Dillian Whyte is the hardest hitting heavyweight, according to British champion Fabio Wardley.
Having been introduced to boxing through the white-collar scene and then turning professional without having a single amateur bout, 28-year-old Wardley saw it necessary to gain experience through sparring.
As such, he has made sure to take on the very best. “To date, I’ve ticked most of them off now,” he told talkSPORT. “I’ve done Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte, Oleksandr Usyk, Filip Hrgovic, Derek Chisora.
All the big names and top ten guys, I’ve ticked them all off, which is something I’m quite happy with and I’m thankful to them for giving me that opportunity.”
In terms of who has the hardest punch out of all the fighters he has sparred, Wardley said: “I’ve done more rounds with some than others.
“Like with Joshua I’ve only done maybe ten rounds in total, whereas with Hrgovic I spent about a month in Miami with him training and when you spend more time with someone there’s more opportunity for them to land some sweeter shots.
“But, the single time I’ve been hit the hardest is Dillian Whyte I think when he’s caught me with that quick check left hook a few times and it catches you by surprise.”
‘The Bodysnatcher’ Whyte is famed for his left hook, which has seen a number of high level fighters hit the canvas over the years, including Chisora, Lucas Browne, Alexander Povetkin and Joseph Parker.