Both Parker and Whyte had previously lost for the first time in their careers against Anthony Joshua.
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Briton Dillian Whyte's once unlikely dream of a tilt at a world heavyweight title after a violent and troubled childhood moved a step closer Saturday with a unanimous points win over New Zealand's former world champion Joseph Parker. Whyte, who has been defeated just once in his professional career in 2015 by present champion Anthony Joshua, withstood a late rally from Parker to win with the judges scoring it 113-112, 115-110, 114-111 .Parker went down in the second round and received a count, although it appeared it was due to a clash of heads rather than a punch from Whyte.By the sixth, Whyte was landing more effectively and Parker looked spent.Parker threw caution to the wind in the final round and put Whyte down with less than 30 seconds to go, the Briton clambering to his feet and just holding on.
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