Dillian Whyte labels opponent “a quitter, a coward” after R3 TKO

Boxing star Dillian Whyte marked his return to the ring with a spectacular victory over Christian Hammer. The event took place on St. Patrick’s Day at the TF Royal Hotel in Castlebar, Ireland. Despite his successful return, Whyte expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome of the bout.

Dillian Whyte had been sidelined following a positive PED test before his scheduled rematch against Anthony Joshua in August. However, it was discovered that the failed test was the result of a contaminated supplement. Therefore, he was authorized to resume his boxing career.

In a dominant performance, Whyte secured a third-round stoppage against Christian Hammer. He ended up inflicting significant damage on his opponent. However, the match concluded prematurely as Hammer’s corner decided to stop the contest between rounds. Whyte ended up getting the victory.

Despite the win, Whyte voiced his frustration during a backstage interview. He criticized Hammer, labeling him as a “quitter” and a “coward” for the anticlimactic end to the match.

Whyte said: “He is a quitter, a coward. I went back to the corner, sat down, and got ready to come back out, and then, he sort of just said, yeah, I quit, and then it ended in the third round, I don ‘t know why… It’s just a disappointing fight.”

With this victory, Dillian Whyte improved his professional boxing record to 30-3. Notably, his losses have come against top-tier opponents. This includes Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, and Alexander Povetkin. However, Whyte avenged his loss to Povetkin in 2021, demonstrating his resilience and determination in the ring.

Looking ahead, Whyte aims to secure more wins against elite competition. This will potentially earn him opportunities to avenge his previous defeats.

In addition to reflecting on his own victory, Dillian Whyte shared his perspective on Francis Ngannou’s recent knockout loss to Anthony Joshua. Despite initially predicting Joshua’s victory, Whyte attributed Ngannou’s defeat to overconfidence stemming from his closely contested match with Tyson Fury.

Ngannou gave Fury one of his roughest bouts in recent memory. However, Ngannou ended up losing via split decision in his professional boxing debut. Nonetheless, Anthony Joshua easily defeated the former UFC heavyweight champion this month in the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh. Joshua knocked him out in the second round.

Regarding Ngannou’s defeat in the knockout, Whyte said in an interview: “I picked Joshua to win anyway. Francis is a big, strong guy but he hasn ‘t got the experience. No disrespect to him and his team; he was working with people who were not boxing people. He needs to get proper boxing training because, he is big and he is strong, obviously. Fury underestimated him… and Francis and his team got ignorant and took too much away from that, and then that false confidence is what got him knocked out. ”