Whyte vs Parker tale of the tape: How do the fighters compare ahead of their O2 bout?

IT’S judgement time for Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker.

The heavyweights go head-to-head at the O2 Arena in one of the toughest fights to call so far this year.

Dillian Whyte fights Joseph Parker in what many think is a 50-50 fight - but Anthony Joshua thinks different
Dillian Whyte fights Joseph Parker in what many think is a 50-50 fight – but Anthony Joshua thinks different
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Whyte vs Parker: Tale of the tape

ON paper, the two fighters are evenly matched.

Both the same height at 6ft4, Whyte does have a 5cm reach advantage over the Kiwi.

Anthony Joshua has inflicted their solitary defeats, whilst it is the younger fighter Parker who has actually been in the ring for 25 more rounds.

That’s despite being four years junior to The Body Snatcher, who has responded to that 2015 loss to AJ with seven victories on the bounce.

And the latest was his most emphatic, as he dismantled Lucas Browne to take the WBC silver heavyweight title.

Anthony Joshua was taken to the scorecards for the first time in his pro career by Joseph Parker
Anthony Joshua was taken to the scorecards for the first time in his pro career by Joseph Parker
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Joseph Parker

Age: 26
Fights: 25
Won: 24
Knockouts: 18
Drawn: 0
Lost: 1
Rounds: 135
Height: 6ft4
Reach: 193 cm
Odds: 10/11

Dillian Whyte

Age: 30
Fights: 24
Won: 23
Knockouts: 17
Drawn: 0
Lost: 1
Rounds: 110
Height: 6ft4
Reach: 198.1 cm
Odds: 6/5
Joseph Parker was blasted by his opponent for his performance against Anthony Joshua in March
Joseph Parker was blasted by his opponent for his performance against Anthony Joshua in March
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When is the fight?

WHYTE and Parker will step into the ring on Saturday, July 28.

Expect the main event to get going around 10pm at the O2 Arena.

How can I watch to it?

THE fight will be live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Coverage will commence at 6pm.

You can create an account and buy the event here for £19.95.

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