Whyte to face unbeaten Rivas in July

British heavyweight Dillian Whyte.

Oscar Rivas will be next up for Dillian Whyte, with the two heavyweights booked to face each other at the O2 Arena on July 20.

Dillian Whyte will face unbeaten Mexican 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, the governing body ordering the American 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 inside a round in January.

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.

“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,” Whyte said in a press release from Matchroom Boxing.

“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.”

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