Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte had a pretty honest summation of what he saw this weekend between Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usyk.

Ultimately the best man on the night won in the form of Usyk but Bellew certainly surprised many by winning the fight on the scorecards at the time of stoppage.

He showed boxing skill that many didn’t believe he had to mix it with the likes of Usyk.

Speaking to IFL TV after the fight, Dillian Whyte said:

“He’s done well. He’s done himself proud. You can never fault him and he went out actually fighting. He didn’t come in there to just pick up his pay cheque and just quit. He went out fighting.” 

Indeed he did, which is a large part of why his boxing career made him so popular with fans over the years.

As for Whyte, he takes on Dereck Chisora in a highly anticipated rematch on December 22nd in London.

The very same night Carl Frampton boxes Joshua Warrington in Manchester where both events will go head to head on UK pay per view and on US TV / streaming services.