Straight-talking Dillian Whyte isn’t one for a charm offensive, but he is out to win over Irish fight fans when he competes in a real grudge match against Derek Chisora in Manchester on December 10th.
The Jamacain-born Brixton fighter, who told Irish-boxing.com of his Irish heritage before he fought in Belfast on a Carl Frampton undercard back in 2015, will appear on the Anthony Joshua v Eric Molina Sky PPV show alongside Katie Taylor next month.
‘The Body Snatcher’, who last month paid tribute to his Irish roots when he claimed the British title by defeating Ian Lewison, is relishing the chance to gain some more Irish support and impress those who will travel across the Irish sea to support Ireland’s Katie Taylor in what will be her second pro fight.
Indeed the popular heavyweight has in the past stated he would like to gain Irish citizenship and this week outlined his desire to one day fight in Dublin.
Whyte’s grandfather Patrick hailed from Cork before relocating to the Caribbean via Dublin, and the Jamaican Rebel craves another Irish fight date.
“My Grandad is half Irish and it is something that I am proud of. I have always been screaming and shouting it from the top of the roof because I am proud of it,” Whyte told Sky Sports.
“It will be great to fight on the same bill as her [Katie Taylor] and she will bring the Irish fans over. It will be excellent. I would love to fight over in Dublin one day before I finish my career.”