Why is Dillian Whyte fighting this evening? TV channel, live stream and how to follow Brit’s return to the ring

Dillian Whyte is finally set to return to action this evening after being cleared of doping.

The Brit will instead face his opponent, Christian Hammer, tonight, which is unusual for boxing matches.


Whyte has waited a long time, but he ‘s looking to rebuild his careerCredit: Getty

The Body Snatcher has been ruled out of fighting since failing a drugs test last year ahead of an intended bout with Anthony Joshua.

However, he’s been cleared now and will re-enter the ring nearly two years after his win over Jermaine Franklin in November 2022.

Why is Dillian Whyte fighting on a Sunday?

Well, Whyte is taking on Hammer in Ireland this weekend, and it’s St Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17.

It is a public holiday in Ireland, meaning everyone has the day off.

Of course, it’s also on a Sunday this year, meaning the public holiday is on Monday, so the majority of the country will be off work, which explains why Whyte has picked Sunday to ensure he gets a good, rowdy crowd.

It's been a long time since Whyte fought


It’s been a long time since Whyte foughtCredit: Matchroom
Dillian Whyte drops video on his Instagram hinting at possible comeback to heavyweight Boxing

Whyte vs Hammer: Date and TV channel

This heavyweight encounter is set to be held at the TF Royal Hotel in Castlebar, Ireland.

It will take place on Sunday, March 17.

A UK broadcaster for Whyte’s return has yet to be confirmed for this bout.

The main card is expected to start at 5:30 pm, with the main event ring walks at 10pm.

talkSPORT will have live updates throughout the evening, while talkSPORT.com will also provide the best of the reaction as well.

Whyte vs Hammer: Undercard

Subject to change

  • MAIN EVENT: Dillian Whyte vs Christian Hammer
  • Ray Moylette vs Jake Tinklin
  • Gary O’Sullivan vs TBA
  • Thomas Carty vs Pavel Sour
  • Daniel O’Sullivan vs Martin Balog
  • Sedem Ama vs Ester Knecna
  • Craig O’Brien vs Remi Scholer
Whyte spoke to talkSPORT about his comeback


Whyte spoke to talkSPORT about his comebackCredit: talkSPORT

Whyte vs Hammer: What has been said?

Whyte revealed his thoughts on his upcoming fight exclusively to talkSPORT.

He said: “It’s a good fight, Christian Hammer is a tough guy and he’s fought a lot of guys. He’s really tough, and also, we know he’s going to press me as well.

“When you compete against someone you know, or a friend, or whatever, it adds that little extra needle and extra spite. We ain’t sparred, but we trained at the same gym, and I know Christian well.

“I’ve been out for 16 or 17 months now, so it’s a tough one to come back to.”


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