As expected from a Dillian Whyte fight week, tensions begin to rise at the presser.
‘The Body Snatcher’ exchanged heated words with Jesse Addison, Franklin’s trainer, after Addison called Whyte a ‘wounded lion’ and expressed that healthy lions, such as Jermaine Franklin, would destroy the likes of Whyte who has been knocked out twice.
Jesse Addison also criticised Whyte’s speech, asking his trainer, Buddy McGirt, to talk for him.
Whyte did not hold back in his response as he told Addison what he would do to him, regardless of his age.
“I don’t give a f**k if you’re a pensioner, I will smack the sh*t out of you if you keep talking. Shut the f**k up. Dumb f**k.”
Dillian Whyte exchanging words with Jermaine Franklin's trainer at the presser ahead of their fight on Saturday: "I don't give a f*** if you're a pensioner, I'll smack the s*** out of you if you keep talking."
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Tensions continued to rise at the face off as he Whyte pushed Dmitry Salita, Jermaine Franklin’s promoter. When Salita had a shove back, they were forced to be separated.
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With both teams bringing the heat, the match up on Saturday, 26th November, looks set to be an exciting fight with a lot resting on both men.
Whyte will be looking for redemption after his recent loss to WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury – and a win could put him back into the limelight with a potential rematch with former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.
Franklin will also be feeling the pressure as he aims to retain his undefeated record and line up a fight with ‘AJ’, after Eddie Hearn tempted the American with earning millions of dollars.
The action can be seen this Saturday at OVO Arena Wembley in London and live on DAZN.