Dillian Whyte won’t talk about his chance at a majority decision win over Jermaine Franklin on Saturday night.
However, the result divided opinion among boxing fans, with the American putting in a far better performance than many expected and later claiming he had been ‘robbed’ by the judges.
Whyte believed he had done more than enough to get back into the win column against Franklin following his sixth-round knockout loss to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury earlier this year.
“I thought I won the fight by four rounds. Four clear rounds! But that’s what it is, it’s boxing, man. You can cry for it, cry for it, that’s boxing,” Whyte told Boxing UK after the fight.
“There are three judges, that’s what sucks in boxing because a judge can like aggressiveness, a judge can like boxing, a judge can like to hit… you never know!
“We’ve seen fights where you go ‘What? What are these guys looking at? ‘”
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn believes his man did enough to beat Franklin, but understands why some believe the previously undefeated American did enough to claim victory.
“I thought Dillian won the championship rounds to win the fight by one round, maybe two rounds. I can see a draw, and when it’s 115-113 I can see it the other way too,” Hearn told iFL TV.
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“I don’t blame people for thinking Franklin might have made the fight because it was a very close fight.”
However, the chairman of Matchroom Sports will not agree to talk about a robbery at Wembley Arena, he added: “It is not a robbery at all. It was a very close fight.
“I think it was 115-113 for Whyte. I can see a draw. Can I see 115-113 in Franklin? Not really, but maybe. Anyone who says it’s a robbery is as big as shit in all honesty.
Anthony Joshua watched from the ring and showed respect to Whyte, knowing full well they could lock the horns again in 2023.
But the man himself expressed interest in taking on Oleksandr Usyk, Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz when the conversation turned to AJ.
“I just want to start getting in there with the top heavyweights,” Whyte added.
“Look, I have two or three guys left to fight and then I fought everyone in my time. Few guys in those days would have done that.
“I would love to fight Wilder, Ruiz and Usyk – and then I fought everyone.”