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Dillian Whyte-Oscar Rivas - WBC Interim Title Confirmed For Bout

The World Boxing Council and Matchroom Boxing are delighted to confirm that Saturday’s bout between Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas at The O2 in London, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US, will be contested for the WBC Interim World Heavyweight Championship.

The winner of the bout will become Mandatory Challenger for the WBC Heavyweight World Championship, currently held by Deontay Wilder.

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Whyte (25-1 18 KOs) has been No.1 in the WBC rankings since November 2017 and has overcome all challengers since to blast his way towards a deserved World title shot. 'The Body Snatcher', hailing from Brixton in London, put Derek Chisora away in devastating style in his last outing, the pair thrilling the Greenwich crowd in their rematch in December – before icing ‘WAR’ Chisora in the 11th round of their brutal clash.

Rivas (26-0 18 KOs) is yet another dangerous challenger for Whyte to risk his World rankings with, and the Colombian comes into the bout on the back of his biggest win in the paid ranks. Rivas traveled to Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York in January and KO’d former World title challenger Bryant Jennings in the final round of their clash, underlining his dangerous potential to World titlists and fellow contenders.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “I’m very happy that we have reached an agreement with the WBC and this makes Saturday night even more important. Dillian Whyte has faced all comers in reaching his WBC No.1 position and now he stands just one more test away from a shot at the WBC World title - it’s all on the line this Saturday at The O2.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 07-19-2019

[QUOTE=Jkp;19910409]Wont matter if overlooked or not. Whyte struggles with anyone he fights. dont matter if it UK plumber Dave Allen or journeymen Chisora with 9 losses, Whyte will struggle and probably almost die as he does in every fight.[/QUOTE] That's…

Comment by FlyingFJ on 07-18-2019

[QUOTE=Ray*;19908930]Even if Whyte beats Rivas (I doubt he does), Wilder/Ortiz rematch and Wilder/Fury or Ruiz (If he beats Joshua again) would happen before Wilder or Fury has to fight Whyte as a mandatory. And to be honest the Ruiz/AJ rematch…

Comment by Jkp on 07-18-2019

[QUOTE=Roberto Vasquez;19910374]Whyte knows how good Rivas is. I don't see him overlooking him.[/QUOTE] Wont matter if overlooked or not. Whyte struggles with anyone he fights. dont matter if it UK plumber Dave Allen or journeymen Chisora with 9 losses, Whyte…

Comment by sicko on 07-18-2019

[QUOTE=Roberto Vasquez;19910374]Whyte knows how good Rivas is. I don't see him overlooking him.[/QUOTE] Yeah I don't think so either...I hope Not!

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 07-18-2019

[QUOTE=sicko;19910211]Once again people are looking ahead just completely overlooking Rivas. I would not be shocked if another shack up in the heavyweight division happens with a massive Upset by Rivas :nonono: Focus on what is in front of you![/QUOTE] Whyte…

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