Oscar has everything to gain in this fight, and Whyte has everything to lose
Venue: O2 Arena, London
- Same amount of fights to date
- Rivas defending undefeated record
- Whyte hopes to keep WBC championship ambitions alive
- Whyte boasts more big-name wins
- Whyte has advantage in terms of height and reach
- Both coming off big knockout wins
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Both fighters are capable of knockouts in later rounds.
Dillion Whyte’s record stands at 25-0-1 while Oscar Rivas’ is 26-0-0, however, Whyte is the strong favourite to win the fight.
Prior to his upset win, Andy Ruiz was probably the most underrated heavyweight in the sport. Now that he has defeated Anthony Joshua, Ruiz has become one of the most popular athletes in the division, and Dillian Whyte will now carry the mantle as the most underrated heavyweight.
It is no surprise that Dillian Whyte feels resentment towards heavyweight boxing. After being No1 heavyweight contender for two years, he has had to watch while his contemporaries have all battled for heavyweight titles in recent months.
Dillian Whyte will now have an opportunity of his own. If he is able to get past the dangerous and unbeaten Oscar Rivas, he will keep his place in line for a title shot.
The 32-year-old Oscar Rivas is a Colombian fighter who spent most of his career fighting in Canada, with a couple of fights taking place in the U.S and one in France. Rivas’ last fight was against American Bryant Jennings where he won by technical knockout in the 12th round. He was able to retain his NABF heavyweight title while securing the IBF International and WBO-NABO heavyweight titles in the process.
For Rivas, a win would put him near the top of any of the four belts. Currently, Rivas is ranked 5th with the WBO, 8th in the IBF, 10th in the WBC, and 7th with the WBA.