Dillian Whyte is a Britishprofessional boxer. He has held the WBC Silver Heavyweight Title since 2017, and previously the British heavyweight title from 2016 to 2017. Whyte is also a former kickboxingchampion, having held the BIKMA British Super-HeavyweightTitle and the European K1 Title, and has competed professionally in mixed martial arts.
As of November 2018, Whyte is ranked as the world's third best active heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and fifth by The Ring magazine and sixth by BoxRec.
Originally, Whyte was a professional kickboxer, to which he became two-time British heavyweight kickboxing champion by claiming the BIKMA Super Heavyweight British Championship Title, and one-time European K1 champion, while being ranked UK #1 for five years in his weight category of 95 kg + ending his kickboxing career with a K-1 record of 20–1, before then turning to MMA.
Whyte made his professionalMMAdebut on December 6, 2008, at the Ultimate Challenge MMA, on the James McSweeney vs. Neil Grove undercard, where he defeated Mark Stroud with a hugely destructive left hook only 12 seconds into the round; ultimately winning by KO at The Troxy.