After Jermaine Franklin was controversially defeated in a heavyweight fight with Dillian Whyte last weekend, Fair Betting Sites caught up with his boxing promoter Dmitry Salita.
Former world challenger Salita, who is one of the most respected promoters and sparring partners in the sport, insisted that Franklin deserved the victory over Whyte and called for a rematch.
The Ukrainian was also adamant that the mooted fight between Whyte and Anthony Joshua is pointless after the former’s showing last weekend.
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Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte fight is ‘pointless’ – no one will take it seriously
Dmitry Salita reacted to the confirmation of Joshua’s next opponent being Whyet, telling Fair Betting Sites, “Anthony Joshua has 99 options but in my opinion Dillian Whyte is no longer one – boxing fans no longer want to see the rematch between Joshua and Whyte after Whyte lost to Franklin in the eyes of everyone but the judges. Look at social media, 98 percent of fans are voicing their desire for Whyte and Franklin to throw down again. Whyte vs AJ does nothing to re-establish Joshua’s brand as an elite heavyweight. It’s a pointless fight.
I don’t see how boxing fans and media can take the AJ Whyte rematch seriously. It’s pointless. No disrespect to Jake Paul and Logan Paul, but boxing creates the conditions for side show boxing because we don’t make enough competitive fights, the fights fans want.”
Dillian Whyte and Jermaine Franklin ‘must have rematch’ – it would be ‘absolutely massive’
Dmitry Salita told Fair Betting Sites, “The 50-50 fight to make is Whyte and Franklin. Whyte has not proved he’s ready for AJ.
We can do it in the US or the UK, it would be absolutely massive. And I believe Jermaine stops Whyte this time around. The rematch is up to Dillian. I believe from Eddie’s and DAZN’s point of view the fight would be massive and generate significant interest from the fans and media on both costs.”