There's no debating that Dillian Whyte will still be on cloud nine following his victory over Joseph Parker.
Despite breaking his left hand before the fight, the 'Body Snatcher' took a unanimous points decision at the O2 Arena to put him in contention for a World heavyweight championship.
Despite being dropped with 30 seconds to spare in the final round of the fight, Whyte held on to record his eighth-straight victory, but he's admitted himself that there is a lot more to come in his future performances.
“I’m a tough, resilient man. It takes a lot to put me away,” said Whyte.
“But this is boxing, you get hit with punches and you have to show heart. The heart’s never been a problem for me, I’ve showed it my whole career.
"I just need to tighten up on little technical bits and get in better shape.
“I’m still relatively inexperienced and still have a lot more to learn. There’s a lot more to come. I’m getting a lot, lot better.”
Whyte has been on a recovery mission since his 2015 knockout by Anthony Joshua, and is now on an eight-fight winning streak, names like Dereck Chisora and Lucas Browne on the long list of heavyweights that the Brixton fighter has dethroned.
With Deontay Wilder reportedly in negotiations with Tyson Fury for a huge fight in December, and Joshua facing off against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on September 22, Whyte may have to wait for a huge title shot.
Whyte thinks he has the answer though in regards to his next potential clash.
“I’d like to fight the likes of Manuel Charr,” said Whyte.
“Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua are going to be tied up, so Manuel Charr is the kind of opponent I’d be looking at which would be great. Get that fight, it’s a big fight.”
With Joshua being the WBA super champion Charr holds the 'regular' belt, and defends it for the first time against 45-year-old Puerto Rican Fres Oquendo on September 29 in Cologne, Germany.
Charr holds a record of 31 wins and 4 defeats, one of those victories coming against Tyson Fury's comeback opponent, Sefer Seferi.
Losses have come to the likes of Vitali Klitschko and Joshua's next challenger Povetkin, and on paper, it looks like Charr could be a step down in quality from his last opponent Parker.
If the two do come face-to-face in the ring and Whyte does manage to defeat Charr, it gives him even more leverage to be involved in a potential super-fight with Joshua or Wilder.
And no-one can disagree that Dillian would deserve it.News Now - Sport News