DILLIAN WHYTE will return to boxing on November 26 in his first fight since losing to Tyson Fury against Jermaine Franklin.
Whyte was beaten by WBC champion Fury at Wembley in April while fighting for the world title.
In the seven months since then, he has negotiated with several promoters and TV stations.
But Whyte has opted to return to Eddie Hearn and sports streaming service DAZN to fight Franklin at Wembley Arena.
He said: “It’s great to be back and doing what I love.
“I can’t wait to get in the ring and show the world that when push comes to shove I can get right back up at Wembley and remind everyone why I was the WBC number one for over four years was.
“As an undefeated heavyweight, Franklin is a dangerous guy, but I’ll teach him some lessons at OVO on November 26th.
“Most importantly, I teach him how to lose.”
Franklin, 29, is 21-0 with 14 KOs but has no marquee name on his record.
He said: “I’m super hyped to fight in the UK. They love boxing and I intend to make a statement by beating Dillian.
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“I want them to be loud and love my boxing style and embrace me as the people’s champion.
“The world will see the real Jermaine Franklin Jr.”
Whyte’s return isn’t the only heavyweight action tonight.
Undefeated Fabio Wardley, 27, battles Nathan Gorman, 26, for the vacant British title.
And light heavyweight Craig Richards, 32, also meets Latvia’s Ricards Bolotniks, also 32.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6496765/dillian-whyte-jermaine-franklin-tyson-fury/ Dillian Whyte returns to boxing against Jermaine Franklin on November 26 at Wembley Arena, seven months after Tyson Fury KO