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Dillian Whyte vs. Mariusz Wach Added To Joshua-Ruiz Card

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte has landed a spot on the colossal Andy Ruiz Jr vs. Anthony Joshua 2 World title rematch taking place at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.
 
Whyte will take on Poland’s former World title challenger Mariusz Wach in his first fight back since climbing off the canvas to outpoint Oscar ‘Kaboom’ Rivas in an exciting battle at The O2 in London back in July that saw him move to 26-1 (18 KOs).
 
Wach (35-5, 19 KOs) was due to face Whyte back in 2017 before ‘The Body Snatcher’ withdrew from their contest with an injured foot, but ‘The Viking’, a former opponent of Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin, will now have the opportunity to lock horns with Whyte following back to back wins in his homeland.
 
Fellow Brit Tom Little (10-7, 3 KOs) will also be targeting a huge upset on the undercard as he takes on Mahammadrasul Majidov (1-0, 1 KO), the former world amateur champion.

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Alexander Povetkin's explosive encounter with Michael Hunter has already been confirmed, along with Filip Hrgovic's step-up in class against Eric Molina on an action-packed evening of Heavyweight fights.
 
The talented young duo of Leeds Super-Bantamweight Hopey Price (1-0) and Los Angeles Super-Middleweight Diego Pacheco (7-0, 6 KOs) will also be eager to impress at Diriyah Arena.
 
“I’m delighted to be fighting in Saudi Arabia against Mariusz Wach,” said Whyte. “He’s probably got one of the best chins in the Heavyweight division.
 
“I have been training and working hard to fight so it’s great to get a date and it’s very exciting for me to be fighting somewhere different like Saudi Arabia.
 
“I want to fight in different places and different settings and this card has the biggest Heavyweight fight on it that we have seen in years.
 
“I’m just going to keep chasing the World titles, so if I keep winning then I hope to land that World title shot in 2020, that’s the plan for December 7.”
 
“This wraps up a huge card for what will be a historic night for the sport,” said Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Boxing. "Ten big Heavyweights will descend on Diriyah to cause a shockwave through World boxing as Saudi Arabia hosts one of the biggest Heavyweight fights of all time. Ten days to go!"
 
Adam Smith, Head of Sky Sports Boxing, said: “Anthony Joshua's epic rematch night has even more heavyweight fireworks as Dillian Whyte battles Mariusz Wach on a bill which is brimming with big punchers.
 
“Whyte will be seeking to showcase his power against the battle-hardened Mariusz Wach, while the likeable Tom Little receives a dream fight against Mahammadrasul Majidov, the former world amateur champion.
 
“Hopey Price and Diego Pacheco are also keen to display their talent on a momentous night for the sport as we build towards Joshua's spectacular showdown with Ruiz Jr.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by deathofaclown on 11-30-2019

[QUOTE=Angeljuice;20219935]Fury was banned retrospectively. He'd been out of boxing and taking Cocaine etc. for over 2 years. He was told that he was banned for 2 years, starting 2 years ago.[/QUOTE] They still stripped his license much earlier because he…

Comment by Angeljuice on 11-29-2019

[QUOTE=deathofaclown;20217656]Tyson Fury was stripped of his license from the BBBoC and banned, so the same thing never happened as Whyte. The problem with the Fury case, which i think also happened with Eric Molina, is that UKAD never acknowledge their…

Comment by Ray* on 11-28-2019

[QUOTE=deathofaclown;20217656]Tyson Fury was stripped of his license from the BBBoC and banned, so the same thing never happened as Whyte. The problem with the Fury case, which i think also happened with Eric Molina, is that UKAD never acknowledge their…

Comment by REDEEMER on 11-28-2019

[QUOTE=Phenom;20217465]Whyte is not important enough to duck guy goes 12 with Robert Helenius and he supposed to be a threat :lol1: Look Whyte probably looks good to you in comparison because you watch guys like Tom Little and David Price…

Comment by deathofaclown on 11-28-2019

[QUOTE=Ray*;20217295]That's exactly what happened with the Furys (Hughie and Tyson). Who has Hearn had a go at? fighters who has been in the same position? Miller? Fury? Ryan Martin? Canelo?[/QUOTE] Tyson Fury was stripped of his license from the BBBoC…

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