hours.
Earlier in 2020, the heavyweight participated in the NHS Charities together cup. The event was a FIFA tournament filled with celebrities, aimed at raising funds for the NHS during the pandemic. Thus, Whyte has clearly shown his desire to give back to the people.
According to celebritynetworth.com Dillian Whyte has a reported net worth of $1 million as of January 2021. The primary source of income for the heavyweight is his boxing. However, his value is expected to rise when he eventually gets the big fights.
|Address/Residence||Brixton, London, Unied kingdom|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Achievements||Former WBC international silver heavyweight champion, WBC International heavyweight title, WBO international heavyweight title, Interim WBC world heavyweight title, British Commonwealth heavyweight title.|
|Nickname||‘The Body Snatcher’|