Should Dillian Whyte retire now?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Perkin Warbeck, Apr 23, 2022.

Should Dillian Whyte retire?

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  1. Yes

    46.0%
  2. No

    42.7%
  3. I'm not sure

    11.3%
  1. TFP

    TFP Member Full Member

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    he's of course well within his rights to carry on if he needs and/or wants the money. but, yeah, he's beyond finished, last night looked hugely overweight, slow, and far too old to see the level of improvement that'd be needed to restore him to contender status.
     
  2. senpai

    senpai Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No, there is a lot of good fights left for him.

    Joyce, Gassiev, Hrgovic.

    He could be good co-main event.
     
  3. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    I'd be surprised if he gets another title shot.
     
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  4. boxingscience

    boxingscience Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The question is should Whyte retire and your answer is no, because he can keep getting starched. What sort of boxing fan are you? Too many comments like yours on this thread shows you're a casual boxing fan.
     
  5. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan KC ATR: 45-6 SR: 45-6 Full Member

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    If his goal is to become a champion, yes. He will never become a real world champion and he’ll only be on the decline for the rest of his career from now on.

    If his goal is to box for the love of the sport.... I’m not sure. He has a glass jaw and gets knocked out or knocked down fairly frequently. That can’t be good for his health.
     
  6. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

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    More than half of the worlds pro boxers get paid to get starched on a regular basis
     
  7. boxingscience

    boxingscience Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A lot of the journeymen you're talking about don't keep getting starched. When you get starched you can't box for a while due to medical suspension, and I wouldn't want no boxer to keep getting starched. I certainly wouldn't say it's a good enough career to not take retirement. Brain damage is a thing in boxing and shouldn't be taken lightly.
     
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  8. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

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    I would quite happily retire with the purse he received for the bout, invest it wisely and live comfortably.

    However i saw no reason that he definitely should retire, the losses on his record are to Povetkin, AJ and Fury only, if he so chose there is plenty of money to be made in other bouts, though he might want to tighten up his uppercut defence, as sure as hell any future opponent will be testing it.
     
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  9. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    I put 'not sure'.

    He's had a good career but clearly past prime.

    In general, each time a wealthy boxer retires in good health it's a win for a sport that doesn't get enough of them.

    On the flipside, there's no shame losing to Fury. I think he gives most of the other top guys a good fight. He has a good ranking.

    There's a chance that in one years time 1,2 or even all three of the guys ahead of him are retired. He may want to stick around on that offchance?
     
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  10. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Whyte would knock him out, not made for heavyweight
     
  11. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Jalolov, the clue’s in the name, ‘lol’, Whyte would be too experienced for him at this point
     
  12. Serge

    Serge CEO of Wasserman Boxing Staff Member

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    Feel bad for him losing like that after waiting so long for his shot and all the crap he had to go through courtesy of the Wilder Bodyguard Council

    Plenty of good matchups for him out there and top HWs he can still beat though
     
  13. The Professor

    The Professor Socialist Ring Leader Staff Member

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    What's so "casual" about that? Boxing is a business - it is a job for these folks, and if they want to keep working, and they can pass the licensing exams, then they should keep fighting if they want to!

    Incidentally, I've been a boxing fan for 40 years, and have seen over that time so-called boxing fans move from having a clear understanding of this, to not seeming to get it at all. And so, you get these absurd calls for fighters to retire after a loss - which is silly, presumptuous, unnecessary and frankly smacks of whining.

    If Whyte wants to continue his career he should - and he can make some good money as a "name" opponent padding the record for up and comers. And boxing fans should quit ****ing whining about it.
     
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  14. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

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    They get beat up then

    Either way its the same thing based on your reasoning
     
  15. miniq

    miniq You Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    Whyte, AJ, Fury,, Ruiz Jr, Usyk & Wilder should all retire now.

    All of them are wary of how quickly the division could open up though and are desperate for that glory to claim they are "two" or "three" time champions.

    It's kind of sad.