Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Whyte: Rivas is High-Risk Fight, But I'll Try To Knock Him Out

Dillian Whyte expects a very tough fight when he faces unbeaten Canadian puncher Oscar Rivas at the O2 Arena on July 20.

British heavyweight Whyte is ranked number one by the WBC but missed out on a shot at champion Deontay Wilder, when the sanctioning body ordered Wilder to defend his title against Dominic Breazeale instead.

The 31-year-old – nicknamed 'The Body Snatcher' – will put his status with the WBC on the line when he tops the bill in London against Rivas, who stopped Bryant Jennings in the final round of their clash back in January.

whyte-rivas

Whyte recorded wins over Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker and Dereck Chisora in 2018, improving his record to 25-1, and is looking forward to his first outing this year.

Despite the punching power of Rivas, Whyte also has power in his hands and plans to go for the knockout when they meet inside the ring.

He's confident that Rivas will go down or get hurt at some point in the contest.

"He'll be a tough man. Coming from Colombia, it's not an easy place. I'm sure he's been through his fair bit of ups and downs. I expect him to be confident and be quite confrontational and be up for it," Whyte told Sky Sports.

"You're coming to the lion's den, you're coming to my hunting ground, and once you step into my hunting ground you become prey. He's going to be trying to knock me out and I'm definitely going to try to knock him out. Everyone I have fought has either been knocked down, or been knocked out, or been hurt badly at some stage, so I have to once again go to the well and prove myself again, but that's good. Nothing great comes easy.

"It was a good win, a very good win. I actually watched the fight. At that time, he wasn't even considered as an opponent. Bryant Jennings is a very fit guy, in shape, and he outworked him and overpowered him down the stretch. He's hungry and he put a lot of graft in, he fought well, and he was very aggressive in the fight. It is a very high-risk fight. Oscar Rivas is the most dangerous out of the lot of them."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Sid-Knee on 04-27-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19696245]Well, nobody knows boxing like you, Sid. It’s not that half the site has you blocked for being an idiot, it’s that we just can’t argue with your sound logic,[/QUOTE] Who cares if the biggest trolls on here block me?…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 04-27-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19696242]Yeah, Browne sure looked fresher weighing twenty pounds heavier against whyte. Jesus, get his **** out of your mouth.[/QUOTE] I said he was fresher, not fitter. That KO can't have done him any good. At least with Whyte he seemed…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 04-27-2019

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19694786]Chisora who has a lot more energy, pressure, combinations and power couldn't get him out of there with body shots but the lazy lighter hitter who works at a snail pace will? Well you're going to be disappointed. Whyte will…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 04-27-2019

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19694807]How, Whyte beat Allen you clown. He also fought a fresher Browne. Now you can get back to smoking your meth.[/QUOTE] Yeah, Browne sure looked fresher weighing twenty pounds heavier against whyte. Jesus, get his **** out of your mouth.

Comment by Jkp on 04-26-2019

[QUOTE=archiemoore1;19693790]I have great respect for whyte for fighting all comers and for his honest assessment of rivas. He's not delusional like some fighters. He knows the risk and is taking it head on. I think this fight a toss up…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (55)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Fury: Rematch With Wilder Biggest Heavyweight Fight In 50 Years, Since Ali-Frazier Eddie Hearn: We Must See Joshua vs. Wilder-Fury Winner Mickey Bey Now a Free Agent, Aims For Big Fights Like Gervonta MTK Golden Contract: Leigh Wood Is Making Up For Lost Time Foreman: Fury Will Beat Wilder - Likely By Controversial Decision Fury Warns: I'm Going To Rip Wilder's Heart Out, Feed it To Him! Charlie Edwards, Liam Walsh, Michael McKinson Back on April 18 Amateur Champion's Arrest Creates Big Scandal in Russia First Encounters With Tyson Fury Tyson Fury: No British Judges For Wilder Rematch? Fantastic! Tyson Fury Media Interview on Deontay Wilder Rematch Deontay Wilder Media Interview on Tyson Fury Rematch Wilder: Tyson Fury Can't Punch - My Two-Year-Old Hits Harder! Navarrete-Santisima, Fundora-Lewis - Face-Offs at Grand Arrivals Charles Martin, Gerald Washington - Face-Off at Grand Arrival Tyson Fury Makes His Grand Arrival in Las Vegas Deontay Wilder Makes His Grand Arrival in Las Vegas Fury Slams Wilder's Record: Former NFL Players, Has-Beens, Bums! LIVE STREAM: Wilder vs. Fury II - Grand Arrivals in Las Vegas Catterall Will Not Step Aside To Allow Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez Tyson Fury: Changing Trainer Was Best Decision I Ever Made Wilder vs. Fury Rematch: Predictions From Fighters, Trainers Fury, Arum Fire Back at Eddie Hearn Over Training Camp Rumors Steward: I Don't Want a Decision, Fury Doesn't Want a Decision Fury: I Wouldn't Have Switched To Trainer I Didn't Already Know Canelo vs. Saunders Very Likely To Get Done, Says MTK Exec MTK Golden Contract: Fights Now Set After Semi-Final Draw Boxeo Telemundo Returns To Its Roots For Season Premiere Tyson Fury: Money is Too Big Not Have Trilogy Clause in Contract Ramos: Just Goes To Prove That Fights Are Never Over Till It's Over Fury: Wilder Doesn't Hit Harder Than Klitschko; Can't Be Biggest Puncher Ever Tyson Fury: Steve Cunningham, Not Wilder, Was My Toughest Opponent Hearn: Fury Turned Back on UK, Joshua Unification Likely Elsewhere MTK Golden Contract: McKenna Wants Davies In The Final Johnny Nelson Gives High Praise To Isaac Chamberlain Klitschko: I Want Fury To Beat Wilder, Not Sure His Head is Right Golden Boy's Diaz: Ryan Garcia vs. Jorge Linares is Very Viable Rene Giron Signs With Espinoza Boxing, Will Compete At 130 Fury Notwithstanding, Wilder-Joshua Remains The Era's Defining Heavyweight Fight Fury: After This Fight I'm Going To Binge on Cocaine and Hookers!
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement