Dillian Whyte beats Joseph Parker in gruelling contest

Dillian Whyte beats Joseph Parker in gruelling contest
Dillian Whyte beats Joseph Parker in gruelling contest
Whyte (right) put Parker down for the first time in his career and subjected him to only his second defeat

Dillian Whyte beat heavyweight rival Joseph Parker on points at London's O2 Arena to bolster his claim for a world title fight.

The 30-year-old Briton made it eight wins in a row as he overpowered the former WBO heavyweight champion in a gruelling contest on Saturday.

Parker, 26, went down in the second round and once again after a chopping left hand from Whyte in the ninth.

The Kiwi rallied bravely in the last two rounds but a tiring Whyte held on.

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