Whyte vs Parker tale of the tape: How the fighters shape up ahead of heavyweight showdown

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There’s so little to choose between Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker.

The heavyweight pair are preparing for a potentially career-defining showdown at the O2, which will be broadcast exclusively live on talkSPORT.

Parker put up a real fight against Anthony Joshua

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Parker put up a real fight against Anthony Joshua

Whyte vs Parker: Tale of the tape

Both fighters come into the bout with just one defeat on their pro record.

Anthony Joshua is responsible for each of those, first out-gunning Whyte back in November 2012, before a points victory over Parker at the Principality Stadium in March.

Whyte and Parker are both 6ft4, but it’s The Body Snatcher who has the significant reach advantage.

The Kiwi has been in the ring for 25 more rounds in his career, despite being four years junior to his opponent.

So far in the build-up its been all smiles from both boxers

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So far in the build-up its been all smiles from both boxers

That might be what eventual tips the scales in this one, with Parker just about edging it with the bookmakers.

But Whyte is trying not to let his lack of comparable experience bother him in what has been a relatively polite build-up to the fight.

He said: “I haven’t had a long professional career or a long amateur career, so I am still learning and picking up bits and pieces every day.

“He’s a young guy but he’s got about three times the experience I’ve got, so it’s tough.”

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

Whyte was hugely impressive against Lucas Browne

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Whyte was hugely impressive against Lucas Browne

Joseph Parker

Age: 26

Fights: 25

Won: 24

Knockouts: 18

Drawn: 0

Lost: 1

Rounds: 135

Height: 6ft4

Reach: 193 cm

Odds: 10/11

Parker gave as good as he’s got against AJ

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Parker gave as good as he’s got against AJ

When is the fight?

Fight night is on Saturday, July 28.

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

How can I listen to it?

You can join us right here on talkSPORT for exclusive commentary of the fight and undercard.

Tune in from 7pm and enjoy all the build-up to the big one.

You can also listen via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM, on the talkSPORT app, or through the following TV channels: Sky – Channel 0108, Virgin Media -Channel 927, Freeview – Channel 723, Freesat – Channel 731.

Tune into talkSPORT for exclusive LIVE commentary of Whyte vs Parker from the O2 on Saturday, July 28.

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