Dillian Whyte will clash Oscar Rivas in a heavyweight showdown that could determine the next title contender at The O2 in London on Saturday, July 20, live on DAZN.The Brixton heavyweight is tantalisingly close to a shot at one of the division’s champions, but his No 1 ranking with the WBC will be on the line against Rivas, the Canada-based Colombian, who has 18 knockouts in 26 victories.
Event: Whyte vs Rivas
Date: July 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue:O2 Arena, London,Sky Sports, DAZN 1PM EST
Broadcasters FOX Sports
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Whyte (25-1 18 KOs) will be putting his number one spot with the WBC on the line when he faces the unbeaten Rivas for the WBC ‘interim’ title and the 31-year-old Brit will be looking for a tenth straight win against the Columbian. Whyte has become a must-watch fighter since going to war with Anthony Joshua back in December 2012, and is taking on a formidable opponent in Rivas.
“I am very happy to be fighting again at The O2 in July,” Whyte said via press release. “Oscar Rivas is undefeated and ranked in the top 10 across the board of all the governing bodies. He has been one of the most avoided heavyweight fighters in the last few years. His KO victory over Bryant Jennings sent shockwaves through the division. He has a great amateur and professional record, including a win over Kubrat Pulev. I am more than happy to carry on fighting top 10 fighters like Rivas until I get my well-earned shot at Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua. I can’t wait until July 20 to fight again at The O2 which is one of the best venues in the world for boxing.”
Rivas (26-0 18 KOs) is a dangerous opponent as the unbeaten Colombian heads into the bout coming off of the biggest win of his career when he stopped former title challenger Bryant Jennings back in January. That victory underlined his potential to be a future contender. ‘Kaboom’ is ranked at number ten with the WBC, seven in the IBF and a fifth with both the WBA and WBO.
The Canada-based 31-year-old carries an impressive amateur record into the professional ranks, beating Kubrat Pulev in the 2008 Olympic Games a year after landing silver in the Pan-American games. With 18 knockouts in 26 fights since turning pro, July 20 promises to be an explosive war between two big punchers..