The position that Jermaine Franklin currently occupies is one that his upcoming foe, Dillian Whyte, is very familiar with. However, after aggregating an undefeated record through 16 career fights, Whyte was delivered an unwanted piece of humble pie against Anthony Joshua in December of 2015.

Since his untimely demise, Whyte has gone on to experience the highest of highs, including an 11-fight win streak, and the lowest of lows, particularly, a disastrous fifth-round stoppage defeat at the hands of then 41-year-old faded former champion, Alexander Povetkin.

Franklin though, has yet to experience a bad night at the pugilistic office. With an unblemished record through 21 career fights, he'll look to nab the biggest victory of his career when he matches up against Whyte on the 26th of November at Wembley Arena.

As their heavyweight showdown draws near, Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) fondly remembers his time as an undefeated professional. Outside of Franklin’s overarching skillset, Whyte is of the belief that until someone strips a fighter of their flawless record, combatants such as Franklin will be difficult to defeat.  

“You know, when you're undefeated, you have an aura of invincibility about you,” said Whyte during an interview with Matchroom Boxing. “I think he genuinely believes that. He’s hungry. It’s really hard to defeat an undefeated fighter.”

Whyte, of course, is attempting to shrug off the unfortunate turn of events that took place in his last outing. After bellyaching for years on end over his shot at fighting for a world title, Whyte was given his wish against Tyson Fury earlier this year. His dreams, however, morphed into a nightmare as Fury pounded him from pillar to post, resulting in a sixth-round knockout loss.

Surly and motivated, Whyte has vowed to work his way diligently back up the heavyweight ladder. In doing so, the 35-year-old is well aware that lackluster performances, regardless if they result in victory, are unacceptable at this stage in his career.

While he respects Franklin and everything he brings to the table, Whyte reveals that he’s immured himself in an arduous training camp with the hopes of detonating a fight-ending blow well before the sound of the final bell.

“I want to win in style. I’m going to press and try to knock him out.”