Dillian Whyte is set to take on Joseph Parker in the heavyweight fight on Saturday, 28th July 2018 at the O2 Arena in London. Both of these fighters have only suffered one defeat each in their career which came in the hands of common opponent in Anthony Joshua. The winner of Whyte vs Parker is set to get a world title shot later in the year or early 2019. The fight will be part of SkySports Box Office PPV and there will be couple of quality undercard fights on the night.
Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker TV Coverage: SkySports has announced the fight will take place on Saturday, 28th July 2018 at the O2 Arena and they will produce the live feed for UK viewers accessible only on SkySports Box Office PPV. In the US tv deal is likely to conclude closer to the fight and Showtime i expected to broadcast the fight on their regular subscription channel (non-PPV). As far as Joseph Parker’s native New Zealand is concerned, Sky NZ Main-Event will have live coverage in the Country.
|COVERAGE STARTS||07:00 pm uk time on Sky Box Office (PPV priced at £14.95)|
|PPV Details||The coverage of Whyte-Parker fight night begins at around 06:00 p.m with undercard fights and first hour will be available on normal SkySports 1 subscription channel and by 07:00 p.m it will move to encryption at only Sky Box Office.|
|UnderCard Fights||Eddier Hearns announced that matchroom boxing will put together a loaded undercard for this fight night with at least couple of other other quality match ups to support the main-event. The undercard fights are scheduled to be announced by 15th July 2018.|
|Main-Event||Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker (not before 11:00 p.m uk time)|
Joseph Parker is coming into this fight on the back of his first career defeat in the hands of Anthony Joshua back in March 2018 in what was a superb performance by the kiwi who took Joshua all the way to 12 rounds and lost on points. Joseph Parker will be slightly favourite going into the fight considering how he held his own against Joshua while Whyte got knocked out in 6 rounds couple of years go.
Whyte was originally hoping for a world title shot against Doentay Wilder for WBC crown but Wilder is busy negotiating with Joshua. Whyte was also in talks with Luiz Ortiz camp but that fight did not materialized.