Dillian Whyte is a British professional boxer who has held the WBC Silver heavyweight title since 2017. Whyte is one of the top names in the boxing world today in the heavyweight class ranking at number six on the world’s heavyweight list released by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Whyte was born on 11 April 1988 in Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica. Whyte grew up here before moving to the United Kingdom in his early teens for a better life. He confessed in an interview how there was almost zero opportunity for education in Jamaica but it changed once he moved to England. He later started boxing at Miguel’s boxing gym, which he mentions was an important step in his life.
This was because of his background that made it difficult for him to enter other fields with conviction. Reflecting on his childhood, he says that boxing “saved” his life. The self-awareness he had at the time that he would do very ell in this sport in comparison with anything else in life, gave him a strong direction in life and that is probably why he is one of the elites in the boxing world today.
Before getting fully into boxing, Whyte was actually a professional kick boxer which was slightly different than the former. His career in kickboxing was flourishing with one of the highlights of his career in the world of kickboxing being the two-time British heavyweight kickboxing champion by claiming the BIKMA Super Heavyweight British Championship title.
He became one of the best in the sport in the U.K. being ranked as number 1 for five years straight in his 95 kg category. He would make his debut in MMA in 2008 where he dominated his match being Mark Stroud.
One of his earliest bouts at an amateur level came when he was only 20 years old. This was a match against Anthony Joshua, who would also became a very big name in boxing in the future. The match ended with an unanimous decision in Whyte’s side. Soon after, Whyte signed a deal with boxing promoter Frank Maloney.
His professional debut came on May 13, 2011 where he won his match through a decision against Tayar Mehmed. He would go on to win his future matches one by one and eventually got a shot to fight former British heavyweight champion Mike Holdern. Fighting against such high level athletes elevated his personal ability as well as his credibility as a great fighter.
By 2014, Whyte was now scoring some big fights with a win against Kamil Sokolowski, another heavyweight via a TKO. He went on to have highly anticipated matches against stars like Marcelo Luiz Nascimento and Beka Lobjanidze.
Dillian Whyte Net Worth
As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $7 million. One of his most recent matches that created a lot of hype was his fight against Australian heavyweight contender named Lucas Brown. Before the fight, there was some bad blood created among the two as they exchanged some nasty words with each other. Whyte came swinging in the contest delivering some serious shots to Brown. Brown was left conscious giving Whyte the win.
After the match, Brown had to be stretchered to a nearby hospital. It is fights like these that have generated a lot of money for Whyte. Such standout performances ensure bonuses to fighters and Whyte has also been able to capitalize his following with some sweet endorsement deals as well.
|Dillian Whyte Net Worth 2015||Not Known|
|Dillian Whyte Net Worth 2016||$1.5 million|
|Dillian Whyte Net Worth 2017||$4 million|
|Dillian Whyte Net Worth 2018||$7 million|
Whyte has mentioned about how he considers Jack Dempsey, Sonny Liston, Lennox Lewis, and James Toney to be some of his boxing idols throughout his career.
Whyte is also quite a family man with three children that includes two boys. Whyte has also faced some lows during his career. He was banned from all competitions with a period of ineligibility from 13 October 2012 to 12 October 2014 because he had been tested positive for the banned stimulant Methylhexaneamine (MHA).
This was a period of downward following for Whyte where his reputation had been severely impacted through these events. However, during his period of suspension, Whyte became better and came back with a bang in the following years.
Full Name: Dillian Whyte
Date of Birth: April 11, 1988
Age: 30 years
Born Place: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Nationality: British, Jamaican
Height: 1.93 m
Net Worth: $7 million