The WBC #1 mandatory contender 🇬🇧Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte continues to wait for his shot at the title held by current champion Deontay Wilder, a wait that Whyte has continuously noted has gone on for over 600 days at this point. The last time we saw Whyte in the ring he won with an explosive 11th round knockout over longtime rival Derek Chisora in December of 2018.
This Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, Whyte (25-1-0, 18KO) will take on WBC #10 ranked 🇨🇴Oscar Rivas (26-0-0, 18KO) in yet another eliminator for the Title shot. Rivas is coming into this fight after the biggest win so far in his 26 pro fight career. In January the Colombian born Rivas who now resides in Montreal, defeated longtime heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings by 12th round TKO in Verona, New York.
Whyte has potential big ticket fights within his grasp against Wilder and Tyson Fury, but has made it clear that while he is fully aware of what the future can hold, he isn’t looking past the rising Rivas who would love nothing more than to add an upset over Whyte to his 2019 resume as he climbs the ladder to his own goal of a title shot.
Whyte is known to please fans of action packed battles and this one has the potential to be another one to notch on his resume. He brings what is probably the biggest left hook in the heavyweight division today and Rivas, who has beaten Andy Ruiz and Kubrat Pulev at the amateur level, will have to prove that he can avoid it and Whyte’s other power shots to pull the upset.