It’a getting bigger and bigger for boxing fans as Dillian Whyte takes on Oscar Rivas for a possible matchup with Deontay Wilder. The fight will be a double treat with Manny Pacquiao also set to clash with Keith Thurman on July 20. Rafael Dos Anjos will also lock horns with Leon Edwards in the UFC octagon besides.
The battle of the heavyweights is the chance for Whyte to completely redeem himself as the major contender for WBC. He was down and out losing to Anthony Joshua in 2015 but has brutally smashed opponents since. Rivas is though will be a bigger challenge than it looks since he’s still unbeaten after 26 professional bouts.
Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas will clash in a heavyweight match at O2 Arena, London.
The ring walk is set to take place at 10:30 AM on July 20.
Where to watch ?
Sky Sports Box Office will broadcast the match at £19.95 for UK viewers. The corresponding Sky Sports box office website will stream the match online.
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Dillian Whyte(25-1-0, 18KOs) is probably in the form of his life knocking out opponents for fun. After that fateful night, he has knocked out former WBO Champion Daniel Chisoro, Josh Parker among others.
This opportunity is though is a golden chance for him to become the interim WBC champion. He will have a shot at Anthony Joshua again then although Tyson Fury might come in the way. Nevertheless, Whyte will be itching to break Rivas’ unbeaten streak.
For Rivas, here is an opportunity to show the world he can beat the best in the business. His record (26-0-0, 18KOs) is particularly impressive until this point. He will though have to tackle Whyte’s brutal power through his tactics.
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What they said
“I have been waiting for an opportunity like this for years, and now it is happening. I am looking forward to showing people what I can do.”
Rivas said ahead of the all-important clash.
“He’s thinking, ‘I’ve been in the ring 26 times, I’ve defeated 26 opponents. He feels unstoppable right now,” Whyte remarked.